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Protocol Partners-Washington Center for Protocol Selected by The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean to Launch New ...

Protocol Partners-Washington Center for Protocol was invited to join a collaboration with The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean, The University of the West Indies , and The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago ...

Rum: The Spirit Of The Caribbean

Blue Water Global Group, Inc. (BLUU) Offers The Caribbean In A Bottle WHITEFISH, MT / August 21, 2014 / The Caribbean is big business, both as a wildly popular destination and as an influential lifestyle ...

Suntech Power Holdings Provides Update With Respect to Restructuring in Europe

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (STPFQ) (the "Company" or "Suntech") today announced that the Schaffhausen Cantonal Court's order of July 16, 2014, approving the Dividend Agreement to resolve the creditor claims of Suntech Power International Ltd. ("SPI") became effective as of August 8, 2014.  A corresponding publication was made in ...

Franchise Players: How I Brought My Franchise to Puerto Rico

After becoming an Anago franchisee in Florida, Gloria Columna became the franchise's sole master franchisee in Puerto Rico, where she grew up.

Beyonce and Jay Z's Cuba trip was legal

Beyonce and Jay Z don't have to be "On the Run" anymore.

Tropical disturbance might aim for Bahamas

Tropical disturbance , 8 a.m. Thursday

Nation's Longest Running Plastic Surgery Practice Welcomes New Surgeon

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group has announced the addition of its newest plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Reish. As part of the LIPSG team, Dr. Reish will be performing a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive ...

The Island Nation That Planned to Relocate an Entire Population

Mikarite Temari, the mayor of Christmas Island, Kiribati’s largest atoll, rolled his eyes and shook his head as I read off my laptop in his office what his president, Anote Tong, had said during a visit to New York. “According to the science and the projections,” Tong, a slim 62-year-old with a trimmed mustache, a gray crew-cut and a talent for metaphor, told Fareed Zakaria on CNN, “it is ...

The Island Nation That Plans to Relocate an Entire Population

Mikarite Temari, the mayor of Christmas Island, Kiribati’s largest atoll, rolled his eyes and shook his head as I read off my laptop in his office what his president, Anote Tong, had said during a visit to New York. “According to the science and the projections,” Tong, a slim 62-year-old with a trimmed mustache, a gray crew-cut and a talent for metaphor, told Fareed Zakaria on CNN, “it is ...

The Island Nation That Bought a Back-Up Property

Mikarite Temari, the mayor of Christmas Island, Kiribati’s largest atoll, rolled his eyes and shook his head as I read off my laptop in his office what his president, Anote Tong, had said during a visit to New York. “According to the science and the projections,” Tong, a slim 62-year-old with a trimmed mustache, a gray crew-cut and a talent for metaphor, told Fareed Zakaria on CNN, “it is ...

Nantucket's Newspaper Since 1821

(Aug. 21, 2014) The boys varsity soccer team at Nantucket High School has become accustomed to winning. The team won 12 of its 19 games last year, and tied another, winning its 10th straight Cape & Islands League title in the process.

Is Skopelos the perfect Greek island?

Authentic hilltop towns, empty beaches, and tavernas frequented by hordes of cats - Skopelos has everything a visitor to Greece could ask for

With primary over, attention focused on three-way governor's race

With the primary election over, it's now a three-way race for governor. And some experts believe the race is closer than recent polls suggest.In the latest Hawaii News Now/Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii Poll, Republican Duke Aiona is the front-runner in a three-way race with 41 percent of the vote, followed by Democrat David Ige with 34 percent and independent Mufi Hannemann with just 15 ...

Expectations high for HECO energy plan

Hawaiian Electric will not discuss its energy transition plan before it's filed with the Public Utilities Commission. Hawaii News Now has learned it will include five "major pieces" that deal with improving power supply and adding capacity for more rooftop solar.

Preservation Watch: Another Med Revival Star Island Castle Could Bite the Dust

Miami Beach city staff is set to review preliminary plans to demolish one third of the historic Star Island Yacht Club, originally built by Carl Fisher (as in Carl-founded-Miami-Beach-Fisher) in 1931, and located at 22 Star Island Drive. The...

Road project promises progress but threatens Sibuyan trees

An island, whose folks once stood unified against the threats of mining, is sacrificing a little of its natural resources to open its doors to progress.

State Commissioner's Cuba Trip Was Authorized On False Pretenses, Probe Concludes

Massachusetts Inspector General Says Connecticut Official Was 'Ineligible' For Trip Led By Ex-Trinity President Dobelle State Workers' Compensation Commissioner Stephen B. Delaney and his wife last year joined a delegation from Westfield State University on a trip to Cuba in apparent violation of federal travel restrictions related to U.S. economic sanctions, according to a Massachusetts ...

Beyonce and Jay Z's Cuba trip 'legal'

Beyonce and Jay Z don't have to be "On the Run" anymore.

Gulf Islands National Seashore bans drones

Gulf Islands National Seashore is banning unmanned aircraft including including drones, model airplanes and quad copters until the Park Service can evaluate the impact of the unmanned aircraft on the parks, their wildlife and visitors.

Global cruise lines set sail for China

HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.

White House could announce world's largest marine reserve soon

If the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument becomes a marine reserve, it would double the area globally subject to tight fishing restrictions. Other countries are also working to expand the area of such ocean havens.

Bahamas identifies victims of small plane crash

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The four men who died in a small plane crash in the Bahamas were from Florida, police said Wednesday.

Best islands of the South Pacific

Palm tree-covered sandy atolls glistening green and white like jewels set in the azure seas may be the enduring image of the South Pacific.

Future Islands finally gets its moment after a decade of waiting

Nearly a decade into its career, Future Islands is finally having its breakout year. The band plays Colorado's Gothic Theatre on Aug.

Interviews underway for Puerto Rico's PREPA restructuring chief - sources

Candidates are being interviewed this week for a chief restructuring officer at Puerto Rico's struggling power authority, two people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, must hire a CRO by Sept. 8 under an agreement with creditors as it works on developing a restructuring plan to revive the utility, which has more than $9 billion in debt. The ...

Cyclone east of Caribbean's Windward Islands possible, U.S. center says

(Reuters) - An elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles' Windward Islands in the Caribbean has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. "Additional slow development of this system is possible during the next day or two, and a tropical depression could ...

Cyclone east of Caribbean's Windward Islands possible, U.S. center says

(Reuters) - An elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles' Windward Islands in the Caribbean has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. "Additional slow development of this system is possible during the next day or two, and a tropical depression could ...

Cruise lines race to base newer ships in China

Royal Caribbean will base new $935 million Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai; Carnival will have four ships in Shanghai.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Proudly Announces 2014 Class of Honorees to be Inducted at Red Carpet Fundraising Gala

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. -- The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce its 2014, and fifth Class of Honorees, to be inducted at its star-studded red carpet Award Ceremony and Fundraising ...

National Post Sessions: Bahamas takes it breezy on I Had It All

Rescuing the ballad from the throes of hair metal and boy bands, Bahamas cuts slow songs more like Frank Ocean or Patsy Cline

A-Listers Align For A Star-Studded Partnership At Baha Mar

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment — Jamie King and Emilio Estefan — who will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the resort's Grand Opening ...

Caribbean Hotels Steadily Improving - PKF Reports

PKF Consulting USA (PKFC), announced today that the average Caribbean hotel enjoyed an 18.6 percent increase in net operating income (NOI) during 2013, according to its newly released 2014 edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry. This is the third year in a row that Caribbean hotels have experienced a double-digit increase in NOI and the highest annual growth in profits achieved since ...

Caribbean Hotels Steadily Improving

PKF Consulting USA , a CBRE company, announced today that the average Caribbean hotel enjoyed an 18.6 percent increase in net operating income during 2013, according to its newly released 2014 edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry.

Cuba's tourism revenue rises four per cent

International tourism generated $US1.08 billion ($A1.17 billion) for Cuba in the first half of 2014, an increase of four per cent over the same period last year, the National Statistics and Information Office says. Cuba earned $US1.8 billion from tourism last year. The tourism sector is the second largest source of foreign currency for Cuba after the export of services. Canada, Germany, Britain ...

'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs'

Global cruise lines set sail for China in pursuit of booming leisure market

Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.

New HPD policy sounds like a quota

Some Honolulu Police officers are feeling pressured to write more tickets because of a new policy. 

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HONOLULU (Hawaii News Now)- Two of the most expensive U.S. cities to raise a child are in Hawaii according to a national study. Parents say having a child is "priceless," but, Honolulu and Hilo made the U.S. Department of Agriculture's top five list of most expensive places to raise a child.

A South Pacific island to suit everyone

History buff? Hardcore surfer? These South Pacific islands have every traveler covered.

A South Pacific island to suit everyone

History buff? Hardcore surfer? These South Pacific islands have every traveler covered.

Cuba's Revenue From Tourism Grow 4 Per Cent

HAVANA, Aug 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE) -- International tourism generated $1.08 billion in revenues for Cuba in the first half of 2014, an increase of 4 percent over the same period last year, the National Statistics and Information Office (ONEI), said Tuesday.

Cuba To Issue New Security-enhanced Banknotes

HAVANA, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Cuba's Central Bank (CBC) announced Tuesday it will issue new banknotes with enhanced security measures as one of the first steps toward establishing a single-currency system, Xinhua news agency reports quoting local media.

HIGH SCHOOL: Islands defeats Effingham in volleyball

Bonny Woods had two kills, five digs and seven aces as Islands High defeated Effingham County in a close 25-23, 25-23 non-region volleyball match Tuesday. Callie Leonard added three kills, four digs and an ace for Islands.

Lighthouse near Mackinac Island up for auction

Mackinac Island — A lighthouse near Mackinac Island is available for purchase.

Puerto Rico GO bonds trade at more than 3-month high

Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds rallied to their highest level in over three months on Tuesday as investors bet the bonds will be not be affected during a possible restructuring of the island's power authority. The general obligation bonds maturing in 2035 and carrying a coupon of 8 percent traded at 91.101 cents on Tuesday, up from 89.784 on Monday, and 7.8 percent above an ...

Puerto Rican population dwindles

The island’s population is on the decline due to immigration and low birth rates, while the number of Puerto Ricans living on the mainland increases

Experience More Of Barbados With 'Free Spending Money' Using The Barbados Island Inclusive Offer

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ever-popular Barbados Island Inclusive offer is making its return starting today for travelers to book an idyllic Caribbean getaway. With the Barbados Island Inclusive, guests receive "free spending money" based on their length of stay for use at participating attractions and restaurants while on-island. Vouchers will be distributed to guests upon ...

Erupting volcano off Japan could cause tsunami

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its lava slopes collapse into the sea.

Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.

Puerto Rico's PREPA CRO duties to include financial restructuring

The new role of chief restructuring officer at Puerto Rico's electric power authority PREPA will include both financial and operational restructuring, according to a document posted on the website of Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank on Tuesday. "The CRO shall work alongside PREPA's chief executive officer (Executive Director) to develop, organize and manage a financial and operational ...
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