Stories tagged: caribbean
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida as it pushed over open waters Thursday after leaving limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
Tropical Storm Dorian dumped rain on the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean on Tuesday, gathering power on a path to brush past Puerto Rico’s southwest coast and hit the …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
A rarely seen shark embryo. Corals up to 7 feet high. Sponges with sharp edges.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Relief from the scourge may be in sight for Jamaica, which is among at least 20 Caribbean and Latin American nations banning – or in discussions to ban – the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018
Beryl weakened to a tropical storm Saturday but is still expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend on its way to the …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Each Caribbean island offers a different vibe, from relaxing on the beach to adventures, shopping and dining.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
The hurricane-battered islands of the Caribbean are facing yet another storm threat: Forecasters said Sunday that Tropical Storm Maria is likely to hit the Leeward Islands as a strengthening hurricane …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico’s largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
True, destruction was not as dire as predicted, but better to prepare for the worst than gamble with the lives of residents and visitors and those charged with protecting them.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
French and British officials promised to beef up emergency and long-term aid to their countries’ stricken Caribbean territories after seeing firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017
France’s president, Britain’s foreign secretary and the Dutch king are visiting Caribbean territories hammered by Hurricane Irma, where residents have accused European governments of insufficient preparation or slow response to …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Caribbean island residents emerged from bunkers and shelters to begin surveying and cleaning up the damage from Hurricane Irma Sunday as the trailing Hurricane Jose passed farther north of the …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
Irma collapsed buildings and battered Cuba with deafening winds and relentless rain Saturday, while a second hurricane, Jose, threatened to lash already-reeling islands elsewhere in the Caribbean.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Hurricane Irma blacked out much of Puerto Rico as the dangerous Category 5 storm raked the U.S. territory with heavy wind and rain while staying just out to sea, and …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean late Tuesday, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017
Tropical Storm Don began lashing the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain and wind on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Mon., July 17, 2017
A low pressure system churning across the Caribbean has about a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next two days, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Monday.
Thu., July 13, 2017
A tourist on the Caribbean island country of St. Maarten was killed Wednesday after a blast from a jet that was taking off nearby knocked her down, police said.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017
Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico and began churning heavy rain bands toward the northern Gulf Coast, where Louisiana shuttered flood gates and parts of three …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
The Obama administration warned Congress Wednesday that money to fight the Zika virus is on the verge of running out amid political stalemate on Capitol Hill.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
It’s one of the main islands of the Gulf Stream-warmed Bahamas archipelago of 700 islands, cays and inlets sprawling across the waters off southeastern Florida. Our February trip saw temperatures …
Mon., April 12, 2010
Scientists using a remote-controlled submarine have discovered the deepest known volcanic vent and say the superheated waters inside could contain undiscovered marine species and perhaps even clues to the origin …