Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands, heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida, the US National Hurricane Centre said.

Tropical storm Erika takes aim at Caribbean

Tropical storm Erika took aim at the Caribbean and storm warnings went up in Puerto Rico and in several other islands in anticipation of heavy rains, US forecasters said.

Danny downgraded to tropical depression as it reaches Caribbean

US forecasters downgraded Danny, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, to a tropical depression Monday as it reached the Caribbean.

Caribbean on alert over underwater volcano activity
Caribbean on alert over underwater volcano activity

The Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago issued an alert about elevated activity at Kick 'em-Jenny, an underwater volcano located near Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final
Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final

Jamaica`s "Reggae Boyz" stunned defending champion United States 2-1 Wednesday in a Gold Cup semi-final, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the final by shocking the heavily favored hosts.

Hundreds arrested in Dutch protests over Caribbean man`s death in custody

 Some 200 demonstrators were arrested overnight in the Dutch city of The Hague after clashes with police sparked by the death of a Caribbean man in police custody, authorities said Friday. 

Trinidad urges Jack Warner to turn himself in to US
Trinidad urges Jack Warner to turn himself in to US

Trinidad and Tobago said Sunday it expects new evidence against Jack Warner in the FIFA scandal to be investigated locally, but reiterated he should turn himself in to US authorities.

Latin America has done the most to reduce hunger: FAO

Latin America and the Caribbean are the regions where efforts to eradicate hunger have made the greatest strides, according to a report released here by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Mexico coach vows wild celebrations at Copa America
Mexico coach vows wild celebrations at Copa America

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, famous for his sideline celebrations during last year`s World Cup, said Thursday he expects more of the same during the Copa America despite not calling up his biggest stars.

Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast

A small plane from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board has crashed into the Caribbean while being pursued by Colombia's air force.

Guyana seeks to break political deadlock with early vote

 Guyana votes Monday in early elections called by President Donald Ramotar after a showdown with the opposition-controlled parliament, which the leftist leader suspended to avoid a no-confidence vote.

Test snubbed Glenn Maxwell eyes county cricket to fuel test bid
Test snubbed Glenn Maxwell eyes county cricket to fuel test bid

Explosive Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell is eyeing a stint in English county cricket to further his test ambitions after missing out on a place in the tour squads for the Caribbean and England.

French customs seize record 2.25 tonnes of cocaine in Caribbean

French customs agents have seized 2.25 tonnes of cocaine, their largest haul ever, from a sailboat in the Caribbean, the government said Saturday.

Antigua declares half holiday for West Indies-England match on Monday
Antigua declares half holiday for West Indies-England match on Monday

An official half holiday has been declared in Antigua and Barbuda for Monday, the first day of the first test match between the West Indies and England.

ICC World Cup: Looking forward to quarterfinal against Kiwis, says Jason Holder
ICC World Cup: Looking forward to quarterfinal against Kiwis, says Jason Holder

Following their cricket World Cup Pool B game win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, West Indies skipper Jason Holder is looking forward to their quarterfinal clash against New Zealand on March 21.

Cricket World Cup: West Indies players in love with Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom'
Cricket World Cup: West Indies players in love with Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom'

Cricketers and books may not be best buddies but the West Indies team does have a lot of avid readers, including current captain Jason Holder, and their favourite book is Nelson Mandela's autobiography.

ICC World Cup: West Indies won't let defeats get them down
ICC World Cup: West Indies won't let defeats get them down

West Indies skipper Jason Holder is expecting plenty of entertainment against Pakistan when the two most mercurial sides in international cricket face off in the World Cup in Christchurch on Saturday.

ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe target West Indies after UAE win
ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe target West Indies after UAE win

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura targeted victory over the slumping West Indies on Thursday after a four-wicket triumph against the United Arab Emirates breathed new life into their World Cup campaign.

Teammates need to rally around Jason Holder, advises Darren Sammy
Teammates need to rally around Jason Holder, advises Darren Sammy

All-rounder Darren Sammy believes embattled West Indies captain Jason Holder needs the unbridled support of his teammates to navigate the current turmoil surrounding the team’s poor form.

West Indies arrive for Cricket World Cup campaign
West Indies arrive for Cricket World Cup campaign

A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here to begin preparations for the 2015 cricket World Cup.