Category: Caribbean News

Students In The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Qualify For Discounted Tuition At New Jersey University Because Of Irma and Maria

[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEWARK — College students in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico whose studies have been halted by the recent hurricanes are being offered an educational lifeline by New Jersey City University, according to New Jersey dot com. The state college in Jersey City is offering those students tuition-free study this semester and a […]

Members of the Palestinian Diaspora Get A Hearing About The Situation In Our Region At Managua

MANAGUA — Representatives of the Palestinian diaspora in the region have been arriving in the Nicaraguan capital as the Fourth Congress of the Confederation of Palestinian Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, COPLAC, gets underway today. More than 120 Palestinian workers from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia, Bolivia, Panama, Mexico, Chile, […]

Charter Yacht Show Will Go On In St. Thomas Despite The Intervention Of Hurricanes Irma And Maria … ‘Voluntourism’ Options As Well

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) has remained resilient and plans to once again host the 2017 U.S.V.I. Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas. Event attendees will enjoy 50 vessels on display, including the 93 foot (28 meter) M/V Suite Life and the 115 […]

RECOVERY PROCESS: Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Will Be Back Open For Cruise Ship Business … In November

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricanes Irma and Maria busted out the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but that doesn’t mean your cruise will get blown away, too. “Royal Caribbean leadership just returned from assessment visits to San Juan and St. Thomas, and have a visit scheduled for St. Maarten on Monday,” RCCL said. “After meeting with […]

Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Faces Brief Torrential Rain Showers As Invest 92L Tries To Develop To The North

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Regardless of whether the Atlantic Basin’s next tropical depression forms in the coming days, downpours will stream across the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico still enduring the long road to recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria. A tropical system tracking from north of two territories to south of Bermuda has a […]

LAST THING WE NEED: A ‘Weak Disturbance’ Invest 92L Has Formed East Of The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico

INVEST 92L: 2017 VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS STORM TRACKER CHRISTIANSTED — The last thing the Virgin Islands needs now is more bad weather. But there is a weak tropical disturbance in the Atlantic, just east of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico — it has been dubbed Invest 92L. It was 154 miles east of […]

RECOVERY TIMES: Virgin Islanders Have Dug Out Since Hurricane Maria, But The Government Still Leaves Debris In The Middle Of Main Roads

[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Tired, frustrated but upbeat. That’s how Clinton Brown of Chicago described residents on St. Croix. Brown is working as an American Red Cross volunteer here, helping after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. “People on the island are upbeat despite their hardship,” Brown wrote in one of several email exchanges. Email is the […]

Powerful Hurricane Maria Forecast To Pass Within 10 Miles Of St. Croix Early Wednesday Morning As A Category 4 Storm

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane watch was issued for the territory on Sunday as Maria left residents of Irma-battered St. Thomas and St. John racing to prepare for yet another potentially powerful storm — but people in St. Croix know that THIS storm — is headed here. Maria was about 100 miles east of Martinique […]

National Hurricane Center Projects That Hurricane Maria Will Pass South of St. Croix As A Category 3 Storm On Wednesday Morning

HURRICANE MARIA’S PROJECTED TIME PATH THRU THE CARIBBEAN REGION AS OF SUNDAY. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean, prompting a hurricane watch for areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week. At 11 a.m., Maria was about 639 miles southeast of St. Croix and is packing maximum […]

Tropical Depression 14 Forms in The Eastern Atlantic, NHC Says 2 Storms Merit Watching

SAN JUAN — As Tropical Storm Jose continues to circle in the Atlantic, posing minimal threat to land, a pair of rough-weather patches off the African coast, one now a tropical depression, are just two more indications that while Irma might be past us, the hurricane season is not. “The peak of the hurricane season is mid-August […]