December 7, 2023

2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Prelims final rosters announced

Miami, FL (Thursday, June 15, 2023) – The 12 men’s senior national teams participating in the 2023 Gold Cup Preliminary Round (Prelims) have submitted their final rosters ahead of the start of the Prelims on June 16. The 17th edition of the Concacaf Gold Cup, which includes the Prelims, will be played between June 16 – […]

FROM THE HEART BY BEVAN SPRINGER – Celebrating face-to-face meetings

March 31, 2023 Celebrating face-to-face meetings MPE CEO Bevan Springer (right) is pictured with MPE videographer Cornell Young (center) and Omari Breakenridge, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s Director of Digital Strategy & Creative Services, in Fort Lauderdale this week.  Credit: Greta Andzenge, MPE VP – Operations As someone who attended several meetings this month, I have […]

Caribbean Airlines resumes flights to Fort Lauderdale from Trinidad

Port-of-Spain March 17, 2022. Caribbean Airlines will resume twice weekly service between Trinidad and Fort Lauderdale, starting May 20, 2022. The non-stop, return flights between Piarco International (POS) and Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will operate each Friday and Sunday. The return of service to Fort Lauderdale comes just in time to facilitate Summer travel bookings. […]

Hurricane Dorian forces cruise lines to change itineraries

By Johnny Diaz From South Florida Sun Sentinel Hurricane Dorian is disrupting the cruise industry, causing a wave of travel changes for many ships in the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian have all announced itinerary changes: Royal Caribbean Due to projections of the storm’s track, Royal Caribbean announced that it closed its private […]

A mysterious coral disease is ravaging Caribbean reefs

By Cassie Martin From Science News Divers monitoring coral reefs off St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in January noticed something alarming: Big white lesions were eating into the colorful tissues of hundreds of stony corals. Some corals were dead by the next day — only their stark white skeletons remained. Others languished for […]

Madison woman facing gun charges in the Cayman Islands killed herself after learning she would face a second trial

By Bruce Vielmetti From JS Online A Madison woman charged in the Cayman Islands with having a gun in her luggage killed herself with a different gun when she learned prosecutors there intended to put her on trial a second time. A day earlier, a Cayman jury couldn’t reach a verdict when she was tried in absentia. Carol […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Information on Scheduled Outage on Grand Cayman Area : Date : Time : West Bay Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CUC advises customers in West Bay between the Hell Gift Shop on Hell Road east to and including Dill Lane on Reverend Blackman Road, and south on Town Hall Road to […]

Sears seeks millions from Caribbean cruise robocall settlement

By Robert Channick From Chicago Tribune Struggling retailer Sears has a lot on the line in a multimillion-dollar class-action settlement over unwanted robocalls offering free Caribbean cruises. A federal judge in Chicago is expected to decide next week whether Sears is entitled to as much as $6 million for thousands of sales calls received by […]

Haiti-bound flights out of South Florida resume after violent protests in Caribbean nation

By Susannah Bryan and Aric Chokey From South Florida Sun Sentinel Unrest in Haiti Some flights from Haiti resumed Sunday after protests over a proposed increase in fuel prices ordered by the government caused airlines to stop service to and from the island. “We’re continuing to monitor the situation, but we expect normal operation,” American […]

JetBlue launching new flights to Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic

From Caribbean Journal JetBlue is adding a pair of major new nonstop routes to the Caribbean this year. The fast-expanding carrier has announced the planned launch of new service from Fort Lauderdale to Santiago, Dominican Republic and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. The new Santiago flights, which will operate daily, will begin operations on […]