Category: International News

Jimmy Buffett Owns Margaritaville Resort In St. Thomas, But Sails To The Defense of Regatta in Ritzy St. Barts

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] GUSTAVIA — Jimmy Buffett knows all about hurricanes and sailing, so it’s appropriate that the singer-songwriter has been enlisted to help promote a regatta on St. Barts and show that life is returning to normal after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September. Buffett will serve as U.S. ambassador […]

BIG UP? Australian Scientists Name High-Spirited, Hairy Spider After Reggae Legend Bob Marley

STEPPIN’ RAZOR (Don’t you watch his size, he’s dangerous, dangerous.): This hairy-looking spider would give anyone the heebie jeebies. Researchers in Australia named him after Bob Marley. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BRISBANE — Researchers from Queensland Museum have named a bizarre, scuba-diving spider who spends most of its time underwater after reggae legend Bob […]

Ship Famous For ‘Poop Cruise’ Fails CDC Inspection … ‘Flies In Food Prep Areas’ of Carnival Triumph

MIAMI — Flies in the food preparation areas. Milk, cheese, eggs and yogurt kept in too-hot temperatures. Soiled and clogged machinery. These were some of the conditions uncovered by two inspectors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during a routine November inspection of the Carnival Triumph. More than two dozen violations aboard […]

Venezuela Extends Air and Maritime Trade Ban With Three Caribbean Islands … Including Aruba

CARACAS — Venezuela has extended its ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, citing out of control smuggling, officials said today. Venezuela is pressing for high-level talks with leaders of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire before trading can resume, officials said. Vice President Tareck El Aissami said that leaders of the three […]

British Man Kurt Russell Falls From Balcony In Sint Maarten …. Is Airlifted To Cayman Islands For Treatment

PHILIPSBURG — A British man was airlifted to the Cayman Islands after he fell from a  three-story balcony on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten on December 27. Reports are that 32-year Kurt Russell had been helping a friend to move when the incident occurred. Initially, Russell received medical treatment but because of his lack […]

Here Are Some of The Top Caribbean Resorts To Consider Staying At This Winter High Season

NASSAU — From a lodge in the Bahamas by a white-sand beach to a chic mansion in Cuba, these are the best places to catch some rays in Winter: 1 Tiamo Resort, South Andros Island, Bahamas A National Geographic lodge, Tiamo Resort manages the fine balance between luxury and unsullied nature. On large but barely […]

SAILING NEWS: Skippers Sail Caribbean Season’s Opening Regatta For Chance To Win Their Weight In Rum At Barbados Sailing Week

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BRIDGETOWN — The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta is now to be known as Barbados Sailing Week, which replaces its former title – the Mount Gay Round Barbados Series. Organized by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay, Barbados Sailing Week 2018, which runs […]

BULLY PULPIT: Trump Says Votes From The Caribbean Will Be Carefully Monitored As Determinant For Future Aid To The Region

UP A CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE: Caribbean countries could be left sucking salt if they vote against the United States at the United Nations, President Donald Trump warns. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off American aid to any country, including those in the Caribbean, that votes […]

PDVSA WARNED! Venezuela Company Told To Do The Maintenance Or Lose License To Operate In Bonaire, N.A.

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] KRALENDIJK — Venezuela’s Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA) could lose its license to operate an oil storage terminal it owns on the Dutch island of Bonaire if it does not soon fulfill maintenance demands by regulators, a government spokeswoman said this week. The terminal is a key part of PDVSA’s logistics […]

CARIBBEAN IS A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT: Not Only of People … But Birds, Fish and Plants, Too

BRIDGETOWN — The Caribbean is a biodiversity hotspot. It has over 11,000 plant species, about 72 of which are found only in this region. Its diverse animal species include many exotic fish and birds. The world benefits from this biodiversity, so when these species are exploited for commercial use – for example in the manufacture […]