November 22, 2019

Hurricane Dorian forces cruise lines to change itineraries

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Cuba Ventures Corp – Definitive Agreement signed for Blockchain Powered Revolupay® for $3.4 billion remittance market and $750 million Cuban entrepreneur sector adjoined to Cryptocurrency CCU coin

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Cuba Ventures Corp. (TSX-V:CUV) (Frankfurt:IJA2) (OTCBB:MPSFF) (the “Company”)  Fintech Division – is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement (“DA”) with Vesilen Investments for its a revolutionary Blockchain-based mobile application called Revolupay® and corresponding web based system, to target Cuba’s USD 3.4 Billion remittance […]

US Virgin Islands thanks cruise and airline partners for hurricane relief

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By Juergen T Steinmetz From eTurbo News Approximately 4,500 residents and visitors who have been impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands to date. Thanking the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises for their assistance in providing humanitarian relief and mercy missions from the […]

Hurricane Maria: Implications for travellers to the Caribbean

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By SIMON CALDER TRAVEL CORRESPONDENT From The Independent UK Hurricane Maria has swept across the northern Caribbean, causing huge disruption to travellers. As with the previous major storm, Hurricane Irma, airlines have cancelled and re-timed flights to and from the Caribbean. The Foreign Office said: “The US Virgin Islands were severely impacted by Hurricane Irma […]