November 29, 2020

Barbados: Charge against prison officer withdrawn

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From Barbados Today After being hauled before the courts for allegedly marrying an ex-convict, a prison officer walked out of court today a free woman after the charge against her was dropped. Shanel Wendy Antonia Ellis Vaughn, 40, of Hillaby, St Thomas, had been accused of knowingly associating with Adrian Vaughn, an ex-prisoner, sometime between […]

Princess Cays makeover

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Princess Cruises completes makeover to Princess Cays The 40-acre retreat, in the Bahamas, is used exclusively by Princess guests By Caroline KayAssistant From Burton Mail UK Princess Cruises has given a new look to Princess Cays, a 40-acre retreat, in the Bahamas, which is used exclusively by Princess guests. The enhancements include: Refitted beach bungalows […]

Tourists say they were ABANDONED on Caribbean island by Marriott cruise ship ‘with space for an extra 1,300 people’ because it would only help guests

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By Sara Malm for MailOnline Some 35 people were abandoned on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands Rescue ferry sent by Marriott Hotels would only take their own guests Non-Marriott guests left behind, despite more ‘1,300 free seats’ Marriott spokesman said they did not have authorisation to take them They were left behind on island with […]

USVI public and private sectors advance plans to improve cruise experience

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From Caribbean News Now ST THOMAS, USVI — The US Virgin Islands is advancing plans to improve its visitor experience for cruise ship passengers. This progress comes out of the second meeting of the Ports of the Virgin Islands — Charlotte Amalie Task Force held earlier this month. At the heart of the matter, reported […]

Dozens of illegal Haitian migrants discovered in St Martin

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From Caribbean News Now MARIGOT, St Martin — Police officers of French border control, Police aux Frontières (PAF), who suspected trafficking of migrants in Marigot Bay in the French part of the island of St Martin/St Maarten), discovered during a control operation conducted with support of Customs and the gendarmerie, that 52 illegal migrants, mostly […]

USVI reports nine new zika cases

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From Caribbean News Now ST THOMAS, USVI — The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (DOH) has reported nine new cases of zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory is now 65 — 19 cases on St Croix, 45 cases on […]

Two new zika cases confirmed in USVI – no reported cases in Cayman Islands

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No Zika cases reported in Cayman Islands Zika Virus Update as of 25 April 2016 From Cayman Islands Public Health Department The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriguez, wishes to advise that as of Monday, 25 April 2016 there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. There […]

Three more Zika cases confirmed in Jamaica

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From Jamaica Gleaner The Ministry of Health [on Friday 18] confirmed three additional cases of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, bringing to four the number of affected persons in Jamaica to date. Two of the infected persons are from Christian Pen and Greater Portmore, St Catherine, while the other is from Lyssons, St Thomas. A 20-year-old woman […]

Jamaica: Gas pumps ordered closed at 17 service stations

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From Jamaica Observer But source of fuel contamination still not known THE authorities last night ordered pumps at 17 service stations to be closed as a result in the wake of reports of bad fuel being sold by at least 26 stations across the island, but Government scientists are still not able to prove the […]

This couple dropped everything to open a pizza boat in the Caribbean

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By Noelle Hancock From Stuff.co.nz Sometimes you just need pizza. It is a truth so universally acknowledged that there are entire corporations dedicated to delivering it directly to your face. And those moments when you require it and it is not readily available are very sad, indeed. It can lead to rash decisions-for instance, eating […]