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Tiwi Islands students take part in writing workshop for Indigenous Literacy Day

Students from the farthest reaches of Australia produce a book in two days.

Standardised Curriculum to be Implemented in Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools across the Virgin Islands will for the first time have a standardised ‘standards-based’ curriculum beginning this 2014-2015 academic school year.

Saturday Night Fights kicks off Boxing series

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.

Large Crowd Celebrates Caribbean Culture At West Indian Day Parade

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 underway.

Road Town Sewer Project to Commence in September

The Government of the Virgin Islands remains committed to the restoration of drains and roads as works continue to enhance the Territory’s public infrastructure.

Greece, Spain book spots in next round as Senegal’s hot streak continues in FIBA World Cup

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 ...

Cuba gets tough with tourists bringing in goods

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 from abroad.

Supermarket chain begins rollout of sustainable seafood boxes

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 ...

Aussies take a journey through the North Island

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 ...

Turks & Caicos police detain 82 Haitian migrants

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (AP) — Authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands intercepted a boat Monday with 82 Haitian migrants as it passed through the British Caribbean chain's waters.

U.S. beats Puerto Rico in hoops exhibition

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.

Pirates of Caribbean 5 could be filmed in Qld

THE fifth instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean franchise - which have pulled in $US3.7 billion at the box office - could be filmed on the Gold Coast.

VIDEO: Giannis Antetokounmpo propels Greece past Puerto Rico and into round of 16

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 making ...

Greece ace in wildcard pack, Senegal's hot streak continues

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 ...

Qantas to beat Virgin in race to turn a profit

Qantas Airways is poised to return to a profit before rival Virgin Australia Holdings, but the result will be driven more by cost cutting than an improvement in market conditions, analysts say.

Tax break likely to bring Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to Qld

Govt tax incentive, which could see movie filmed on Gold Coast and NQ, finalised.

Cuba limits amount of goods in travelers' luggage

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 ...

Ellis Island Hospital Reopens After 60 Years

The hospital once screened immigrants for infectious diseases.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 likely to be filmed in Queensland after federal government tax break

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 in Australia.

Puerto Rico, Senegal final PH opponents

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.

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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?

Parts of Turks and Caicos still flooded from storm

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.

'Low carbon' image for Trat's Koh Mak

Island earmarked for sustainable tourism development

Ellis Island Hospital Tours Coming in October

The Hospital Once Screened Immigrants for Infectious Diseases

Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

Gilas bows to taller Greeks

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 […]

25 Things to Do Before The End of Summer

We offer you 25 things to do around New England before the warmer days leave us.

Veteran vs. newcomer for Rhode Island treasurer

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, ...

Two killed in New Zealand shooting incident, suspect arrested

New Zealand police Monday arrested a man in connection with a double fatal shooting in an office in a South Island east coast town.

Gap year travel company collapses as students climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Students who have been fundraising and saving in order to pay for gap year holidays have been let down by the collapse of their tour operator

Australian arrested in Sea Shepherd whale hunt protest

An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous a pilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.

Cuba imposes restrictions on goods in travellers' luggage

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 ...

Labor Day closures this holiday Monday

Hawaii News Now put together a schedule for the Labor Day holiday.

Island paradise where guests give back

This unique escape was built after years of negotiation and pig sacrifices.

Island paradise where guests give back

This unique escape was built after years of negotiation and pig sacrifices.

'Hawaii Five-0' Season 5 News: Season Premiere Episode Title Revealed, Frankie Valli to Join Cast

"Hawaii Five-0" Season 5 is almost here, and more news and spoilers have started to trickle in as the premiere date approaches, starting with the season's first episode.

Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

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 ...

Danish Police Arrest Sea Shepherd Team Trying to Stop Faroe Islands Whale Slaughter

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 ...

Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa

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 ...

Cuba introduces new customs limits

Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.

House of Travel wins top national travel award

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 ...

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

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.

Activists held after trying to halt Faroe Island dolphin hunt

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 slaughtered ...

Cuba cracks down on multi-billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers' luggage

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.

Cuba Cracking Down On Goods In Flyers’ Luggage

The number of items people can bring into Cuba from the U.S. is about to change.

Labor Day weekend to bolster solid year for Beaufort County tourism

Labor Day weekend should provide a strong close to a summer tourism season that has been one of the busiest in recent years in Beaufort County, hospitality-industry officials said Friday.

Travel smart: Rebirth for a Virgin Islands resort

Jimmy Buffett and his Margaritaville brand have come to the rescue of the former Renaissance Grand Beach Hotel on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Aegean gives painter decades’ worth of inspiration

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 degree.

Growing Caribbean-American clout

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.
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