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Finding a niche on Fogo Island

Flat Earth Coffee hopes a busy tourist season is brewing

Students turn trash into art, display it in town

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - First, Trinity Lutheran students found throw-away objects to make art. Next up, Trinity Lutheran School will be asking Grand Island residents to find the objects made by its students and then send portraits of themselves posing with the art back to the school. ...

Canadian bloggers among first to travel Wild Atlantic Way

It took mere seconds yesterday to send messages all around the world from a spectacular island outpost off the south-west coast — in sharp contrast to an historic event in the area 156 years ago.

Coachella 2014: Future Islands goes late at Pappy & Harriet's

Early Friday morning in the high desert outside of Palm Springs, menacing Baltimore synth pop band Future Islands was responsible for a memorably challenging, if ultimately victorious, sold-out gig.

Alex O'Loughlin Is Married! Hawaii Five-O Star Weds Malia Jones

Alex O'Loughlin is a married man! The Hawaii Five-O star quietly wed girlfriend Malia Jones in Hawaii, E! News confirms. The two recently tied the knot on the islands, where they...

Puerto Rico's unemployment rate drops slightly

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New statistics from the U.S. Labor Department show that Puerto Rico's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month.

Future Islands is weird, wonderful at Beauty Bar

Following a Letterman video that went viral, the band made their Vegas debut Wednesday night.

3 reasons to go to the Micronesia Island Fair

Weekend at the fair: Head down to Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Park at Ypao Beach to experience island culture, music, art and delicious food from all over the Pacific.

Local accused sex offender found in Bahamas held without bond

The Kissimmee man who is accused of sexually assaulting children and fleeing to the Bahamas was ordered to be held without bond Friday.

Politics, media, and culture in Hawaii

With less than 7 months before the Hawaii election, the local politicos are now gearing up for the primary.  Joey Manahan, now member of the Honolulu City Council who served as member of the House of Representatives in 2007-2013 and vice-speaker in 2011 and 2012,  will be running this year as the Democratic Party candidate representing Hawai’s first congressionall district. Born in Makati, he ...

US man pays fine in Bahamas pedestrian killing

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas have released a U.S. tourist from jail after he pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian and paid a $5,000 fine.

Jamaican Jerk Wrap and Caribbean C-burst smoothie

Nazmi Ozokur from Tropical Smoothie Cafe has some great ideas for healthy meals on the go.

New Roller Coaster Debuts at Kings Island in Ohio

Kings Island theme park in SW Ohio debuts new inverted roller coaster over 4,000 feet long

Rhode Island's jobless rate falls to 8.7 percent

Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged down in March to 8.7 percent, the lowest since September 2008, but the number of jobs also declined, state officials reported Thursday. The state Department of Labor ...

Rhode Island Plastic Surgeon Scheduled to Teach Two Courses at 2014 ASAPS Conference

Rhode Island plastic surgeon Patrick K. Sullivan will be teaching two facial rejuvenation surgery courses at The Aesthetic Meeting 2014. Hosted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery , the ...

Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World'

MIAMI (AP) - One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather. The painting by Cuban-born Julio Larraz imagines the ...

Treasure islands

From New Caledonia to French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands to Samoa, there are more holiday destinations to discover in the south Pacific beyond Aussies' beloved Fiji, writes Craig Tansley.        

Record-breaking Banshee roller coaster debuts at Kings Island

Kings Island starts getting a return on the biggest investment in its 42-year history today when the amusement park opens its doors for the 2014 season.

The Island in South Korea's Ferry Tragedy Wants Chinese Tourists

China’s holiday getaway spot is Hainan , a tropical island in the Gulf of Tonkin not far from Vietnam, while Japanese seeking a beach far from Tokyo head to Okinawa.

Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think

Are the Cayman Islands The Next Offshore Target? The U.S. has cast its tax net far and wide, more a shotgun than a rifle shot. Mixing fishing and shooting metaphors seems appropriate to show just how no-holds barred American tax officials and prosecutors can be. Yes, boxing too.

Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think

Are the Cayman Islands The Next Offshore Target? The U.S. has cast its tax net far and wide, more a shotgun than a rifle shot. Mixing fishing and shooting metaphors seems appropriate to show just how no-holds barred American tax officials and prosecutors can be. Yes, boxing too.

Michael Wilson sworn in as associate justice on Hawaii Supreme Court

In a room full of lawyers and politicians, former Circuit Court Judge Michael Wilson was sworn in on Thursday as the newest associate justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.  ...

For first time, fire union says 'no confidence' in fire chief

Leaders of the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association have unanimously approved a "no confidence" vote against Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves, accusing him of trying to bust the union.

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of police powers, details at 5 & 6

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of police powers, details at 5 & 6. With the Hawaii News Now mobile live-stream, you can now watch all of our morning, evening and nightly newscasts

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of poli

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of police powers, details at 5 & 6. With the Hawaii News Now mobile live-stream, you can now watch all of our morning, evening and nightly newscasts on the go!

We ignore the disastrous storms in the Caribbean at our peril | Carrie Gibson

Storms have taken lives in the Caribbean, and caused chaos in the UK – climate change is eroding certainties across the globe As tens of thousands people suffered through a flooded and powerless Christmas in Britain , 5,000 miles away unexpected weather was also unleashing havoc on the Caribbean. Torrential rains on Christmas Eve, with 15in falling in 24 hours, led to dramatic floods and ...

Ex-USVI officials gets 70 months in prison

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A former top environmental enforcement officer for the U.S. Virgin Islands has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for using a government agency as a criminal enterprise.

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx

Scientists tether lionfish to Cayman reefs

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Research done by U.S. scientists in the Cayman Islands suggests that native predators can be trained to gobble up invasive lionfish that colonize regional reefs and voraciously prey on juvenile marine creatures.

Altisource Residential Corporation Schedules First Quarter Conference Call

FREDERIKSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Altisource Residential Corporation ("Residential") will report earnings results for the first quarter of 2014. A press release ...

Altisource Asset Management Corporation Schedules First Quarter Conference Call

FREDERIKSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Altisource Asset Management Corporation ("AAMC") (NYSE MKT:AAMC) will report earnings results for the first quarter of 2014. A ...

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents. The documents are part of a federal lawsuit in Miami and describe a dangerous odyssey of shady characters, unpaid smuggling debts and threats of violence that have followed Puig since he ...

Marriott Vacation Club Celebrates 30 Years Of Memories

ORLANDO, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacation Club (MVC), the vacation ownership brand of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, (VAC), proudly celebrates 30 years of preserving one of the oldest family traditions—the family vacation. "Frankly, it's changed our lives," says Peter Pfiel, an Owner at Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C., since 1984 ...

Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.

Call for alternative identification methods for endangered species

In a time of global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of countless endangered species, there is a heightened sense of urgency to confirm the return of animals thought to be extinct, or to confirm the presence of newly discovered species. Field biologists traditionally collect specimens to distinguish the animals—or to confirm that they do indeed exist in ...

Accused sex offender caught in Bahamas back in Fla. jail

Osceola County Sheriff's Office deputies say the man accused of sexually assaulting children who was just captured in the Bahamas has been brought back to Osceola County and booked into jail.

Fugitive sex-abuse suspect caught in Bahamas, returning to Osceola

An accused child molester who authorities say cut off his GPS monitor and fled the country is expected to return to Osceola County today. An accused child molester who authorities say cut off his GPS monitor and fled the country last year is expected to return to Osceola County today.

Experience 'Legendary Micronesia': Annual fair bridges island cultures

Cultural show: Yapese dancers put on a powerful performance during the 26th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair last year. Catch cultural performances throughout this year's fair taking place April 25-27.

Island Prosperity Strategy fails to move wages

An ambitious plan by the P.E.I. government to rebuild the Island economy has failed, says the Opposition, not meeting the targets it set in 2009.

Firefighters hop on plane to get to Mackinac Island fire

Mackinac Island — Firefighters who were called to help with an electrical fire on Mackinac Island had to hop on a plane to quickly get to the scene because of Great Lakes ice.

Cruise ship courts wealthy Chinese with on-board skydiving and bumper cars

In a strategic move that speaks volumes about the future of the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean International has announced that its newest ship, the titanic Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai next year. Pitched as a game-changer that will boast a string of on-board firsts such as bumper cars, skydiving and a 90-meter high glass capsule, the next generation cruise liner ...

LDK Solar Provides Additional Information on its Request for Review of NYSE Regulation's Decision to Suspend Trading ...

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands and XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar" or the "Company") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today provided additional information on its request for a review of the decision made on March 31, 2014 by ...

World's most haunted island for sale

A 17-acre island in Italy with a petrifying past is up for sale and the government hopes a creepy abandoned hospital will be turned into a luxury hotel. The island of Poveglia, or "the island of madness" in the Venetian lagoon is known as one of the most haunted places on Earth. According to Time , Italy is auctioning off the island, which is located near Venice and has been deserted for the ...

MLB: Puig's journey from Cuba

Two years ago, Yasiel Puig fled Cuba in the hands of black-market smugglers. This is the story of how the cost of the defection journey - in money and human lives - shadows him still.

Royal Caribbean bases new ship in Shanghai

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Cruise companies on hunt for China's tourist dollars

Royal Caribbean Cruises will base its newest ship in Shanghai, the latest move in a race to capture big tourism dollars flowing out of China.

Royal Caribbean bases ship in Shanghai

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Royal Caribbean To Make Shanghai Home Of Its Newest Ship

Hoping to tap into China’s outbound tourism market, Royal Caribbean International said today it will make Shanghai the home port for its newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas.

High Level Meeting Launches BVI National Risk Assessment Plan

The Virgin Islands is scheduled to undergo its Fourth Round of Mutual Evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in 2017 based on the International Standard on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation.

Two More Haitians Charged In Human Trafficking Ring In Usvi

After their arrest, Mompremier and Delva made their initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller, who ordered Delva held without bail pending trial, and continued Mompremier’s detention hearing to Thursday, April 17.
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