More than six years in the making after the U.S. Virgin
Islands Boxing Federation helped spurred the passion, Saturday
Night Fights kicked off a Boxing series in the BVI at the East End
Long Look Community Center.
Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and
merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West
Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred
by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got
LAS PALMAS -- Greece and host Spain were the first teams to
book their spots in the knockout stage of the Basketball World Cup
on Monday by beating Puerto Rico while Senegal took their second
surprise scalp in as many days. Greece improved to 3-0 in Group B
with a 90-79 victory over Puerto Rico as NikosZisisled the way with
19 points while GiannisAntetokounmpohad 15 and NickCalathesadded 14
Travelers wait in line with their luggage at Miami
International Airport before traveling Cuba in Miami. The Cuban
government has enacted new rules sharply limiting the amount of
goods people can bring into Cuba in their luggage, and ship by boat
Foodstuffs North Island Ltd today announced it has begun
rolling out its new sustainable Seafood Boxes to its PAK’nSAVE and
New World stores across the North Island. Over the last three years
the Seafood Team has been working hard to develop a more
environmentally friendly solution to the challenge of transporting
seafood from market to store. In an effort to find a more
sustainable, cost ...
Australian travellers are being tempted by the wonders of the
North Island with the launch of Tourism New Zealand’s latest joint
venture campaign ‘Every day a different journey’. Launched today,
the campaign highlights the diverse range of experiences the North
Island has to offer, all within close proximity to one another. The
campaign is run in partnership with North Island Regional Tourism
NEW YORK - Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S.
national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico
112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the
FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Bouncing back from an 0/3 shooting night on Sunday, Giannis
Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in 24 minutes to help propel Greece
to a 90-79 win over Puerto Rico on Monday, moving the Greeks to 3-0
in group play and assuring them a spot in the round of 16 (four out
of six teams from each group advance). Giannis' night wasn't
without its rough edges, but ultimately his energy and penchant for
Greece and hosts Spain were the first teams to book their
spots in the knockout stage of the Basketball World Cup on Monday
by beating Puerto Rico while Senegal took their second surprise
scalp in as many days. Greece improved to 3-0 in Group B with a
90-79 victory over Puerto Rico as Nikos Zisis led the way with 19
points while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 and Nick Calathes added
14 points ...
Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car
tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags
of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought
merchandise to an island where consumer goods are frequently
shoddy, scarce and expensive. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans and
Cuban-Americans fly to and from the island each year thanks to the
easing of travel ...
A tax incentive deal worth $US20.2 million has been finalised
with Hollywood's Disney studio which ensures the fifth instalment
of the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise could be filmed
Reeling from two straight losses already, Gilas Pilipinas is
seriously thinking of giving Andray Blatche two days of rest to
recover from a twisted right knee and give his wards a fighting
chance in their last two games in the the Fiba World Cup.
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?
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (AP) — Property
owners and at least one school on the main island of the Turks and
Caicos Islands are still coping with flood waters more than a week
after being hit by a tropical storm.
Game Tomorrow 7:30 p.m. – Philippines vs Puerto Rico Seville,
Spain — No Greek tragedy, no Greeks bearing gifts to beware of on
Day 2 of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Just Greeks, big and
powerful, like the army Odysseus once led against Troy in classical
mythology. Gilas Pilipinas spent the entire 40 minutes Sunday
Former Treasurer Frank Caprio is seeking a second term
against a political newcomer frustrated with Rhode Island's failure
to rebound from the recession. Seth Magaziner, a 31-year-old
investment professional, ...
Government clamps down on large amounts of foreign-bought
merchandise brought into the island Cubans are bracing themselves
for a clampdown on the flow of car tyres, flatscreen televisions,
blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travellers who haul large
amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where consumer
goods are frequently shoddy, scarce and expensive. Hundreds of
thousands of ...
A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and
Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international
airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. A round of
embraces and ...
The Royal Danish Navy arrested 14 volunteers from the Sea
Shepherd Conservation Society on Saturday for trying to intervene
in the slaughter of 33 pilot whales in the Faroe Islands, a
protectorate of Denmark. A team of six Sea Shepherd volunteers
spotted a pod of pilot whales from shore on Sandoy Island in the
remote North Atlantic archipelago on Saturday and alerted Sea
Shepherd’s small ...
A major United Nations conference on small island nations
began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive
the pressing challenge posed by climate change. UN Secretary
General Ban Ki-moon said the conference, which ends Thursday, was a
once-in-a-decade opportunity to promote sustainable development in
countries such as Samoa, which are often described as on the front
line of ...
Kiwi owned and operated House of Travel are proud winners of
the Best Travel Agency Brand category at this year’s TAANZ National
Travel Industry Awards, which recognise excellence in the travel
industry. The success of the much-loved Kiwi brand has also
filtered through provincial and individual accolades, with several
of its regional retail stores among the winners, and an impressive
list of ...
HAVANA (AP) — Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the
flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo
in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of
foreign-bought merchandise to an island where consumer goods are
frequently shoddy, scarce and expensive.
Fourteen activists from the radical animal rights group Sea
Shepherd have been arrested in Denmark's Faroe Islands while trying
to halt a traditional dolphin hunt, their organisation said Sunday.
The activists were detained Saturday on the island of Sandoy while
attempting to save a pod of 33 pilot whales -- members of the
dolphin family -- which were being driven toward shore to be
May 1972. A young man arrives in Athens for a holiday from
his hometown Basel, Switzerland, but does not intend to spend too
long in the Greek capital as he is headed for the remote
southeastern Aegean island of Symi. He is 22 years old, an artist
who has just completed his military service and has been accepted
to the Royal College of Art in London for his master’s
Just before the huge West Indian American Day Carnival
Parade, the nation’s most visible symbol of Caribbean-American
power, News Americas Now.com publisher Felicia Persaud will air
some significant progress toward an accurate census tally of
Caribbean-American and a precise measure of their respectable
economic and political clout.