December 2, 2023

Destinations of the week

Six Best Cruises From Galveston for 2020 By Tanner Callais From CRUZELY The Port of Galveston in Texas has quickly grown from a niche port with a few cruises just a decade or two ago to offering some of the best cruises this side of Florida. In fact, it’s grown so much that the port in Texas […]

New UMiami research reveals how fresh water stokes Caribbean hurricanes

By TIM PADGETT From WLRN It’s August. And as we approach the most intense period of the hurricane season, a lot of us are thinking: How warm are the waters in the Atlantic and the Caribbean? How much fuel is out there for hurricanes to feed on? What most of us don’t know is that […]

US: Coast Guard cutter offloads $2 million in drugs

From FOX35 Orlando KEY WEST, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloaded 2,116 pounds of marijuana, Friday in Key West after returning home from an 88-day patrol in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. In March, Thetis crewmembers alongside an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, […]

After September hurricanes, Florida’s Keys and other islands ready to welcome tourists

By Rosemary McClure From Los Angeles Times After September hurricanes some islands, including Florida’s Keys, are ready again for cruise ships and tourists. Powerful storms battered the Caribbean, slamming into so many islands that it may seem to outsiders that none of them escaped harm. Not true. Many islands were outside the paths of Irma, […]

USS Lincoln heads home after Irma relief effort

By MarEx From The Maritime Executive The U.S. Navy has ordered the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to return to Norfolk, Virginia after a one-week mission to provide aid to the Florida Keys. The Keys were hit hard by Hurricane Irma, and the work is far from complete; USS Iwo Jima, USS New York and USS […]

Favourite attractions

Oyster’s Experts Name Their Favorite Attractions at These 5 Popular Caribbean Destinations By Andrew Villagomez From Oyster.Com Nearly about the Caribbean is vacation-worthy. Visitors from all over the world travel for the warm sun, clear ocean waters, and white sand beaches. While you can spend your entire trip relaxing at your resort, each destination offers […]

Silver Airways files application to establish service to Cuba

From South Florida Caribbean News Silver Airways, Florida’s airline of choice applies for routes serving all 10 Cuban destinations from 5 Florida cities Fort Lauderdale – Silver Airways, which operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to […]

Gone for good? Not this Royal Caribbean ship

By Gene Sloan, From USA TODAY Just when you think it’s gone for good, they pull it back in. With apologies to The Godfather’s Michael Corleone (yeah, we know the quote isn’t quite right), that’s the story for a beloved Royal Caribbean ship that will be returning to the line’s fleet this year after an eight-year […]

Destinations of the week

6 Florida islands that are better (and usually cheaper!) than the Caribbean By Suzy Strutner From Huffington Post If you’re craving an exotic beach escape to one of the best islands in the world, then head to Florida. Floridian islands made up three of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Islands In The U.S. this year. They’re so […]

Genetically modified mosquitoes to battle disease-carrying bugs closer to approval

By William Axford From KeysInfoNet Genetically modified mosquitoes created to decrease the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes in the Lower Keys could be released by the spring, officials say. Scientists from Oxitec, a British company that has released genetically modified mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands and Brazil, have built a rearing facility at the Florida Keys […]