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Alcohol banned on federally owned Fire Island beaches

It’s last call for boozing beachgoers at two popular party spots on Fire Island. Every weekend, hundreds of people looking to soak up the sun with a Solo cup in...

VIDEO FEATURE: Cocos Keeling Islands

If you like laid-back tropical beaches, snorkelling and diving on fish-filled reefs, then Iain Gillespie says the isolated Cocos Keeling Islands could be the perfect spot for a break.

Cuba, China Signed 29 Bilateral Cooperation Accords

HAVANA, July 25 (BERNAMA-NNN-ACN) -- Cuba and China signed 29 bilateral cooperation accords on Tuesday, during the official visit here by President Xi Jinping.

Bahamas Constitutional Referendum Set For Nov 6

NASSAU, July 25 (BERNAMA-NNN-CARIBBEANNEWS) -- Following three delays, a long-anticipated constitutional referendum in The Bahamas will be held on Nov 6, Prime Minister Perry Christie said.

Island smackdown: Ibiza vs. Mallorca

In this week's Smackdown, two of the Mediterranean’s most famous islands: Ibiza vs. Mallorca. Who will win?

PM Of Solomon Islands Inaugurates Embassy In Cuba

HAVANA, July 25 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Visiting prime minister of the Solomon Islands Gordon Darcy Lilo on Thursday inaugurated his country's embassy in Havana, Cuba's official daily Granma reported.

Watch NOW: Police look for suspected car thief, possibly shot by officer

With the Hawaii News Now mobile live-stream, you can now watch all of our morning, evening and nightly newscasts on the go!

Feds to ban alcohol on Long Island beaches known for wild parties

It’s last call for boozing beachgoers at two popular party spots on Fire Island. Every weekend, hundreds of people looking to soak up the sun with a Solo cup in...

Nashville airport will soon offer direct flights to Bahamas

Direct flights from Nashville to the Bahamas are coming to the airport this fall.The flights to Grand Bahama Island are set to begin on September 5.The Bahamas tourist office said Vacation Express will take of all the ground work, such as hotels, transportation and activities through flights with Bahama Air.The all-inclusive packages start at $699 per person.Brooke Sherman told News 2 the ...

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Announces Cooperative Agreement

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. , announced today that, they have signed a cooperative agreement with Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. to work together to pursue opportunities for offshore projects for the U.S.


Staten Island Yankees John Murphy beats the throw to Hudson Valley Renegades 14 Darryl George on a run back play at 1st in the 3rd inning Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George.

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Declares Dividend on Common Stock

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. , announced today that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.10 per share on Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.’s approximately 14

U.S. jury convicts adviser over fraud tied to microcaps, NY horse firm

An investment adviser in his 70s was found guilty on Thursday on charges he defrauded clients by funneling money to a New York horse racing firm and small, thinly traded companies in exchange for secret kickbacks. A federal jury in New York found James Tagliaferri, who managed TAG Virgin Islands, Inc in St. Thomas, guilty on 12 of 14 counts including investment adviser fraud, securities fraud ...

Gambier Island Needs Community Support to Save Recreational Gem

VANCOUVER, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Gambier Island Conservancy and homeowners in the Howe Sound area wish to raise awareness and garner local support at tonight's 7pm public meeting at St. Francis in the Wood Anglican Church in West Vancouver. Concerned members of the Howe Sound community are seeking to be heard by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, which has ...

GovBeat: Looming Puerto Rico debt deadlines have investors nervous

A new law would allow public corporations to go into default. That has investors worried about the territory

Construction site threatens family's vacation on Oak Island

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY)-- A construction site threatens a family's vacation on Oak Island. They have been waking up to their vacation house shaking early in the morning. Not only is it ruining their vacation, but now they have concerns about safety. "You can totally feel the house shake,” Jennifer Quade explained. “I could feel it on the porch. I could feel it in the house." Quade and her family ...

Migrants in Puerto Rico to obtain driver's license

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Thursday unveiled a system that will allow migrants living illegally in the U.S. territory to obtain a temporary driver's license.

Puerto Rico bill would issue debt to repay $2 bln to GDB

Pending legislation in Puerto Rico could protect the U.S. Commonwealth from getting burned in a potential restructuring of the Puerto Rico Highways & Transportation Authority (HTA), which owes the Government Development Bank over $2 billion. Under the bill, quietly filed in late June near the end of the last legislative session with no public hearings, the island's infrastructure authority PRIFA ...

Royal Caribbean Cruises CEO Says Come Aboard to Investors

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The seas may be starting to part for long-term investors looking to come aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises'  shares, that is if the second-quarter financials are any indication of what lies ahead. In an interview with the TheStreet, Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and CEO Richard Fain noted that what investors witnessed financially in the second quarter was partially a ...

State of Rhode Island Signs New Long-Term Contract with Rhode Island Interactive LLC

The State of Rhode Island will be continuing its outsourced eGovernment agreement with Providence-based Rhode Island Interactive, LLC. Following a competitive bid process, the state awarded the company a three-year contract that includes renewals, which could extend the agreement to July 2019.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' to set sail summer 2017

"Pirates of the Caribbean 5" is charting a course for July 7, 2017.

Royal Caribbean raises forecast; profit sails past estimates

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's quarterly profit beat analysts' average estimate as demand for its European and Chinese cruises increased and passengers spent more on board, helping it raise its full-year profit forecast. European cruises account for 22 percent of the capacity in the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise. Royal ...

Islands for a family getaway

The Pacific is a famous honeymoon hotspot, the ultimate destination if you want a private escape in the lap of luxury.

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

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Cuba Oil Gas Trends, Market Opportunities and Outlook to 20

Puerto Rico Borrowing Measure Would Repay $2 Billion Owed to GDB

Puerto Rico lawmakers are working on a plan to allow the Infrastructure Financing Authority to sell as much as $2.2 billion of bonds backed by petroleum-tax revenue to repay Government Development Bank loans.

Royal Caribbean 2Q profit rises fivefold, tops forecast

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) on Thursday reported earnings that rose fivefold in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

Why Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Stock Is Rising Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Royal Caribbean Cruises shares are up 7.6% to $60.54 on Thursday after the company reported that its second quarter profit more than quintupled from the previous year.The company reported net income of $137.7 million, or 62 cents per diluted share, up from $24.7 million, or 11 cents per diluted share last year, and 9 cents better than analysts were expecting. Must Read ...

Royal Caribbean Shares Jump to Record on Forecast

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. surged to an all-time high after the world’s second-largest cruise operator boosted its 2014 profit forecast amid higher bookings.

Malfunctioning websites still delaying Hawaii ObamaCare signups

The Hawaii Health Connector, has been unable to produce a fully functional website since it launched in October.

Royal Caribbean shares rise as profit tops estimates

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. shares rose more than 2% in premarket trade, after the company beat second-quarter profit estimates and raised its outlook for the full year. Royal ...

Travel Guide: Things to Do and See in Siargao Island

Siargao is a beautiful destination with a lot to offer for those who enjoy a vacation amidst nature and wildlife, as opposed to the hustle and bustle of a Metropolis. While you will definitely have the opportunity to have some fun around here if that’s what you enjoy in your holidays, you’ll also get many […] (Visited 152 times, 62 visits today) The post Travel Guide: Things to Do and See in ...

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.

Travel Guide For Martha’s Vineyard

Refer to this travel guide for the best dining, lodging and attractions on Martha's Vineyard.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC) today reported second quarter 2014 financial results and provided updated guidance for the full year 2014. ...

Travel Guide For Martha’s Vineyard

Refer to this travel guide for the best dining, lodging and attractions on Martha's Vineyard.

PRESS RELEASE: ENTRADE Energiesysteme AG: research cooperation agreed between the University of Zittau-Görlitz and the ...

Amarah Phillip makes British Virgin Islands Commonwealth Games history

Hatfield schoolgirl Amarah Phillip has became the first swimmer to represent the British Virgin Islands at the Commonwealth Games.

DGAP-News: ENTRADE Energiesysteme AG: research cooperation agreed between the University of Zittau-Görlitz and the ...

Fire destroys stores on Long Island

A fire started in a shoe repair store on Long Island and destroyed neighboring stores on Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to Willis Avenue and Goodrich Street in Williston Park around 2:30 a.m. They believe the fire started in a shoe repair store and spread to the surrounding stores. Stores included a dry cleaner and a bar. 13 fire departments responded to the blaze. The fire is not ...

Amarah and Elinah Phillip to make Commonwealth Games history for British Virgin Islands

Two teenage sisters, who go to school in Hatfield, will become the first swimmers to ever represent the British Virgin Islands at the Commonwealth Games.

Qantas steps forward with a strong initiative for Australian Tourism industry - TravelHouseUK

Qantas plays its part in the Queensland Government’s ‘Destination Success’, operating three flights per week to the Great Barrier Reef. (PRWeb July 24, 2014) Read the full story at

Commonwealth Games 2014: Day one as it happened

Live news updates and pictures on the first day of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the Brownlee brothers in the triathlon and Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling

The Commonwealth Games

Spectators from all over the Commonwealth brought an incredible carnival atmosphere to the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Games. From the Americas and Africa to the South Sea islands, they transformed Celtic Park into a riot of colour.

Hawaii athletes assemble dream team for Crossfit games

Crossfit 808 has assembled a dream team for the Crossfit Games. Three former women's college basketball stars, Elyse Umeda, Kyla Evers and Brandy Richardson, set the bar high.

Cook Islands prime minister wins second term

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna has won a second term in the small Pacific nation, although the main opposition party said it planned to challenge the results. Preliminary returns in the July 9 poll showed Puna in danger of losing his own seat but a late surge in support from postal ballots delivered victory to his Cook Islands Party (CIP). Final results from the Chief Electoral Office ...

Century After Rum Trade, Canada Banks See Caribbean Gains

The open-air Ballahoo Restaurant in Saint Kitts and Nevis overlooks a roundabout with a landmark green clock in the hub of the Caribbean country’s capital. Diners also get a bit of Canada with the view.

Seeking to fend off rising sea, Cuba moves to save mangrove forests hurt by neglect, logging

Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out.

Is it time to tunnel across the Cook Strait?

Considering the state of our inter-island fleet, the cancellations of air and sea travel due to weather and the future demands on utilities, it is time that we examine the feasibility of a fixed link between our two main islands.

Well plaid Glasgow – Commonwealth Games begin in a riot of tartan colour

GLASGOW, the Dear Green Place. Not last night, it wasn’t. It was a riot of exuberance and colour as Commonwealth nations from around the world gathered at Celtic Park in the city’s East End to open the greatest sporting spectacle Scotland has hosted since 1986.

Texas Book Festival gives a taste of what to expect this year

Authors Martin Amis, Lidia Bastianich, Ziggy Marley announced Camping World