Category: International News

ON GUARD: Rare Manuscript Describes Jews Battling Anti-Semitism In 18th Century Caribbean Expected To Fetch $10K To $20K

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WILLEMSTAD — An upcoming auction of historical items at Christie’s in New York includes a 1798 letter from leaders of the Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Curacao protesting the anti-Semitism of the French colonial ruler. The two-page manuscript, written by community leaders David Cohen Henriquez and Jacob de Castro, protested a statement from the […]

TNT TELLS EVERYONE WHERE THEY CAN GO! Caribbean Consultation for Global Compact for Migration Held in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN – A Sub-Regional Consultation for the Caribbean towards a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is being held today in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day event began yesterday. Hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, these consultations are organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the financial […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Miss Universe Contestant Esonica Veira Makes A Strong Showing But Does Not Place In Pageant Competition

GOOD PUBLICITY: Esonica Veira of St. Thomas was one of the 92 contestants who competed in Las Vegas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] LAS VEGAS — Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Nevada. Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned […]

TRUMP IMMIGRATION POLICY: Three Caribbean Nations To Enjoy Visa-Free Travel To The United States Starting In January 2018

WASHINGTON — People from three countries: Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: have been selected among some Asian countries to enjoy visa-free travel to the United States as part of Phase 2 of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. When it comes into force, nationals from the selected countries would not require visas to the United States […]

At U.N., At Least $2 Billion Pledged to Help Hurricane-Affected Caribbean Nations ‘Build Back Better’

BIG MESS: The street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, is littered with debris as it struggles to overcome the severe impact of Hurricane Maria which tore through the region in September 2017. Image: Roosevelt Skerrit,CC BY-SA 2.0,via Wikimedia Commons [ad name=”HTML-68″] BRIDGETOWN — The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 […]

DAY OF THE DOLPHIN! Animal Rights Experts Say Planned Coral World ‘Dolphinarium’ Is Nothing More Than A ‘Dolphin Prison’ and Should Be Banned

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — People here are organizing against a “dolphinarium” proposed for Coral World on St. Thomas — what they call a “dolphin prison” with vast environmental impacts to nearby beaches from the food the mammals leave behind — and the feces they leave behind as well. Marie Bernard and others on Facebook have asked […]

U.N. SPEECH: Caribbean Needs A ‘New Deal’ To Build More Resilience To Climate Change Happening All Around Us

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN – Caribbean countries need “a new and better deal” – one that includes access to concessional finance and adequate insurance – if they are to build climate resilience, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said this week at an international conference to mobilize support for the reconstruction of communities devastated by a series of […]

SPANKED! Dominican Republic Easily Holds Down Overmatched Virgin Islands Men’s Team In FIBA Basketball 99-89

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SANTO DOMINGO — The Virgin Islands’ senior men’s national basketball team tried its best but came up short against a stronger team, losing to the Dominican Republic 99-89 last night in its opening group-play game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifier. Eloy Camacho Vargas had a double-double with 19 points and […]

UN REPORT: Violence Against Women Is Greatest In The Caribbean And Latin America … Cites ‘Outside Relationships’ As Reason

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — A report launched at the regional parliament (Parlatino) with over 120 legislators by the U.N. Development Program (UNDP)-U.N. Women revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean were the most violent regions in the world for women. “In Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of countries with national women protection policies […]

‘Heavy Winds’ Expected To Knock Down ‘Wrong-Way’ Storms’ Chances For Further Development … Still, ‘Heavy Rains’ Expected This Weekend

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — A low pressure system moving through the region could bring rain to parts of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Hispaniola over the weekend, forecasters said today. As of 6 a.m., the system was over the central Caribbean Sea and was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Forecasters with the National Hurricane […]