Judy Jai of “Bad Girls Club” FALMOUTH, Jamaica – It is being reported that reality television star Judith Jackson was kicked off Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas after “getting into an altercation” with her travel companion. Judi Jai was on Season 7 of the “Bad Girls Club” and
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – It has become increasingly evident that the Caribbean’s two new, high-profile franchise tournaments, the West Indies Cricket Board’s first-class Professional Cricket League (PCL) and the privately financed and organized Caribbean Premier League (CPL), cannot comfortably coexist. Conde Riley, head of the PCL Barbados franchise, maintained last week
Overland Park, Kansas OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — If you are island-hopping through the Caribbean, your world just expanded with Sprint. New regional destinations have been added to the free Sprint Open World add-on service, giving customers unlimited free texting and great rates on calls and high-speed data. For customers traveling
By Conchita Caracicatriz/Special To The V.I. Free Press CARACAS – Ten years after Venezuela stopped cooperating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2005, corruption continues to be the most important tool in U.S. and allied efforts at destabilizing Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007, Venezuela’s then Interior
David Duran of Petrotiger ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – New anti-corruption squads will extend the capabilities of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to gather evidence and enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Caribbean and Latin America. Earlier this year, the Federal
Roberto Clemente of Puerto Rico SAN JUAN – For the first time since 2010, it appears regular-season baseball will return to Puerto Rico in 2016. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins will play all or part of a four-game series in
Carlos Latour MIAMI – For General Motors, the company’s South Florida zone covers a lot of real estate, roughly along the state’s eastern coast from Gainesville south to the Keys. This geographical area, one of two GM zones in Florida, also represents a huge regional market for the Detroit-based automaker.
“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials said Carnival Cruise Lines is flying 770 passengers to Puerto Rico after their ship caught in fire in St. Thomas Monday morning. The president of the company that manages the dock where the ship is berthed says six chartered flights were headed Wednesday to Puerto Rico. Joseph
SAN ANTONIO – Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases soon could help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat. Unlike other weather instruments, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite