Education Is The Key To Caribbean Dive Groups Working Together to Promote, Protect Coral Reef Excursions
BRIDGETOWN — Tourists must be educated to know which are the safest times to visit the region. And also which areas are least likely to face a catastrophic storm. Dive groups are trying to assuage tourists’ fears regarding hurricanes and inclement weather to increase tourism to the region. The Caribbean
As CARICOM trade ministers meet to discuss the future of Caribbean sugar, David Jessop (Caribbean Council) argues that successful protection of the industry will require that the four exporting countries, their fractious sugar industries, and food and drink manufacturers jointly recognize the long-term benefits that could flow from integration. GEORGETOWN — Among the
FEMA Will Give You Up To $1,600 In Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) If You Have Children … Even If You Never Got Food Stamps Before … APPLY NOW!
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Has the response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) been timely? CHARLOTTE AMALIE — More than two months after Hurricane Irma rattled St. Thomas and St. John to the core, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it wants to help YOU! People the Virgin
BRITISH INGENUITY: BVI Premier Orlando Smith Moves Into Pre-Fab Housing As A Mold-Free Alternative For Education After Irma
HAPPY STUDENTS! The British Virgin Islands shows its public-private partnership resourcefulness by getting a private donor to give Virgin Gorda it’s own temporary school building. Two months after Hurricane Irma, its U.S. Virgin Islands counterpart is sending storm-traumatized students to damaged, decrepit and moldy buildings for classes. Gov. Kenneth Mapp
FEMA BLUE ROOF: On Cyril E. King International Airport Tells You Everything You Need To Know About The State of Recovery in the Virgin Islands
MASHED UP: The inside of the Cyril E. King International Airport after Hurricane Irma hit Sept. 6. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two months after Hurricane Irma, there’s a FEMA blue tarp covering the roof of the Cyril E. King International Airport — and airlines say that that is just not good
THREE TIMES CHARMED! NCL Cruise Ship Norwegian Dawn Will Be Here On Saturday … St. Thomas Gets 60 Ships In December; St. Croix 8
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES’ NORWEGIAN DAWN FREDERIKSTED — Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn will dock in St. Croix three times this month, beginning Saturday. The ship’s arrival will mark the return of cruise ships to the Big Island after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island nearly two months ago. “St. Croix looks forward
Curacao, Jamaica The Biggest Winners In The No-Storms Sweepstakes This Tourism Season … Cruises Diverted There
WILLEMSTAD SKYLINE: Beautiful Curacao part of the Netherlands Antilles is virtually immune to hurricanes. WILLEMSTAD — Hurricanes Irma and Maria have seen the Caribbean revise its projected tourism growth down to just one to two percent for 2017. The Caribbean Tourism Organization revealed latest figures at the World Tourism Market
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A bi-partisan group of U.S. Congressional lawmakers toured parts of the territory Sunday, some 47 days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. The delegation included Senator Kamala Harris, (D-California), Senator Lisa Murkowski, (R-Alaska), Senator Bill Cassidy, (R-Louisiana), Senator Tom Carper, (D-Delaware),
HOPE AND A PRAYER: Some 18,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies Arrives At Juan Luis Hospital … Just In The Nick of Time!
GETTING THINGS DONE: (From the left) Troy de Chabert-Schuster, Omar Haedo, Wanda Ruben and Deanna James, talk about the shipment of medical supplies the Juan Luis Hospital received. CHRISTIANSTED — At least 18,000 pounds of medical supplies arrived last week at the Juan Luis Hospital in Estate Diamond Ruby, St.
WELCOME BACK! Businesses And Cruise Ship Passengers Amazed At How Quickly St. Thomas Has Bounced Back After Hurricane Irma
WELCOME BACK: The Seabourn Odyssey docks at Havensight passenger ship dock in St. Thomas on Friday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 25 cruise ship calls are scheduled for St. Thomas this month. The Ports of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that between November 3 and 30, 2017, thousands of cruise