Category: Caribbean News

Puerto Rico Hopes To Take Over The Top Spot In The Caribbean Tourism From The Dominican Republic ‘Despacito’

MOST-WATCHED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE EVER: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Despacito means “slowly” in Spanish. “Despacito” is the first top 20 hit song in Spanish in America in 20 years. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has announced that Latin Pop-Star, Luis Fonsi, is their […]

National Hurricane Center Says Tropical Storm Harvey Will Pass Well South of the Territory

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Tropical Storm Harvey is starting to cast down rain on the Windward Islands, and may pose a threat early next week in parts of Central America’s Caribbean coast, but is not expected to adversely affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The good news is that Harvey hasn’t gotten any stronger as of […]

National Hurricane Center Says Invest 91L Will Duck Below The Virgin Islands And Go West Into Central America

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — An extra tropical system not associated with Invest 91L was causing flash flood warnings to be issued for Puerto Rico on Thursday morning. But the area of organized showers located 500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles called Invest 91L has a 90 percent chance of tropical development over the […]

National Hurricane Center Says Three Tropical Waves Still Making A Beeline For The Virgin Islands

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — A series of tropical waves in the eastern Atlantic Ocean may develop into the next tropical depression or tropical storm in the Virgin Islands by Friday — and Puerto Rico by Saturday. The first area being monitored has been named Invest 91L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The term “invest” is used […]

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Little Boy’s Message Travels Four Thousand Miles From The Dominican Republic To The United Kingdom

SANTO DOMINGO — A message in a bottle that was launched from an island northwest of the Virgin Islands has traveled more than 4,000 miles and washed ashore on a beach – in Barra. The note revealed it had been sent two years ago by a five-year-old boy from Germany who was on holiday with […]

British Virgin Islands Still Digging Out After Tropical Wave Dumped 17 Inches of Rain In 17 Hours

[ad name=”HTML-68″] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands is in full “cleanup mode” following a tropical wave that dumped 17 inches of rain in 17 hours on Monday. Hardest hit of the islands was Tortola, which had significant damage to its road network, according to Premier Orlando Smith. Many businesses in the capital city […]

Tropical Wave Has Left The Virgin Islands But Is Getting More Organized As It Heads Towards Florida

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — The tropical wave Invest 99L has passed by the Virgin Islands and was 395 miles away from St. Croix as of 10 a.m. on Friday — further away than it was Thursday morning. It is now churning across the Atlantic has become better organized and could strengthen over the weekend as […]

V.I. Freep 2017 Tropical Storm Watch Team Predicts That Invest 99L Will Pass To The North of The BVI

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Freep‘s 2017 Tropical Storm Watch Team continues to monitor Invest 99L which was 282 miles away from St. Croix at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Invest 99-L is still a very disorganized cluster of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Models do keep moving the system to the northern side of the Lesser […]

Virgin Islands Women’s Basketball Team Shocks The World With 67-60 Overtime Win Over Brazil In FIBA AmeriCup Championships

WE ARE THE UNDERRATED … AND GREAT!!! Fresh off their tournament victory in the Women’s Centrobasket Championships in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands’ women’s team continues to impress, with an Ali-style upset of Brazil in group play in the 2017 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup basketball championship in Argentina on Wednesday. [ad name=”HTML-68″] BUENOS AIRES – On […]

‘LOCAL’ METEOROLOGISTS’ BIG BONER: They Fail To Adequately Notify Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico Public What Was Going To Happen Last Night And Today

RAIN MAP: Torrential rain showers shown over our area of the northern Caribbean today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — It was an epic fail by “local” meteorologists — especially those who broadcast on Isle 95-WJKC in St. Croix — and they know it. Or at least they should, except that they don’t actually live here. They […]