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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.

Narragansett Beer stars in new campaign commercial

Narragansett Beer — a Rhode Island icon — is starring in a new political ad. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Gina Raimondo released a TV commercial Wednesday using the story of the beer's rise, fall and ...

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.

Certified Gasolines and the CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip Team Support Pediatric Center at Staten Island University ...

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 21, New York CITGO Marketer Certified Gasolines, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, local Staten Island CITGO Retailers and the CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip team are joining forces to donate $5,500 in CITGO Gift Cards to the Pediatric Center at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). Representatives from Certified Gasolines and Staten Island ...

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 ...

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...

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. 

Honolulu named second most expensive city to raise a child

Two of the most expensive U.S. cities to raise a child are in Hawaii according to a national study.  ...

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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 ...

Rock Island Community Foundation awards more than $100,000 to organizations

Rock Island Community Foundation awards more than $100,000 to organizations: The Rock Island Community Foundation has awarded $105,828 to 53 charitable organizations. The foundation provides financial support for causes and organizations serving the Rock Island community.

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 ...

Florida lawyer among dead in Bahamas plane crash

A small plane crash in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday killed Ormond Beach lawyer R. Michael Kennedy, who worked for a travel services company, according to a Florida newspaper. Kennedy's brother told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that he was notified of the death by the Bahamian government late Monday afternoon. Mark Kennedy also told the newspaper that three other Daytona ...

Puerto Rico's 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 ...

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament.

Caves Heights Condominium Development Expands Caves Village Offering a Diverse and Convenient Retail Shopping Experience

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The premier luxury condominium development Caves Heights in Nassau, The Bahamas announces the expansion of Caves Village, offering convenient shopping ...

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday. The small, but growing, island appeared last year and quickly engulfed the already-existing island of Nishinoshima, around 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Tokyo. It now covers 1.26 square kilometres (0.5 square miles). "If lava ...

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday. The small, but growing, island appeared last year and quickly engulfed the already-existing island of Nishinoshima, around 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Tokyo. It now covers 1.26 square kilometres (0.5 square miles). "If lava ...

Dubai creates new fund class to lure asset managers

* New class of funds has minimum subscription of $500,000 * Dubai wants asset managers to base themselves in emirate * Aims to compete with Luxembourg, Dublin and Cayman Islands * But still lacks lawyers and other professionals By Andrew Torchia DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers - particularly those serving the richest and ...

Japan military practices defending remote islands with public opinion split over expanded role

Japan's military is showcasing its ability to defend remote islands, as its role expands at home and abroad under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Kama the surfing pig goes bowling

Kama the surfing pig is finding new talents, and this time, it's on dry land.

Cancer survivor meets Hawaii bone marrow donor

A California father is a cancer survivor thanks to a priceless gift from his Hawaii bone marrow donor.

Hawaii's election chief defends primary performance

Hawaii's chief election officer is facing sharp criticism once again. The concerns from lawmakers were sparked by the controversial Puna special election and 800 uncounted ballots from Maui County.

The end of UH football? Jay says revenue shortage could lead to program reduction

University of Hawaii athletics director Ben Jay says he needs another $3 million to keep the sports programs going and without a better financial plan the school may have to resort to cutting programs, including the Rainbow Warrior football team.

Legal questions regarding albizia tree damage after Iselle

Houses that were pummeled by Iselle are slowly starting to rebuild and repair, but homeowners say they know they're facing a long road ahead.  
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