Category: International 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 […]

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 Crews Rescue 3 U.S. Mariners From Distressed Sailing Vessel In Atlantic Ocean

SAN JUAN — Coast Guard crews rescued three mariners, U.S. citizens, and completed a three-day tow of the distressed sailing vessel Valour to Puerto Rico Sunday, after the vessel started taking on water in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 300 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico. The 45-foot vessel Valour was being delivered from Tortola, British […]

NHC Monitors Tropical Wave Expected To Reach Windward Islands Today

BRIDGETOWN — The National Hurricane Center continues to track a tropical wave that is expected to move through the Windward Islands later today. In the western tropical Atlantic, a wave located about 100 miles east of the Windward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms, according to the NHC. The associated shower activity and […]

3 More Crew Members of La Gran Tormenta Plead Guilty To Cocaine Smuggling

CHRISTIANSTED — Three more members of a Venezuelan fishing boat — including the vessel’s captain — have pleaded guilty to their roles in smuggling 124 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. Vincent Mata Anyelo, 23, Alfer Rodriguez Boadas, 24, and Jhonny Rodriguez Rodriguez, 29, three of eleven Venezuelan nationals apprehended at sea off the coast […]

USVI and Puerto Rico Keeps A Wary Eye On Tropical Disturbance Moving Towards Windward Islands

MIAMI — The second named system of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season could form as soon as today, but it will not be impacting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center reports Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is west-southwest of the northern tip of the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. It currently has […]

Schools Close In Trinidad In Advance of First Hurricane of the 2022 Season

PORT OF SPAIN — Tropical storm warnings have been issued to several Caribbean island territories as a poorly defined disturbance is projected to become the first hurricane of 2022 by the end of the week. The National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. advisory today said heavy rains and tropical-storm-force winds are likely to begin late tonight […]

Trinidad Boosts LNG Exports to Europe, Rushes More Gas Output

PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago’s sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe have doubled so far this year to 40 percent of the total, Energy Minister Stuart Young said today, as demand continues growing amid a reduction of Russian gas supplies. Trinidad’s LNG exports declined to 7.9 million tonnes last year after […]

USVI Rental Car Options To Expand With The Addition of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

ST. LOUIS —  Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest vehicle rental business, said new franchise locations are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Morocco and the Bahamas. Each of the three new markets will feature car rental options from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the company plans to open locations and provide service on […]