SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the first cruise ships to ply through Caribbean waters since the pandemic began ended its trip early after at least five passengers tested positive for...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — The West Indies cricket squad is touring again, becoming the first test team to embark on two tours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has eight realms in the Caribbean, but Barbados no longer wants to be part of that kingdom.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur, who served for a record 14 years and was considered a champion of the Caribbean, has died. He was 70.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Everton Weekes, who formed one of the famous three “Ws” of West Indian cricket as part of a formidable batting lineup for more than a decade, has died. He was...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Barbados has been declared winner of the West Indies championship after the regional first-class competition was suspended because of the coronavirus...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Evin Lewis missed his third one-day international century by inches on the final ball of the match to lead West Indies to a five-wicket victory over Ireland on...
NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),” has died at the age of 95.
NEW YORK (AP) — All that was missing was the sand at the Badgley Mischka spring/summer show that featured floral prints, bathing suits and glitzy evening gowns, evoking island flair.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Much of the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados shut down on Monday as Tropical Storm Dorian approached the region and gathered strength, threatening to turn into a...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):
A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda...
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian was gathering strength Monday while approaching islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and could strike Puerto Rico and its neighbors as a...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's government late Wednesday halted negotiations with the opposition in protest of the Trump administration's freezing of its U.S. assets, thrusting into crisis...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says it will not attend a planned round of talks with the opposition this week to protest the Trump administration's freezing of its assets in the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Norway's foreign ministry said Friday that the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition led by Juan Guaidó will continue their negotiations on...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government and the opposition are resuming talks aimed at ending the political crisis in their country, the country's information minister said...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in both Venezuela's government and opposition reported Thursday that advances have been made in negotiations on breaking the country's political standoff and...
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Barbados authorities say the jet ski rented by a missing New Jersey couple has been found off a French Caribbean island some 210 miles (340 kilometers) away, and hope it...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Norway's Foreign Ministry says negotiations aimed at resolving Venezuela's political deadlock are to resume on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the coming...
ST. JOHNS, Antigua (AP) — Authorities in Barbados have called off a week-long search for a New Jersey couple who vanished while jet skiing.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley met with seven family...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela's political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados, according to three people familiar with the...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A couple from New Jersey vacationing in Barbados is missing after going jet skiing.
The Royal Barbados Police say in a release that Oscar Suarez and Magdalena Devil were...
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Big fast bowlers from Barbados will be leading rival attacks in a crucial Cricket World Cup encounter on Friday: One for the West Indies, and one for...
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — The size and pace of the fast bowlers from the Caribbean has cricket watchers excited about a potential West Indies renaissance at the World Cup.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The California Maritime Academy's training ship Golden Bear is resuming a cruise after being damaged in an accident in the eastern Caribbean.
LONDON (AP) — All passengers and crew on a charter flight from Barbados to London were briefly put into quarantine because of widespread illness on board. Virgin Atlantic said Wednesday
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Shimron Hetmyer and Sheldon Cottrell played the starring roles as West Indies beat England by 26 runs to level the five-match series of one-day internationals 1-1 on...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — An outstanding double hundred from West Indies captain Jason Holder and a supporting century by Shane Dowrich left England humbled for the second day in a row and battling to avoid a huge defeat in the first test on Friday.
Just 24 hours after England was skittled for 77, Holder scored 202 not out as his side amassed 415-6 declared in its second innings on day three to set England a notional winning target of 628.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Kirk caused power outages and heavy flooding across the eastern Caribbean and forced flight cancellations, officials said Friday.
Authorities in Barbados said they helped rescue several people from a flooded home, while school was cancelled in the nearby islands of St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is on a path to dump heavy rains that could bring dangerous flooding to the eastern Caribbean.
At 2 p.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center said the center of Kirk was about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) northwest of Barbados. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and was moving ahead at 14 mph (22.5 kph).
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is gaining strength in the eastern Caribbean.
The system was downgraded to a tropical depression earlier this week. But the National Hurricane Center says it has since reorganized,
At 5 p.m. EDT, the center of Kirk was located about 260 miles (415 kilometers) east of Barbados. It had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) and was moving westward at 18 mph (30 kph).
NEW YORK (AP) — A former member of the Parliament of Barbados has been arrested in Florida on conspiracy and money laundering charges filed in Brooklyn federal court.
Donville Inniss, a legal permanent U.S. resident and ex-member of the Barbados parliament and a former industry minister there, was arrested Friday.
U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue announced the arrest, saying an indictment was unsealed Monday.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — A Caribbean-based medical school that temporarily held classes aboard a cruise ship after Hurricane Maria is moving from Dominica to Barbados.
Officials said Friday that Ross University School of Medicine sustained millions of dollars in losses after the Category 5 storm hit Dominica last year.
Some 1,500 students, faculty and staff will relocate to the Barbadian capital of Bridgetown. U.S. students make up 90 percent of the university's roster.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Suspended Australia captain Steve Smith has signed with the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League as a replacement for Shakib Al Hasan.
Smith is serving a 12-month ban imposed by Cricket Australia for his role in a ball-tampering scandal during a test series in South Africa in March that plunged his national team into disarray.
MIAMI (AP) — A passenger with a python hidden inside an external hard drive was stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Sri Lanka has drawn its test cricket series with the West Indies 1-1 after winning the third and final match by four wickets on Tuesday at Kensington Oval.
The first day-night cricket test in the Caribbean was in the balance when Sri Lanka resumed Day 4 on 81-5 in its second innings, chasing 144 for victory after dismissing the hosts for just 93.
Sri Lanka had a tense start when it quickly lost Kusal Mendis (25) without adding any runs.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the third and final test against the West Indies which starts on Saturday after his appeal against a one-match ball-tampering suspension was rejected.
Chandimal received the ban for his actions in the second test in St. Lucia. He was also punished two suspension points and 100 percent of his match fee.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is mourning the death of her cousin and calling for an end to gun violence.
The singer posted photos of herself with 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne on Instagram on Tuesday, writing that she "can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!"
Alleyne died Tuesday after being shot in Barbados, where Rihanna was born and raised. She also wrote, "Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man! #endgunviolence."
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (la-GREE) is back in Virginia after a 45-day deployment in the Caribbean.
The Coast Guard says the Legare returned to Portsmouth on Sunday.
The deployment was part of Operation Unified Resolve, and included patrols to prevent drug smuggling and illegal immigration into the U.S.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry says that it's in touch with authorities in Barbados and Martinique who are searching for a Polish yacht in the area whose skipper has fallen off leaving only his untrained wife on board.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The recovery of eastern Caribbean islands hardest hit by recent hurricanes, including Dominica, Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, could cost up to $1 billion, a senior U.N. official said Tuesday.
"It's going to be a large-scale rebuilding effort that will take time," said Stephen O'Malley, the U.N. resident coordinator for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, "and it will be important to do that right."
The scope and scale of misery caused by Irma continues to grow, including its human toll. Irma, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, has claimed the lives of dozens of people across the Caribbean and southeastern United States.
A look at the impact of Hurricane Irma on individual countries and territories in the Caribbean as of Saturday:
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean warned residents to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Harvey brought heavy winds and rain to the area Friday on a path expected to take it to Central America next week.
Harvey was expected to cross through St. Vincent and the Grenadines and then over the Caribbean Sea. A tropical storm warning was also in effect for Martinique and St. Lucia.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Shops and government offices are closing early in Barbados and flights have been canceled as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches the eastern Caribbean.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Harvey had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) on Thursday as it headed toward Barbados and St. Lucia. It was on track to pass near or over Barbados early Friday on a path toward Central America.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A fugitive who's been on the run for months from Barbados authorities was arrested in South Carolina on charges that he scammed elderly victims out of more than $100,000, federal officials said Sunday.
The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Hainsley DaCosta Browne was arrested in Fairfield County, South Carolina, hours after a media alert was sent Friday asking for the public's help.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The eastern Caribbean is bracing for heavy winds and rain after Tropical Storm Don formed Monday in the Atlantic Ocean.
A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for the nearby islands of Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — West Indies collapsed in the evening session to reach 264-9 at stumps on day four of the second test for a 183-run lead over Pakistan on Wednesday, setting up a potentially intriguing final day.
Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah took his 10th test five-for, finishing with 6-90, including the key wickets of Shai Hope for 90 and Kraigg Brathwaite for 43.
Hope was caught high at cover by Azhar Ali as West Indies went from 235-4 to 236-7 after tea at Kensington Oval.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Pakistan dominated the third day of the second test against West Indies on Tuesday, leaving the hosts on 40-1 in their second innings at stumps and still 41 runs behind on a deteriorating wicket.
Shimron Hetmyer (22 not out) and Kraigg Brathwaite (8 not out) steadied the innings after Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas claimed Keiran Powell (6). The opener's sharp inside edge was well caught behind by Sarfraz Ahmed, diving wide and low.