Category: International News

NHC Continues To Monitor 3 Tropical Waves, No Threats Expected Now

SAN JUAN — During hurricane season, the words every Virgin Islander loves to hear are: “Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next five days.” The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor three tropical waves in the Atlantic basin: two in the Caribbean and one in the Atlantic, according to the latest advisory. Here’s the latest update […]

Marine Conservation Effort Aids Key Fish Species, Study Finds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year marine conservation effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands helped aid the recovery of a fish species important in commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries, a new Oregon State University study found. Red hind, a species of grouper in the Caribbean, historically experienced intense fishing pressure, which led managers to implement progressively […]

Bahamas’ Miller-Uibo Trounces Women’s 400m for World Championships Gold

EUGENE, Oregon — Bahamian double Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo added another jewel to her crown on Friday by winning her first 400 meters title at the World Championships. Miller-Uibo came charging down the back straight and had the lead coming out of the final turn before slowing through the finish with her rivals trailing […]

Police Believe BVI Murder Suspect Might Be Hiding Out In USVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force needs your help to locate a suspect wanted for a murder that took place in the British Virgin Islands last month. Arien Milton Kwarme Fahie, 26, is wanted by the Major Incident Team of the RVIPF in connection with the June 21, 2022 murder of Corey Butler […]

Russian Fuel Oil Cargo Arrives In Cuba As It Ramps Up Imports

HAVANA —  A tanker carrying Russian fuel oil arrived in Cuba on Thursday, bringing supplies for the Caribbean nation’s sputtering power plants and giving Russia an outlet for products shunned by the West. The United States and Canada have imposed sanctions on Russian oil and fuel over its invasion of Ukraine, while Europe and the […]

Haiti Battling Multiple Crises and Surging Gang Violence As Hunger Worsens

PORT-AU-PRINCE — In Haiti, where almost half the population is already food insecure, hunger is set to rise amidst increasing inflation, high costs of food and fuel and deteriorating security, warns the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). As criminal groups block roads, WFP continues to provide assistance to vulnerable Haitians and supports the humanitarian […]

Coast Guard Returns 60 Dominicans, 3 Haitians To Hispaniola After Two Illegal Voyages

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter repatriated 60 Dominicans and returned three Haitians to the Dominican Republic between Friday and Saturday, following the interdiction of two separate illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency […]

The New Resort That’s Bringing Curaçao Into The Caribbean Mainstream

The Dutch island is best known for its blue liqueur, but that’s set to change with the arrival of the all-inclusive Sandals chain and its heart-shaped lounge chairs WILLEMSTAD — Just like the famous blue holiday liqueur, Curaçao is a potent blend. True, it follows the recipe for a typical Caribbean island — beaches, bars, […]

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 […]

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 […]