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Puerto Rico university students launch protest

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Students at Puerto Rico's largest public university have launched a 24-hour protest following talks about a tuition increase.

Puerto Rico sees jump in cruise ship passengers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of cruise ship passengers who visited the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has jumped more than 15 percent in nearly one year.

Cuba Gooding Jr. and His Wife Are Separating

The Academy Award-winning actor and wife Sara Kapfer have been married for 20 years and have three children

Honeywell Aerospace Expanding In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Honeywell Aerospace is investing $24 million to expand its business in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says the Arizona-based aerospace industry company is opening a second plant that will begin operations in April 2016. He said Wednesday that 310 jobs will be created. The plant will be based in the northwest town of Moca and will ...

Island Time grand opening set

Island Time Home and Gifts at 5507 Stringfellow Road (in the Subway Plaza) will celebrate its grand opening on April 26.

Festival honoring the planet April 26

Music, food, vendors, artists, demonstrations and a silent auction will fill the day at Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery Saturday, April 26. The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Honeywell Aerospace to Expand its Presence in Puerto Rico With a New High-tech Laboratory

Moca, PR – The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Honeywell Aerospace announced today an agreement to establish a new electromagnetic compatibility and environmental test laboratory in Puerto Rico. This new lab will support the main capabilities of its global aerospace and defense operation in the areas of app and software development and aeronautics engineering design.

Obama pledges support to Japan in islands dispute

Ed Adamczyk TOKYO , April 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said a bilateral defense treaty covers islands contested by China and Japan and that it supports Japanese claims.

Hawaii News Now Sunrise goes 'wild' at Honolulu Zoo on Thursday

The Thursday morning broadcast of Hawaii News Now Sunrise will feature lots of 'monkeying' around, and we aren't talking about the usual antics of Steve Uyehara, Grace Lee, Dan Cooke or Howard Dicus.

Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

Honeywell Aerospace to open 2nd Puerto Rico plant

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Honeywell Aerospace is investing $24 million to expand its business in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

Taiwan reiterates its sovereignty over islands after US statement favors Japan

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) yesterday reiterated the R.O.C's sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.

Island Roads apprenticeships

APPRENTICESHIP opportunities are on offer for young Islanders thanks to highways company Island Roads.

Olivia Travel Announces Health and Wellness Program to Debut in Hawaii

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olivia Travel, the world's largest travel company offering chartered cruise, resort, adventure and luxury vacations specifically for the lesbian community, has scheduled its first-ever health and wellness program which will take place on the beautiful island of Hawaii at the five-star Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2014. Guests ...

Olivia Travel Announces Health and Wellness Program to Debut in Hawaii

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olivia Travel, the world's largest travel company offering chartered cruise, resort, adventure and luxury vacations specifically for the lesbian community, has scheduled its first-ever health and wellness program which will take place on the beautiful island of Hawaii at the five-star Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2014. Guests ...

Would China fight for disputed islands?

Would China fight Japan over islands, asks Celia Hatton?

Verizon Invested More Than $78 Million in Rhode Island's Wireline Telecommunications Infrastructure in 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhode Island's consumers, businesses and government agencies continued to benefit from Verizon's 2013 investment of more than $78 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks, including the completion of its award-winning all-fiber FiOS network in 29 communities.  The FiOS network in Rhode Island, the ...

Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Wife Sara Kapfer Files For Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Sara Kapfer filed for divorce. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

Cuba: U.S. not forthright on Gross -- Gazette.Net

WASHINGTON — Representatives from the Cuban Interests Section said last week that until the Obama administration fully addresses Potomac resident Alan Gross’ intentions in Cuba, relations between the two countries will not improve.

Caribbean nations prepare demand for slavery reparations

Academic who drafted plan for support from former slaving nations says ‘Our aim is to open a dialogue with European states’ Ed Pilkington

Cuba Gooding Jr. & wife split

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Sara Kapfer may soon be asking the Jerry Maguire star to 'show me the money' after filing for legal separation. Kapfer submitted papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences.

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Barack Obama

The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Kate who? The island retreat where the royals were anonymous (almost)

Mary Raboul-Manu has never seen a gossip magazine or a television, so it's not surprising that when Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the resort where she works; others had to explain who they were before she served them their meals

Disputed islands part of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Islands at the centre of a row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo.

Disputed islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo Wednesday. "The policy of the United States is clear -- the Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security," Obama said ...

University of the Virgin Islands Board Approves the Development Phase of Medical School; Major Gift Announcement ...

On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. (PRWeb April 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11781572.htm

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Some of the world's smallest nations might survive rising sea levels brought about by climate change but in different forms as their atoll islands grow and change, according to a New Zealand research. Pacific island atolls might in fact be getting larger or remaining stable in their size as new gravel and sand is carried by waves from their...

EXCLUSIVE: Interim president, retired Army general are 2 UH president finalists

The search for the next University of Hawaii president has narrowed to as few as two candidates, including current Interim President David Lassner, after several other finalists dropped out, sources told Hawaii News Now.

Obama pledges Japan islands support

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

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The search for the next University of Hawaii president has narrowed to as few as two candidates, including current Interim President David Lassner, after several other finalists dropped out, sources told Hawaii News Now.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife files for divorce

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife, Sara Kapfer, may soon be shouting “Show me the money.” Kapfer filed for divorce in LA County Superior Court on Tuesday citing “irreconcilable differences” according to...

Hawaii-bound teen stowaway likely saved by hypothermia

The boy, who has not been identified, most likely survived the high-altitude flight - enduring extremely low temperatures and oxygen levels - because his body quickly went into a hibernation-like state, said doctors who have studied the effects of hypothermia and low oxygen. Reportedly missed motherThe boy, a student at Santa Clara High School, was unhappy living with his father, stepmother and ...

Volunteers remove lots of litter from Deer Island on Earth Day

More than 150 volunteers spent their Earth Day removing lots of litter from Deer Island. The island clean-up was the kickoff event for this year's "Renew Our Rivers" program, sponsored by Mississippi Power Company. Since the program's inception nine years ago, it has helped remove hundreds of tons of debris and litter from area waterways.

Gay Travel: Exploring Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

I arrived to Puerto Rico on the first flight of the morning, checked in at my beautiful suite at hotel La Terraza de San Juan, in the heart of Old San Juan, and got ready to explore the old courts and fortresses and secrets of this charming district.

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A teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet remained hospitalised yesterday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific Ocean, a Hawaii official said. The teenager, whose name has not been released, is "resting comfortably" at a hospital in...

Police name suspect in Rock Island shooting

Rock Island police are searching for a man accused of shooting another man outside a convenience store Tuesday morning.

Jamaica Hands Over Heart of Its Largest Protected Area to Blacklisted Chinese Conglomerate

Tourism has long been the leading economic sector in Jamaica, bringing in half of all foreign revenue to support a quarter of all jobs. Yet government officials now risk jeopardizing that lucrative business, and Jamaica’s reputation in the international community, with a secretive deal to let a Chinese company build a mega-freighter seaport smack dab in the nation’s largest natural protected ...

Cuba sides with Iran over UN ambassador dispute, sources say

Cuba piped up as one of the few countries to side with Iran at a meeting Tuesday of a United Nations committee where Iran formally protested – and the United States defended – the decision by the Obama administration to bar Iran’s U.N. ambassador pick from U.S. soil.

Taste of Travel: Escape to Marco Island

Florida tourism is at an all-time high this year as people are "snow done" with the long, brutal winter and early spring weather. Airports are overcrowded, and the Marriott Resort Marco Island is no exception. This resort is at full capacity during my escape from the polar vortex.

Manggahan Fest beckons travelers to Guimaras

Guimaras Island – On ordinary days, the island province of Guimaras in Western Visayas is like any typical unspoiled rural landscape in the country - modest, carefree and idyllic, albeit with a captivating pastoral charm. But with the onset of summer, the province is a beehive of activities and shifts into a frenzied, jovial and festive mood with the unveiling of the 21st Manggahan Festival and ...

Tree Island Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Conference Call Notification

Tree Island Steel Ltd. is pleased to announce that it will report its first quarter 2014 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2014, during market hours, prior to the Company's Annual General ...

Fitch Affirms Virgin Islands WAPA's Sr. and Sub Lien Bonds; Outlook to Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority :

Fitch Affirms Virgin Islands WAPA's Sr. and Sub Lien Bonds; Outlook to Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority :

How to Fix a Coral Reef

Six feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea, Lisa Carne holds a small ceramic disk with a chunk of elkhorn coral, its curled leafy shape resembling rust-colored kale, cemented onto it. Carne, an American marine biologist and manager of the reef restoration project Fragments of Hope, points to other, more mature coral beds around the caye: elkhorn corals, and spiky white-tipped antlers of ...

2014 Cuba film festival to honor Garcia Marquez

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is dedicating this year's Havana Film Festival to the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Cuba Gooding Jr ‘separates from wife’

Cuba Gooding Jr’s spouse of over two decades Sara Kapfer has reportedly submitted separation papers to the court.

Police, fire crews retrieve body found off Magic Island

Honolulu police and fire crews were conducting an operation on Tuesday morning to retrieve a body that was found in waters just off Magic Island, witnesses at the scene told Hawaii News Now.

Police seek person who set Puerto Rico man on fire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they are looking for a person who set a homeless man on fire near the island's north coast.
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