Posts In Category

Tourism News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the lesser Virgin Islands skink and the Florida scrub lizard may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The rare reptiles are at risk of disappearing due to development, climate change and other threats, according to the Center

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsInternational NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

A lifeboat like the one that fell during safety drill. MARSEILLE — One person has been killed and two others critically injured after a lifeboat fell from the world’s biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, which was docked in the French port of Marseille. According to La Provence,

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsTourism News

SAN JUAN — A passenger on a flight from New York to Puerto Rico is in FBI custody today after allegedly setting two blankets and a control panel on fire during a flight. Idializ Gomez boarded a JetBlue flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York at about 12:43

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsTourism News

  BREAKING: Coast Guard chopper search NASSAU — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a woman who fell from a Carnival cruise ship early Wednesday. The 32-year-old woman plunged off the 11th deck around 2:30 a.m. when the Carnival Ecstasy was about 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. The

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

MIAMI — Miguel Hernandez made a lot of money with “International Playmates,” his global escort service that prosecutors allege involved minors. Now he’ll spend 10 years in prison for it, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The Miami Beach man began his business in 2010 from a Fort Lauderdale hotel. The women

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

  STORMY WEATHER: Is Haiti’s Gain CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Late August through early September is prime time for hurricanes and tropical storms in the region. Even as it dies down, Tropical Depression Fiona spurred Royal Caribbean to make adjustments to itineraries, and Tropical Storm Gaston is on the horizon. Both

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsCrime NewsTourism News

WHAT, ME WORRY? PM Ralph Gonsalves KINGSTOWN — Embattled St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves denied that he is a serial rapist and said that the cyber crime bill passed on Friday was meant to crack down on criticisms leveled against his administration. Gonsalves, 61, has been

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsPuerto Rico NewsTourism News

SAN JUAN — Thirty people have been diagnosed with a rare paralyzing condition caused by Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico, the territory’s health department said Thursday. And Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden says he expects even more cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome in Puerto Rico

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland –In addition to the highways and byways of mainland America, the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking its marketing message to race tracks up and down the East Coast. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty were recently in Glenn Dale, Maryland, to formalize a

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsHealth NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsTourism News

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Friday because of the Zika virus, sending a message to the island that the virus, which has infected more than 10,000 residents, should be taken seriously. The warning came more than six months after the World

Read More