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Police seize drugs, make arrests on Tybee Island during second 'Orange Crush'

Tybee Island police made several arrests Friday and Saturday as the second consecutive weekend of Orange Crush at the beach got underway. While a lot of partying went on around the island, the beach itself on Saturday appeared free of the litter that typically follows the unofficial and non-sanctioned party and has stoked heated criticism in recent years.

Jamaica dominate sprints on windy night

Fort-de-France (Martinique), April 20 : Jamaican sprinters swept the marquee 100 metres finals at the 43rd CARIFTA Games, on a very windy night at the Stade Pierre Aliker.

Japan to build military site near disputed islands

Japan has begun construction work on a military radar station near a string of islands that is at the centre of a territorial dispute with China. Correspondents say the move will anger Beijing as it may allow Japan to expand surveillance near the Chinese mainland. The new base – on Yonaguni island – is located...  [Read More...]

Hawaii Foodbank meets million meals challenge

A massive push to replenish a nonprofit's dwindling food supply wrapped up on Saturday afternoon. Volunteers ...

Treasure Island, condo work on dog beach

Sunset Beach residents in Treasure Island try to get a condo complex to replace a staircase to a popular dog beach, accessible only during low tide.

Man claims to have survived 16 months adrift in Pacific

Jose Ivan, found off Marshall Islands, says he set out from Mexico, 8,000 miles away, and survived on turtles and fish An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico. The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered on Thursday when his 24ft (7.3m) fibreglass boat with ...

Big Island structure fire causes $16,000 in damage

The Hawaii County Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire in the Keaau area Friday.  Residents had just arrived home when they heard a couple of explosions and saw smoke coming from the structure.  Crews

Travel woes

Luxury cruises to romantic destinations get bugged by broken engines, communicable diseases, and accidents. The effects are even more felt during Holy Week, the busiest period for travel.

Puerto Rico Cheo Feliciano wake attracts hundreds

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of people are attending a wake for Puerto Rico salsa great Cheo Feliciano.

Japan to base troops near islands

Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.

Tybee Island police make arrests at Orange Crush

Tybee Island police made several arrests Friday night and into Saturday at Orange Crush.

Policeman injured, 1 killed in USVI club shooting

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say an off-duty police officer has been wounded while confronting three men suspected of killing a man at a nightclub in St. Croix.

Caribbean Domino Club; Shopping With Mother; Tacita Dean: Save This Language review

Dominoes with Benjamin Zephaniah, retail bonding for mums and daughters and Tacita Dean's elegy for real film Continue reading...

Bahamas' Bimini: Way off the beaten path

BIMINI, Bahamas — One afternoon in Bimini, I was out doing what people do in Bimini — fish — when I mentioned to my guide that I was in the mood for pizza.

Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Volunteers Take Part in Tsunami Preparedness Exercise

Amateur Radio volunteers in Puerto Rico participated in the CARIBE WAVE/LANTEX 14 exercise in March. The purpose of the exercise was to assist tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the east coasts of the US and Canada. Since 2010, Amateur Radio has played a role in the exercise, executed in Puerto Rico in conjunction with the Seismic Net of Puerto Rico (R...

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) - You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

'Hawaii Five-O' star marries in where else? Hawaii!

“Hawaii Five-O” star Alex O’Loughlin and his girlfriend Malia Jones recently and very surreptitiously tied the knot on the islands. The actor’s rep confirmed the happy news to People magazine.

Finding a niche on Fogo Island

Flat Earth Coffee hopes a busy tourist season is brewing

Canadian bloggers among first to travel Wild Atlantic Way

It took mere seconds yesterday to send messages all around the world from a spectacular island outpost off the south-west coast — in sharp contrast to an historic event in the area 156 years ago.

Coachella 2014: Future Islands goes late at Pappy & Harriet's

Early Friday morning in the high desert outside of Palm Springs, menacing Baltimore synth pop band Future Islands was responsible for a memorably challenging, if ultimately victorious, sold-out gig.

Alex O'Loughlin Is Married! Hawaii Five-O Star Weds Malia Jones

Alex O'Loughlin is a married man! The Hawaii Five-O star quietly wed girlfriend Malia Jones in Hawaii, E! News confirms. The two recently tied the knot on the islands, where they...

Puerto Rico's unemployment rate drops slightly

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New statistics from the U.S. Labor Department show that Puerto Rico's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month.

Future Islands is weird, wonderful at Beauty Bar

Following a Letterman video that went viral, the band made their Vegas debut Wednesday night.

3 reasons to go to the Micronesia Island Fair

Weekend at the fair: Head down to Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Park at Ypao Beach to experience island culture, music, art and delicious food from all over the Pacific.

Local accused sex offender found in Bahamas held without bond

The Kissimmee man who is accused of sexually assaulting children and fleeing to the Bahamas was ordered to be held without bond Friday.

Politics, media, and culture in Hawaii

With less than 7 months before the Hawaii election, the local politicos are now gearing up for the primary.  Joey Manahan, now member of the Honolulu City Council who served as member of the House of Representatives in 2007-2013 and vice-speaker in 2011 and 2012,  will be running this year as the Democratic Party candidate representing Hawai’s first congressionall district. Born in Makati, he ...

US man pays fine in Bahamas pedestrian killing

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas have released a U.S. tourist from jail after he pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian and paid a $5,000 fine.

Jamaican Jerk Wrap and Caribbean C-burst smoothie

Nazmi Ozokur from Tropical Smoothie Cafe has some great ideas for healthy meals on the go.

New Roller Coaster Debuts at Kings Island in Ohio

Kings Island theme park in SW Ohio debuts new inverted roller coaster over 4,000 feet long

Rhode Island's jobless rate falls to 8.7 percent

Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged down in March to 8.7 percent, the lowest since September 2008, but the number of jobs also declined, state officials reported Thursday. The state Department of Labor ...

Rhode Island Plastic Surgeon Scheduled to Teach Two Courses at 2014 ASAPS Conference

Rhode Island plastic surgeon Patrick K. Sullivan will be teaching two facial rejuvenation surgery courses at The Aesthetic Meeting 2014. Hosted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery , the ...

Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World'

MIAMI (AP) - One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather. The painting by Cuban-born Julio Larraz imagines the ...

Treasure islands

From New Caledonia to French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands to Samoa, there are more holiday destinations to discover in the south Pacific beyond Aussies' beloved Fiji, writes Craig Tansley.        

The Island in South Korea's Ferry Tragedy Wants Chinese Tourists

China’s holiday getaway spot is Hainan , a tropical island in the Gulf of Tonkin not far from Vietnam, while Japanese seeking a beach far from Tokyo head to Okinawa.

Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think

Are the Cayman Islands The Next Offshore Target? The U.S. has cast its tax net far and wide, more a shotgun than a rifle shot. Mixing fishing and shooting metaphors seems appropriate to show just how no-holds barred American tax officials and prosecutors can be. Yes, boxing too.

Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think

Are the Cayman Islands The Next Offshore Target? The U.S. has cast its tax net far and wide, more a shotgun than a rifle shot. Mixing fishing and shooting metaphors seems appropriate to show just how no-holds barred American tax officials and prosecutors can be. Yes, boxing too.

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of police powers, details at 5 & 6

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of police powers, details at 5 & 6. With the Hawaii News Now mobile live-stream, you can now watch all of our morning, evening and nightly newscasts

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of poli

Exclusive: High ranking Honolulu police officer stripped of police powers, details at 5 & 6. With the Hawaii News Now mobile live-stream, you can now watch all of our morning, evening and nightly newscasts on the go!

We ignore the disastrous storms in the Caribbean at our peril | Carrie Gibson

Storms have taken lives in the Caribbean, and caused chaos in the UK – climate change is eroding certainties across the globe As tens of thousands people suffered through a flooded and powerless Christmas in Britain , 5,000 miles away unexpected weather was also unleashing havoc on the Caribbean. Torrential rains on Christmas Eve, with 15in falling in 24 hours, led to dramatic floods and ...

Ex-USVI officials gets 70 months in prison

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A former top environmental enforcement officer for the U.S. Virgin Islands has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for using a government agency as a criminal enterprise.

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx

Scientists tether lionfish to Cayman reefs

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Research done by U.S. scientists in the Cayman Islands suggests that native predators can be trained to gobble up invasive lionfish that colonize regional reefs and voraciously prey on juvenile marine creatures.

Altisource Residential Corporation Schedules First Quarter Conference Call

FREDERIKSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Altisource Residential Corporation ("Residential") will report earnings results for the first quarter of 2014. A press release ...

Altisource Asset Management Corporation Schedules First Quarter Conference Call

FREDERIKSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Altisource Asset Management Corporation ("AAMC") (NYSE MKT:AAMC) will report earnings results for the first quarter of 2014. A ...

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents. The documents are part of a federal lawsuit in Miami and describe a dangerous odyssey of shady characters, unpaid smuggling debts and threats of violence that have followed Puig since he ...

Marriott Vacation Club Celebrates 30 Years Of Memories

ORLANDO, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacation Club (MVC), the vacation ownership brand of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, (VAC), proudly celebrates 30 years of preserving one of the oldest family traditions—the family vacation. "Frankly, it's changed our lives," says Peter Pfiel, an Owner at Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C., since 1984 ...

Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.

Accused sex offender caught in Bahamas back in Fla. jail

Osceola County Sheriff's Office deputies say the man accused of sexually assaulting children who was just captured in the Bahamas has been brought back to Osceola County and booked into jail.

Experience 'Legendary Micronesia': Annual fair bridges island cultures

Cultural show: Yapese dancers put on a powerful performance during the 26th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair last year. Catch cultural performances throughout this year's fair taking place April 25-27.

Firefighters hop on plane to get to Mackinac Island fire

Mackinac Island — Firefighters who were called to help with an electrical fire on Mackinac Island had to hop on a plane to quickly get to the scene because of Great Lakes ice.
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