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Census shows 5,500 more poor in Rhode Island

About 5,500 more people were living in poverty in Rhode Island in 2013 compared to the previous year, new U.S. Census Bureau figures show. The number of Rhode Islanders living in poverty increased 0.6 ...

CHTA Taps Seasoned Travel Industry Professional Warren Binder To Serve On Executive Committee

PARKLAND, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emil Lee, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), has appointed Warren Binder, president of Creative Travel Consultants in Florida, to the association's executive committee as regional vice president. Binder formed Creative Travel Consultants in 1970 and his experience includes more than 40 years of active involvement in the ...

Jekyll Island hosting shrimp and grits festival

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Lovers of shrimp and grits are heading to the Georgia coast this weekend for a three-day celebration of the Southern seafood dish.

Monroe College to Explore Partnership With Caribbean Maritime Institute

Executive Director of Caribbean Maritime Institute Dr. Fritz Pinnock to Deliver Lecture at Monroe College (PRWeb September 19, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12183023.htm

Alan Gross: US Contractor Jailed in Cuba Plans to Sue Government

The lawyer of Alan Gross, an American man who has been jailed in 2009 in Cuba for setting Internet access in the island illegally, will contend before a federal court that he should be enabled to sue the US government.

In Record Turnout Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote

Rural areas, far-flung islands, and industrial cities the Yes side needed to win all voted to stay in the U.K.

Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba will argue before a federal appeals court that he should be allowed to sue the U.S. government.

What I learned surfing in Hawaii with the first Hindu congresswoman

Yahoo News goes surfing with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a war veteran and the first Hindu congresswoman.

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long Islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

Where science meets luxury

Playful sea lions, fearless boobies and the only ocean-going lizards in the world -- the Galapagos Islands offer bountiful experiences for naturalists and tourists alike.

Bahamas imposes new immigration rules

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – The Bahamas’ government announced a measure Wednesday aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island chain and said it was considering additional restrictions as part of a plan that appeared mostly aimed at the large numbers of Haitians who have settled in the country in recent years. Under a new rule that goes into effect immediately, no work permits will be ...

The vote in Highlands and Islands

The vote across the Highlands and Islands favours Scotland remaining in the UK.

Bahamas Generals takes on Manila Knights on Sept. 27

BACOLOD City's Bahamas Generals, a semi-pro American tackle football team of Rev. Dr. David Garcia, will clash against the visiting ABP Manila Knights on September 27 at the Panaad Stadium in the city.

Caribbean among most vulnerable regions to climate change

San Juan, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Developing societies in the Caribbean are the most vulnerable economies in the Americas to climate change because the majority of the population lives in coastal areas, environmental experts have said.

Faulkner's Island Light — Lonely Outpost Full Of History Off Guilford Shore

A terrible gale lashed Long Island Sound on a winter's night in 1805. Faulkner's Island lighthouse keeper Joseph Griffing woke the next morning to survey the damage and glanced to the west to Goose Island, where he saw a ship wrecked on the rocks. He rowed his small boat out to the vessel to...

Watch at 5: Honolulu Police Chief addresses domestic violence investigation involving officer

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HPIA issues moratorium on insurance in lava zone

 Hawaii Property Insurance Association, the company set up by the state of Hawaii to provide insurance for homes in high-risk lava zones on the Big Island, has temporarily stopped issuing new insurance polices there.

Non-profit firm that helps others is in need themselves

The Hawaii Appleseed Center is a non-profit firm that advocates on behalf of low income individuals and families. 

Vancouver Island pictured in living colour

Vancouver Island: Image is a newly-released book by Boomer Jerritt and Peter Grant

Cuba's next big thing ready to impress scouts

Yasmany Tomas, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound outfielder who is expected to command a contract that rivals fellow Cuban countrymen Rusney Castillo, Jose Abreu and Yasiel Puig, will showcase his talents in front representatives from all 30 MLB teams in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

New York developer to invest $108 million in Puerto Rico apartment-commercial project

Puerto Rico's government on Thursday announced the construction of a $108 million real estate project as the island tries to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump with help from U.S. investors.

Signature Vacations Announces Opening of the New Adults Only Riu Palace Antillas, Aruba

Couples in search of barefoot luxury in the Caribbean have a new option to consider this fall with the opening of the Riu Palace Antillas on the unspoiled island of Aruba. The latest addition to this Caribbean ...

Signature Vacations Announces Opening of the New Adults Only Riu Palace Antillas, Aruba

Couples in search of barefoot luxury in the Caribbean have a new option to consider this fall with the opening of the Riu Palace Antillas on the unspoiled island of Aruba. The latest addition to this Caribbean ...

NY developer to invest $108 million in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government on Thursday announced the construction of a $108 million real estate project as the island tries to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump with help from U.S. investors.

Banks Island Gold Ltd. Provides Update on Commissioning of Grinding and Flotation Circuits

Banks Island Gold Ltd. is pleased to report that the commissioning of grinding and flotation circuits is in progress and production of gold concentrate has recommenced at the Yellow Giant Gold Property ...

Slideshows

A legendary lineup of local entertainers joined Henry Kapono on stage for the Back in the Day concert at the Waikiki Shell. The Aug. 23. concert was also a benefit for Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Did you go to the concert?

Puerto Rico seeks to make $900 mln note deal subject to New York law

Puerto Rico is preparing legislation that would make an upcoming $900 million short-term financing deal subject to New York state law, a move designed to reassure mainland investors worried about the risks of investing in the indebted U.S. Bills filed by the Popular Democratic Party majorities in the Puerto Rico House and Senate this week would open the way to allow investors to sue under New ...

Land claims and literature

Ted Chamberlin will read at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt next Saturday, Sept. 27.

Independence referendum: Lifeboats on standby in Western Isles after fog threatens to delay count

THICK fog in the islands was threatening to ground tonight's count because the plane may not be able to land at Stornoway - where all the isles' votes will be gathered.

Ocean-threatened Marshall's leader posts climate video plea

Majuro (Marshall Islands) (AFP) - Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heighten the seawall protecting his home last year, but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency".

Puerto Rico singer Don Omar faces abuse charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence following his arrest in the U.S. territory, police said Thursday.

Hawaii lava monitoring forces scientists into danger zones

Geologists must navigate precarious terrain to give the public an accurate picture of the lava's progress

Marco Island Marriott Appoints New Executive Chef

Caribbean ports in line for growth

Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours are “on the cusp of unprecedented growth” and the shipping industry stands to benefit from it. That’s the view of the Caribbean Shipping Association president Grantley Stephenson, who was speaking at a recent meeting for regional shipping executives. “In order for us to realise this promise, our efforts today must be underpinned by bold thinking and an ...

Marco Island Marriott Appoints New Executive Chef

The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of new Executive Chef, James Samson. Chef Samson comes to the Florida resort from the Renaissance Chicago ...

The 'Future' looks bright for Hampdenfest

Nationally known Baltimore band Future Islands set to play festival on Sept. 20 Nationally known Baltimore band set to play festival on Sept. 20.

Nebraska jail worker resigns in Lego theft case

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska corrections officer has resigned after police posted a video showing the theft of Legos from a Wal-Mart store.

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Colina Insurance Limited and Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Colina Insurance Limited . Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” of Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited [BISX: CHL] .

Puerto Rico police charge reggaeton star Don Omar with domestic violence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence following his arrest in the U.S. territory, police said Thursday.

A Crazy Plan Could See These Oil-Rich Islands Secede From An Independent Scotland

If Scotland votes for independence, these tiny North Sea islands could leave, taking the oil with them.

LDK Solar Announces U.S. Pre-packaged Plan and Updates for Cayman and Hong Kong Proceedings

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar" or the "Company") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators ("JPLs"), Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today announced that three of the Company's United States subsidiaries, LDK Solar USA, Inc., LDK Solar ...

Freeman sisters honor their parents, Hawaii Five-0 pioneers, by giving back to Hawaii

The daughters of Hawaii Five-0 pioneers Leonard and Rose Freeman, are honoring their parents by giving back to the local community.

Tamgho serves time honing triple jump in Cuba

Bacuranao (Cuba) (AFP) - Teddy Tamgho could have been excused for taking it easy after being handed a one-year ban for missing three drugs tests.

Watch at 5: Two police officers injured after Mililani car chase

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Staten Island sports bulletin board: Basketball

Staten Island Finest Tryout The Staten Island Finest AAU travel team will hold basketball tryouts for the 2015 season. The boys' schedule is as follows for Saturday at St. Clare's: third/fourth-grade, 9 a.m.; sixth-grade, 1 p.m.; ninth grade, 2:30 p.m....

Puerto Rico Power authority restructuring plan to aim at consensus-Donahue

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's new chief restructuring officer Lisa Donahue said on Wednesday that she is confident of developing a restructuring plan that will have the support of all stakeholders at the embattled government power utility. In her second week on the job, Donahue has met with Governor Alejandro García Padilla, and her 10-member team is working with PREPA's IT department ...

The Cays villages, all Caribbean-cute and nautical-spruce, have a distinctly nervous feel.

Take a drive along the Silver Strand area of the beach just south of Coronado on the 75, down toward Imperial Beach, and you come across a little oasis of West Indian architectural chic named the Coronado Cays, a sort of residential marina made up of quaint aquatic villages giving onto the lagoon and consisting of hundreds of high-priced townhouses with their own mooring docks.

Bahamas imposes new immigration restrictions

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Bahamas' government announced a measure Wednesday aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island chain and said it was considering additional restrictions as part of a plan that appeared mostly aimed at the large numbers of Haitians who have settled in the country in recent years.

Hawaii News Now Sunrise celebrates 7 years on air

 Wednesday marks 7 years since Hawaii News Now Sunrise has been on the air.

Puerto Rico: A preview of 'Discovering the Charm'

For the past decade, thousands of Puerto Ricans have left the island and gone to different cities of
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