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St. Thomas takes top spot

ST. THOMAS (Oct. 25, 2018)—St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb, with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year.

Guyana prepares for oil as Trinidad fades away

An interesting development is taking place in relation to oil and gas prosecution in the 15-nation Caribbean Community. For decades, Trinidad and Tobago had ruled the roost of nations in the region producing oil both to supply its neighbors and ...

Anse Chastanet and Scuba St. Lucia train Caribbean dive instructors

Top Caribbean resort Anse Chastanet has partnered with its in-house operation Scuba St. Lucia to provide Professional Association of Diving Instructors instructor training to students from St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbados.

Governments complain about US sanctions and Venezuela

Some Caribbean governments are beginning to complain about the effects of American sanctions against neighboring Venezuela, indicating that it is becoming increasingly difficult to do business with the South American nation.

Jamaica moves into marijuana extracts export industry

As is expected with anything to do with progressive and or liberal thought on marijuana, Jamaica is moving ahead of the pack of nations in the Caribbean Community by announcing in the past week its first shipment of marijuana extracted ...

UVI receives National Science Foundation grant

The partner institutions involved in the execution of the grant are the University of the Virgin Islands, North Carolina A&T State University, Fielding Graduate University and the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Hotelier hails Naomi Osaka’s Haitian heritage

Le Plaza Hotel’s general manager, Marc Pierre-Louis, hails Naomi Osaka’s stunning victory at the U.S. Open as “an achievement of which all Haitians should be incredibly proud.”

Caribbean sugar producers want protection from white sugar imports

With the region no longer enjoying fixed quotas and guaranteed access to the European raw sugar market, the region’s four remaining sugar producers have asked governments to clamp down on refined, or white, sugar imports, saying they can meet the ...

Tough IMF austerity program looms for Barbados

Not so long ago, the island nation of Barbados was the envy of its Caribbean Community neighbors. Its living standards were relatively high.

U.S. V I student tops FCCA competition

Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition.

New GM for St. Lucia hotel

Experienced Caribbean hotelier Daryl Aaron has been appointed general manager of the newly opened Bay Gardens Marina Haven hotel in St. Lucia.

Governments to review money for citizenship scheme amid controversy

Governments in the smaller Eastern Caribbean subgrouping are to discuss major security lapses in a scheme through which several island nations sell national passports and citizenship to foreigners willing to pay specified amounts of cash or invest in property and ...

Ten fast facts to note as Trump’s immigration war rages on

Here are 10 fast facts to note on the Trump administration's rapidly hot button issue.

Trinidad president calls for formal observance of coup attempt

There were no major observances organized for last week’s 28th anniversary of the July 27, 1990, attempted coup in Trinidad that saw heavily armed but apparently misguided Islamic militants storm the island’s parliament while it was in session and attack ...

Trinidad government softens marijuana stance

Two weeks ago, Caribbean Community leaders meeting in Jamaica held extensive discussions on how the region should deal with the unrelenting pressure from civil society and law enforcement to amend laws that still imprison thousands of people each year for ...

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