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Government and Company Officials Celebrate Expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems Presence in Puerto Rico

Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, July 22, 2014 – The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and UTC Aerospace Systems celebrated today the expansion of the company’s presence on the island.

Chinese president backs Cuba's economic reforms

HAVANA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded Cuba's economic reforms on Tuesday during a visit to the communist-run island, saying they could lead to greater commercial ties between the nations.

US aerospace conglomerate to expand in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's governor says a U.S. aerospace manufacturing firm is investing $9 million to expand its operations on the island. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems ...

Family poisoned by fish charged $40,000 for helicopter ride to hospital

The medical bills are growing for a Florida family poisoned after eating a fish they caught in the Bahamas.

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuba on Tuesday to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive. Cuba, the only one-party communist state in the Americas, began opening up its economy in 2008, but has not grown as much as hoped and could desperately use more Chinese investment. Xi for his part has made a point during his ...

China's Xi looks to invest in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba - Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuba on Tuesday to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive. Cuba, the only one-party communist state in the Americas, began opening up its economy in 2008, but has not ...

Research and Markets: Bahamas Oil and Gas Markets Report 2014 - Trends, Market Opportunities and Outlook to 2025

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Bahamas Oil Gas Trends, Market Opportunities and Outlook

Puerto Rico seeks dismissal of US funds' lawsuit

Puerto Rico's justice secretary has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two U.S. investment funds seeking to undo a new law that would allow some of the island's public corporations to restructure ...

Teen recovering from coma after eating poisonous fish

A Florida teen is recovering after being seriously poisoned from eating a fish he caught in the Bahamas, WPTV reports.

Miss Louisiana Teen USA honored at send-off party

Houma native Mary Risener, who will compete Aug. 2 for Miss Teen USA in the Bahamas, was honored Sunday with a send-off party in Thibodaux.

Off-season bargains for optimists

If you want to stretch your travel dollars, do not, under any circumstances, head to Disney World right now. But just as every bull market has a bear, every tourist destination has a flip side, a season when prices go down.

New solar power slated for Virgin Islands

Daniel J. Graeber CARLSBAD, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. solar developer NRG Energy Inc. said its latest acquisition will help the Virgin Islands meet its renewable energy consumption targets.

New solar power slated for Virgin Islands

Daniel J. Graeber CARLSBAD, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. solar developer NRG Energy Inc. said its latest acquisition will help the Virgin Islands meet its renewable energy consumption targets.

China's President Xi Jinping Seeks Stronger Ties With Reformed Cuba

China's President Xi Jinping recalled the giddy days of 1960, when dogmatic communism both defined and united his country and Cuba, on his arrival to Havana. A triumphant Fidel Castro was the first Latin American leader to forge diplomatic relations with the new China, Xi said in a statement. Half-a-century later, with the two countries at radically different stages in their communist mutations ...

New Learn-to-Sail and Island-Style Spa Boot Camp Adventures Launched at Peter Island Resort & Spa

Learn to sail in the British Virgin Islands, the Sailing Capital of the Caribbean, or get into shape island-style at Peter Island Resort & Spa. (PRWeb July 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/PeterIsland/LearnToSailandBootCamp/prweb12033836.htm

Altisource Asset Management Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

FREDERIKSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Altisource Asset Management Corporation ("AAMC" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT:AAMC) announced today financial and operating results for the second ...

Altisource Residential Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

FREDERIKSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Altisource Residential Corporation ("Residential" or the "Company") announced today financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2014. ...

Fraser Island searched for century-old graves

Radar equipment being used to uncover dark chapter in Fraser Island's history.

Marine Veteran First Paraplegic To Row From California To Hawaii (Video)

Marine veteran Angela Madsen , 54, became the first paraplegic to successfully row the epic 2,500 mile journey from California to Hawaii. Madsen and her rowing partner, New Zealander Tara Remington , departed Long Beach on May 20 and arrived in Honolulu on July 19.

Doing time on Italy's prison islands

Pristine beaches, unspoiled nature and few tourists -- a stretch on these former penal colonies is no longer a punishment.

Gilbert mom dies in Hawaii beach accident

It was supposed to be a giant family vacation, the first trip to Hawaii for everyone.The sister-in-law we spoke with Monday said her family was flying out to meet everyone else when they got a phone call, as the plane was leaving the gate, there was a tragic accident on the beach.

Big Island police investigate officer-involved shooting

Big Island police are investigating a non-fatal officer-involved shooting in Hilo on Monday. 

Caribbean mosquito-borne virus in Alachua County

A mosquito-borne virus that has recently caused epidemics in the Caribbean has made its way to Alachua County.

Fashion entrepreneur Peter Nygard in Bahamas environmental feud

Canadian fashion designer faces allegations from local residents and environmental groups over massive expansion of his estate

Color-coded inspection placards now in place at Hawaii restaurants

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) will begin posting new color-coded placards at Oahu restaurants today as part of the state’s new “Food Safety Code”.

Long Island City strip club loses latest bid for liquor license

This Long Island City strip club refuses to be dry. Lawyers for 21 Group Inc., which currently operates Show Palace, are moving ahead with another appeal after their latest effort to get a liquor license was knocked down last week.

University of Hawaii Manoa plans hiring freeze

HONOLULU (AP) The University of Hawaii Manoa is implementing a hiring freeze to reduce spending by $10 million. Hawaii News Now reports that as many as 70 positions will go unfilled this year.

The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes and Carlo Law Offices File $500,000 Claim Against UBS ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A., www.perdidasenbonospr.com; www.sueubspuertorico.com, together with Carlo Law Offices, P.S.C. located in Puerto Rico, ...

Puerto Rico seeks dismissal of U.S. bond funds' lawsuit

The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico asked a federal court to dismiss as premature a lawsuit filed by U.S. mutual funds that sought to strike down a recently enacted Puerto Rican law that the funds said posed a threat to American investors. The law, known as the Public Corporation Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act, allows certain public corporations to modify their debts. The passage of the law ...

Puerto Rico Seeks Dismissal of Suit Over Restructuring

Puerto Rico asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit by Franklin Templeton Investments (BEN) and Oppenheimer Funds Inc. funds seeking to overturn a law allowing some public corporations to their restructure debt.

'The Exact Shape of the Islands' ('La forma exacta de las islas'): Film Review

Prizewinning Argentinian documentary about a film maker in search of the "truth" about the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands conflict. read more

Officials: Pot haul seized on Caribbean cargo ship

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. authorities have seized a haul of marijuana from a Guyana-flagged cargo ship in the Caribbean Sea south of Puerto Rico, officials said Monday.

Parks Canada to use fire to protect Thousand Islands trees

A small area on the Thousand Islands National Park will be set ablaze this week to help protect rare fire-dependent species, Parks Canada said Monday. A 16-member team will descend Tuesday afternoon on Camelot Island to set fire to an area of just over one hectare that is home to about 50 pitch pine trees. "They (the trees) need fires from time to time, so that they can persist," said Parks Supt ...

Caribbean queens of Nations Cup

Summer Clarke of Team Caribbean tries to squeeze between a pair of Team Italy defenders to get to a loose ball during the Women's Division final at the Nations Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday at Hugh Boyd Park. Caribbean won 3-1.

Italy says Costa cruise wreck to be towed on Wednesday

Giglio Island (Italy) (AFP) - Italian salvage workers have pushed back by a day to Wednesday the departure of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck from the island of Giglio.

Fitch Affirms Ratings on 3 Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority Bonds; Outlooks Stable

Fitch Ratings affirms ratings on the following Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority bonds:

Correction: AP Cuba Appointments story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 17 about the appointments of a new bureau chief and head of TV news in Cuba, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year of Haiti's devastating earthquake. The earthquake occurred in early 2010, not 2009.

Jekyll Island OKs sharpshooters for thinning deer

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The governing board for Georgia's Jekyll Island has approved using government sharpshooters to thin the deer population on the island state park.

Cuba hopes for more investment as Chinese president arrives

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba on Monday evening, stirring hopes on the island that China will finally invest in the country after a number of important deals never materialized. Xi was to meet with President Raul Castro on Tuesday and then fly to Santiago de Cuba to see plans to improve port facilities and recovery efforts from ...

3 confirmed cases of chikungunya on Long Island

Three Long Island travelers contracted the tropical infection chikungunya, Newsday reported.

Muna Issa Announces Summer Savings Event at Breezes Bahamas

Summer Savings at the super-inclusive beach resort with up to 40 percent off. (PRWeb July 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12033373.htm

Travel photos we wish we'd taken

Check out our gallery of your best travel photos from around the world, and submit your own at CNN iReport.

NRG Acquires 4-Megawatt Solar Project in Virgin Islands

NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) , the largest independent U.S. electricity producer, bought a 4-megawatt solar farm in the U.S. Virgin Islands that will help the territory meet a goal of reducing its consumption of fossil fuels by 60 percent over 10 years.

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NRG Acquires 4-Megawatt Solar Project in Virgin Islands

NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) , the largest independent U.S. electricity producer, bought a 4-megawatt solar farm in the U.S. Virgin Islands that will help the territory meet a goal of reducing its consumption ...

Research and Markets: Puerto Rico Oil and Gas Trends, Market Opportunities and Outlook to 2025

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Puerto Rico Oil Gas Trends, Market Opportunities and Out

Arbitrage Event-Driven Fund Rated 5-Stars Overall by Morningstar

Water Island Capital, the advisor to the Arbitrage Family of Funds, is proud to announce that as of June 30, 2014, the Arbitrage Event-Driven Fund has been rated 5-Stars Overall out of 94 market neutral funds by Morningstar based on risk-adjusted returns performance.

Carisask celebrates eight years of success

For Gail Warde, the key to Caribbean dancing is keeping up with the beat.

NRG Energy Acquires Its First Public Solar Facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands

NRG Energy, Inc. , one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St.

Cape Breton Island Weather is Perfect if You're a Lobster

In this edition of Travel with Val, Valarie D'Elia is in the fishing village of Fourchu on Cape Breton Island, where the weather is just perfect, if you're a lobster.
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