Category: Caribbean News

Trough Of Low Pressure Dumps 1.3 Inches Of Rainfall Down On Hurricane-Battered St. Croix

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Could there be a new tropical storm soon? It’s possible, but it will have to develop quickly, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters there have been watching an area of disturbed weather in the northwest Caribbean for most of the week. The disturbance was designated Potential Tropical Cyclone 18 on Friday afternoon, […]

REPORT: Hurricane Maria Caused The Largest-Ever Blackout In United States History

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — The blackout caused by Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is the United States’ largest in history, according to a new report. Economic consulting firm Rhodium Group determined in a Thursday report that Maria caused 1.25 billion hours of electricity supply disruption to households, the most […]

Caribbean Is Open For Business At The FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show In Mexico

MÉRIDA, Mexico — The nearly 1,000 attendees and 100 cruise executives gathering at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism conference and trade show, have a clear message—the Caribbean is open! With many of the attendees hailing from the over one million square miles throughout the Caribbean, they seek to remind the decision-making cruise executives that […]

Hurricane Season May Not Be Over Yet: Tropical Storm Philippe Could Form In Caribbean Sea

MIAMI — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season might not be over yet. An area of showers and thunderstorms now spinning in the western Caribbean has a 50 percent chance of developing into Tropical Storm Philippe by the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. The disturbance is likely to drift across the northwestern Caribbean into Friday, then across […]

Broad Area Of Low Pressure Now Called ‘Wrong Way’ Invest 93L And Could Develop Into A Tropical Storm This Week

MIAMI — A broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week, but will first soak parts of Central America with locally heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has highlighted a portion of the western Caribbean for a medium chance of tropical development during the […]

Good News Earthlings! Puerto Rico Telescope Still Guarding The Galaxy Despite The Passing Of Maria

DISH WITH A VIEW: The director of the Arecibo Observatory, Francisco Cordova poses for a photo at the Observation Deck of the visitor’s Center of the Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on Oct. 16. [ad name=”HTML-68″] ARECIBO, Puerto Rico — While the vast majority of Puerto Ricans are living in a technologically deprived state without power and […]

Carnival Cruise Lines President Says It Will Return To St. Thomas and St. Maarten In January 2018

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise giant Carnival is taking it slow when it comes to returning to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas and St. Maarten. While Royal Caribbean is resuming stops at the still-recovering destinations next month, Carnival president Christine Duffy said on Friday that the line would wait until early 2018 to restart calls. In a letter to customers […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Commits To Rebuilding The Beach At Magens Bay In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has set a date to return to St. Thomas following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The RCCL ship Adventure of the Seas will make its way to St. Thomas on November 10, for the first time since early September. Royal Caribbean has also committed to undertaking […]

‘Wrong-Way’ Tropical Disturbance Has Only A 40 Percent Chance To Affect Our Region In The Next Five Days, NHC Says

MIAMI — A weather disturbance in the western Caribbean that has the potential to develop is another sign that hurricane season has not yet ended. The disturbance is expected to become a broad area of low pressure that may develop into a tropical cyclone during the next five days, the National Hurricane Center said today. The system […]

British Government Warns Its Citizens That Americans In The VI and PR Are Vulnerable To A Terror Attack In The Wake Of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

FAIR WARNING? The British and Canadian governments issued travel advisories on American territories in the Caribbean. Pictured: Cruz Bay after Hurricane Irma. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico warning its citizens that people here are particularly vulnerable to a terror […]