Category: International News

BIG BUSINESS: Caribbean Hotels Race to Save High Winter Tourist Season in the Hurricanes’ Aftermath

SAN JUAN — The hurricanes that tore through our region this fall have left hotels and resorts across the region scrambling to salvage the crucial winter high season, when tourists from North America and Europe seek an escape from snow and ice. On some islands, the storms caused devastation that will leave resort properties on […]

Major Scientific Journal Publishes Work of University of the Virgin Islands Marine Studies Students

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies (MMES) 2015 cohort has had their capstone manuscript published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE). The manuscript, altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive Halophila Stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is the culmination […]

MEDICAL ALERT: Ten Percent of The Prescription Drugs Circulating Throughout the Caribbean Are ‘Substandard or Falsified’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON – An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including those in the Caribbean, is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only is this a […]

NOBLE GOAL ACHIEVED: Six Caribbean States and Territories Eliminate Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

[ad name=”HTML-68″] GENEVA — Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “This elimination is the result of our strong political commitment to public health and of making the health of mothers, […]

Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Supports Recovery Efforts at Flamboyant Gardens For Queen Louise Home for Children

FREDERIKSTED – The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has pledged its support to Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria damaged four roofs at Flambouyant Gardens, a 56 apartment complex for low-income seniors and persons with physical disabilities. A few days after Hurricane Maria, extensive rains filled the debris-clogged gut that runs […]


CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In recognition of World Aids Day, the Immunization Division of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) and the Frederiksted Health Center will be hosting events today. World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to […]

Aspiring Model Who Wanted To Direct Movies Is Stabbed To Death And Left By The Side of The Road in Jamaica

[ad name=”HTML-68″] KINGSTON — A New York woman was found dead in Jamaica, lying on the side of the road with her throat slashed. Desiree Gibbon, 26, of Queens, was found along the roadway in Anchovy in the Parish of Saint James on Saturday. Residents stumbled across her body around 9:15 a.m. and called the […]

EVERYONE ON ANEGADA HAD TO BE EVACUATED! British Virgin Islands Still Has About 300 People Living In Emergency Shelters After ‘Irma-Geddon’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with housing about 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later. The Department of Disaster Management opened seven shelters to provide […]

MOURNING WOOD: Guyana Gets A Woodie Over American and Canadian Wood Imports And Wants To Impose Duty Taxes On It

[ad name=”HTML-68″] GEORGETOWN — The Caribbean Community trade group has agreed to raise import taxes on United States and Canadian wood because of complaints from member state Guyana. Caribbean Community Secretariat spokesman Bernard Black says a tax on imported pine would rise from 5 percent to 40 percent in January. The new tariff would run for […]

Young Americas Business Trust Announces Fifth Annual Caribbean Innovation Competition

BRIDGETOWN — The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) has announced the launch of the fifth annual Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC). The Caribbean Innovation Competition is an international competition and business start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs in the CARICOM member and associate states. The CIC believes it is different from other existing business model competitions […]