SINT MAARTEN SCARE! Dutch Plane With 53 People Aboard Forced To Return To Airport After Engine Trouble
PHILIPSBURG — A twin-engine Dutch airline was forced to turn around one hour into its flight from Sint Maarten to Curacao on Monday after engine problems were detected by the crew. The flight on an InselAir Fokker 50 was carrying 53 people on board when the flight crew determined about
PANAMA CITY — Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the $11.5 million raised through international donations during this time.
PAHO Says We Must Redouble Efforts To Eradicate Measles After Vaccine Deniers Allow Disease To Come Back
WASHINGTON — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations in the wake of ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas. PAHO is also urging the countries to strengthen surveillance to detect possible patients and implement measures to quickly respond to any
MIAMI — If you’re someone who books a cruise to let your hair down — whether that means partying with a cocktail or several, hitting the nightclubs, throwing your hands up in the air as you zip down a waterslide, or even seeking out a romantic fling a la The
ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Training Officer, at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Carishma Hicks said that CARIBE WAVE 18 provided an opportunity for the British Virgin Islands to test its tsunami warning systems, contingency plans, and promote tsunami preparedness. Hicks said following the passage of Hurricanes Maria and Irma
MIAMI — The death toll from Hurricane Irma‘s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, plus 85 fatalities indirectly linked to the storm, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
PORT OF SPAIN — New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. “We are seeing alterations to local reef fish populations due to warming ocean temperatures, particularly in
V.I. HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: Artifacts Indicate That Charlotte Amalie Was Home To Bustling Taino Indian Community
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 2,000 years ago there was likely a thriving Taino community in the heart of St. Thomas. In 2013, contractors began turning up shards of pottery and other artifacts during otherwise routine roadwork on Main Street near Market Square. Work was temporarily halted and archeologists were called
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS: No ‘Justification’ For European Union Including Territory on Tax Haven Blacklist
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The European Union, without justification, has added the U.S. Virgin Islands to its list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” for tax purposes. There is no evidence that the U.S. Virgin Islands has been used to evade or avoid any taxes imposed by European Union Member States, according to Lonnie
ORANGE IS THE NEW SMACK (DOWN): Alert Level on Active Submarine Volcano Kick ‘Em Jenny Rises From Yellow To Orange
GEORGETOWN — The National Disaster Management Agency in Grenada, has raised the alert level for the underwater volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny from yellow to orange because the activities have increased. The agency says it has been working with the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies in