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GEORGE TOWN — An 18-year-old college student from Georgia was sentenced this week to four months in a Cayman Islands prison after pleading guilty to violating a strict COVID quarantine mandate in the Caribbean territory, according to several news reports. Skylar Mack and her 24-year-old boyfriend Vanjae Ramgeet were sent away

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LOS ANGELES — The video couldn’t have been simpler: A woman in her apartment, lip-syncing audio of President Donald Trump as he expounded on possible coronavirus treatments. “We hit the body with a tremendous – whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light,” Trump said at the time. “I see

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands Ministry of Health and Social Development has issued a health alert as a result of an increased level of gastroenteritis reported in the territory. According to the Public Health officials, gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and small

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The Latin America and the Caribbean region will experience a contraction of -7.7 percent in 2020 but will have a positive growth rate of 3.7 percent in 2021, due mainly to a statistical rebound that will nonetheless be insufficient for recovering the economic activity levels seen prior

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WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced Wednesday that it will mobilize $1 billion to help Latin American and Caribbean countries acquire and distribute COVID-19 vaccines. The funds will complement $1.2 billion in resources that the IDB has committed in 2020, as well as other funds already programmed for

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It is hard to know what the future holds for Venezuela, its opposition leader Juan Guaidó, or the present U.S.-led policy that emphasizes sanctions and isolation. Last week, as was wholly predictable, President Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, and allied parties, took 67 percent of seats in the National

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WINNIPEG — Finnish-Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is in official custody after being charged with sex trafficking. Court records show the 79-year-old Nygard was arrested under the Extradition Act, in connection with a U.S. Department of Justice investigation. He is currently being held at the Winnipeg Remand Center and is to appear

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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay Ventures on St. Croix sold the first oil product to a buyer in the Gulf Coast on Monday, according to a shipbroking source and Refintiv Eikon data, nearly a year after the long-shuttered facility was expected to restart. Oil major BP Plc took delivery of approximately

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BRIDGETOWN — China appears to have used mobile phone networks in the Caribbean to surveil United States mobile phone subscribers as part of its espionage campaign against Americans, according to a mobile network security expert who has analyzed sensitive signals data. The findings paint an alarming picture of how China has allegedly exploited decades-old

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GEORGETOWN — Five of the Top 10 fastest growing countries in 2021 will be in the Caribbean, according to The Economist’s analytical guide “The World in 2021.” Macau is set to be the world’s fastest growing country in 2021, it placed number one on the list. The autonomous island on the

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