MIAMI – Former President Bill Clinton formally launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami in Coral Gables this morning. The meeting brings together at least 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and develop solutions that address immediate
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — South African cruise company Cruiseabout announced over the weekend that they are launching “an innovative Caribbean cruise itinerary aimed at the naturist market” in that country. They say that sun-worshippers will delight in Cruiseabout’s “Privates of the Caribbean” itinerary that will take passengers to some of the world’s “most
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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is providing additional support to the recovery of the BVI’s Health Sector through funding from a number of donors. Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said that he is grateful for the additional support which came as a
Tourism Association Meeting Held In St. Thomas Raises and Distributes $10,000 to Storm Ravaged Islands
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association (USVIHTA) is honored to accept generous donations from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE), Tourism Cares, the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA)
SAN JUAN — Scientists in Puerto Rico have secured grant funding from the National Science Foundation to teach students to develop their own scientific solutions to the challenges created by natural disasters affecting the region. Category four hurricanes Irma and Maria caused loss of life and mass devastation to the
UNITED NATIONS: Despite Massive Humanitarian Efforts, Caribbean Children Still Don’t Have Access To Clean Drinking Water
HAVANA — Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported recently.
BRIDGETOWN — Hummingbirds’ specialization and vulnerability are often predicted based on their physical traits. Scientists now found that this is not the case for hummingbirds on the Caribbean islands. Instead, the bird’s environment is the determining factor. The new study was led by scientists from Center for Macroecology, Evolution
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.