Category: Caribbean News

Hurricane Irma Poised To Smack Down The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico On Wednesday-Thursday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Monster Hurricane Irma dropped one degree in Latitude from 19.0 to 18.0 last night — an indication that the powerful Category 3 storm is now moving in a southwesterly direction — putting it more on track to affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico sometime Wednesday when it is expected to […]

Hurricane Irma Regenerates Its Eyewall As It Continues On A Path That Could Include The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Massive Hurricane Irma finished its first cycle of reorganization called an eyewall replacement cycle, common to all strong hurricanes, during which a new eyewall forms and replaces the old. This allowed Irma to once again strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane. Irma will likely undergo a few of these cycles in the coming […]

With Early Comparisons To Hugo, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Waits To See If Hurricane Irma Will Visit Us Next Week

WHERE WILL IRMA GO? The projected path and intensity of Hurricane Irma based on Friday’s modeling. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Powerful Hurricane Irma rapidly intensified in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the region, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico next week. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo […]

USGS STUDY: As Coral Reefs Die Off, Huge Swaths of the Ocean’s Seafloor Are Deteriorating Along With Them

BLUE DEATH: This Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near Buck Island, St. Croix, has died and collapsed. As coral reef structure degrades, valuable habitat for marine life is lost and nearby coastlines become more susceptible to storms, waves and erosion. (Curt Storlazzi/U.S. Geological Survey) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from […]

St. Kitts Woman Who Used To Live In St. Thomas Says She’s Standing Up For Her Son’s ‘Blackness’ Over School’s Dreadlocks Ban

NATTY DREAD: Malachi Wattley [ad name=”HTML-68″] TOLEDO — An Ohio parochial school’s prohibition against dreadlocks has a a former St. Thomas resident’s hair standing on end. Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio forbids students from wearing their hair in dreadlocks. But that prohibition has sparked an intense debate over whether the policy unfairly targets […]

Puerto Rico Considers Closing Mayaguez Zoo After Puma Dies, Mulls Transferring Remaining Animals Because of Financial Crisis

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said this week that he is evaluating whether to close the island’s only zoo as he announced that 11 animals will be transferred elsewhere following concerns for their well being amid an economic crisis. The announcement was made after a puma died over the weekend, the latest […]

National Hurricane Center Says That Tropical Storm Irma Strengthened Rapidly Into A Cat 3 Hurricane Poised To Strike St. Croix

IRMA IRKING: Category 3 Hurricane Irma began its westward track across the Atlantic Wednesday, becoming the ninth named storm of an increasingly busy hurricane season. Early tracking models by The Weather Channel project it hitting St. Croix directly in seven days as a Category 4 storm. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Tropical Storm Irma continued to gather strength […]

NOAA Issues Spaghetti Models Of Where Invest 93L Might Strike As Tropical Storm Irma Later In The Week

MIAMI — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 a.m. today due to an area of low pressure that could become a Tropical Storm Irma later this week. The area of low pressure, dubbed Invest 93L, is located just west of the Cabo Verde Islands. NHC forecasters say that Invest 93L remains […]

Nearly Two Epic Upsets In A Row For The Virgin Islands Men’s Basketball Team In Loss To Venezuela 86-84

[ad name=”HTML-68″] BUENOS AIRES — The Virgin Islands Men’s basketball team was going for two upset wins in a row. The hometown team defeated 24th-ranked Canada 83-71 on Sunday. On Monday, the Virgin Islanders lost a close one 84-86 to 15th-ranked Venezuela. Walter Hodge of the Virgin Islands team again was the game’s high scorer […]

National Hurricane Center Is Watching Invest 93L For Possible Impact In The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico Next Week

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said this morning that it is watching a new area of low pressure near the African coast will likely develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm this week as it veers towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The NHC has named the system Invest 93L, […]