Category: Caribbean News

A Year After Protests, Cuba Struggles To Emerge From Crisis

HAVANA — A year after the largest protests in decades shook Cuba’s single-party government, hundreds of people who participated are in prison and the economic and political factors that caused the demonstrations largely remain. Streets and public squares filled with protesters on July 11 and 12, 2021, some answering social media appeals, others joining spontaneously […]

Ricky Martin Could Face 50 Years In Prison After Romantic Imbroglio With 22-Year-Old Nephew

SAN JUAN — The lawsuit facing Ricky Martin for alleged domestic violence was recently revealed. Please bear in mind that the name of the complainant who remained anonymous until this point is now known. He is Dennis Yaddiel Sánchez Martín, nephew of the pop superstar. In the accusation, the 22-year-old claimed that he had a […]

USVI U-21 Women’s Volleyball Team Defeats Trinidad and Tobago

SAN FERNANDO — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ Under-21 women’s team overcame an early three-point deficit in the first set to beat host Trinidad and Tobago in their opening round match of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Under-19 and Under-21 Championships on Thursday. At the Pleasantville Indoor Sporting Arena, Trinidad and Tobago was nursing a […]

Sint Maarten Causeway Bridge Freezes In Place After Power Outage

PHILIPSBURG — The bridge connecting the Sint Maarten airport to motoring traffic suffered a major setback on Monday. Sint Maarten officials said the long causeway that connects Princess Juliana International Airport to Philipsburg opened to allow maritime traffic to pass and then froze in place. “Things went wrong when the bridge was closed,” one official […]

Coast Guard Seizes $5.2 Million In Cocaine As Part Of Caribbean Corridor Strike Force

SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 551 pounds (250 kgs) of seized cocaine Tuesday in Puerto Rico. Three men, one Venezuelan and two Dominican Republic nationals, apprehended in this case are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean […]

Questions Remain About When Ricky Martin Stopped Dating His Sister’s Son

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin on Sunday denied allegations that led to a restraining order against him, with police noting that he has not been charged with any crime. Police said Saturday that a judge had issued the order against Martin, but authorities trying to serve the order were unable to find […]

Frontier Airlines Adds Daily Nonstop Service From Tampa to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — Frontier Airlines, one of the fastest expanding airlines in the Caribbean, has added new daily nonstop service from Tampa, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new service officially began June 23, representing yet another route for Frontier to Puerto Rico, which itself has been one of the region’s top performing tourism […]

Search Is On For Ricky Martin After He Goes ‘La Vida Loca’ On His Ex-Boyfriend

SAN JUAN — A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an upscale neighborhood in the north coastal town of Dorado where the singer lives to try to serve the order, police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press. […]

Search For Missing Indigent Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Million; He Was Working Through ‘Gender Issues’ In Garcia Park

SAN JUAN — The saga of a missing indigent in Puerto Rico has tempers flaring now that it is learned that he was having “gender issues” and that his disappearance was an elaborately-staged hoax he coordinated with his mother.  The intense search by air, sea and land carried out by federal and state authorities for […]

Tropical Wave Brings Much Needed Rain To USVI and Puerto Rico

FREDERIKSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are experiencing periods of heavy showers and gusty winds this morning, especially to the east and south of San Juan and in the west of St. Croix. The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave continues to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms […]