Caribbean

Tourism to Egypt grew by 21% in 2019: UNWTO

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 08:00 GMT

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicated in a report that North Africa, particularly Egypt and Tunisia, witnessed a nine-percent growth.

No eyes? No problem. Marine creature expands boundaries of vision

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 - 07:08 GMT

Researchers said on Thursday that the red brittle star, called Ophiocoma wendtii, is only the second creature known to be able to see without having eyes.

Haiti's prime minister quits amid backlash over fuel price protests

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 - 10:27 GMT

Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday as he faced a non-confidence vote after a move to lower fuel subsidies.

After devastating 2017 hurricanes, British Virgin Islands race to 'build back better'

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 - 01:30 GMT

A passport, a bag of clothes, keys and a mobile phone: that is all Albert Wheatley salvaged from his wooden home in the British Virgin Islands.

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989

Sat, 19 May 2018 - 10:04 GMT

Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 people, 99 of whom were Cuban.

British interior minister Rudd resigns after immigration scandal

Sun, 29 Apr 2018 - 10:18 GMT

Britain's interior minister has resigned on Sunday after Prime Minister May's government faced criticism for its treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents.

Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target future safe from climate harm

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 04:18 GMT

A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate.

CONCACAF agrees to launch new Nations League

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 05:00 GMT

CONCACAF's governing council has agreed to launch a new Nations League tournament, for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Overview – The origins of Calypso music

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 03:46 GMT

Calypso, the popular Afro-Caribbean dance, has a history that is more complex and courageous than the colorful costumes and lighthearted movements might first imply.

Jamaica expects tourism boost after hurricanes hit Caribbean

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 - 05:46 GMT

Jamaica expects an increase in the number of tourists to the country as travellers rebook holidays to avoid other destinations in the Caribbean.

UAE offers $10mn emergency assistance to Hurricane Irma victims

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 - 11:00 GMT

The United Arab Emirates has provided an emergency assistance worth AED36.7 million (US$10 million) to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Jose to move away from Leeward Islands

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 - 05:00 GMT

The core of Hurricane Jose will move away from the northern Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea on Saturday night and should begin gradually weakening.

Irma powers toward Florida, leaving behind path of destruction

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 - 08:12 GMT

Hurricane Irma drove toward Florida on Friday as it lashed the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain, leaving behind 14 deaths and destruction.

LIVE: Hurricane Irma hits Caribbean

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - 09:02 GMT

Keep up to date with the progress of Hurricane Irma as it strikes the Caribbean

Accessible Caribbean island: from a travel addict and wheelchair user

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 - 03:28 GMT

Cory Lee is a 24 year old travel addict and wheelchair user. After being diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at a young age.

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