Japan PM leaves for Latin America, Caribbean

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left on a five-nation tour of Latin America and the Caribbean that will reportedly see a major Japanese bank extend a USD 500 million oil exploration loan to Brazil.

Quake rattles Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters between the Dominican Republic and the US territory of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, shaking buildings in both places.

Venezuela probes murder of German tourist

Venezuelan officials were on Saturday investigating the murder of an elderly German man who was shot dead on the Caribbean tourist island of Margarita.

Haitian migrants` boat collapse: Police end search for survivors

Officials in the Turks and Caicos islands shifted their focus on Thursday from rescue efforts to determining what caused a boat packed with Haitian migrants to capsize, killing 17 people as the boat was being towed to port in the British Caribbean territory.

17 Haitians die as boat capsizes in Caribbean

At least 17 Haitians, believed to be undocumented immigrants, died Wednesday after their boat capsized off the coast of Turks and Caicos islands, north of Haiti.

Costa Rica seizes nearly 1.3 tonnes of cocaine

Costa Rican anti-drug authorities have seized 1,276 kg (about 1.3 tonnes) of cocaine from a speedboat in the Caribbean, the national investigative agency said.

Swami Vivekananda`s philosophy can help to heal Trinidad

The philosophy of Indian saint and philosopher Swami Vivekananda can assist in healing the nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Women promote mosques `for all` in Britain

In the damp basement room of a Caribbean restaurant in London, Naima leads prayers for an audience of male and female worshippers.

Narendra Modi to meet ambassadors of Latin America

Months after ambassadors of the European Union met him, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday have interaction with 20 ambassadors of Latin America and Caribbean.

William, Kate, in-laws fly for Caribbean holiday

Prince William, his pregnant wife Duchess Kate and her parents have flown to the Caribbean for a holiday.

Superstorm Sandy tops 2012 insurance claims

Natural disasters cost insurers USD 65 billion last year, with the United States accounting for nine-tenths of the bill and Superstorm Sandy prompting payouts of USD 25 billion, a leading insurance company said.

Hurricane Sandy death toll rises to 65 in Caribbean

As Americans brace for Hurricane Sandy, the Caribbean is still suffering.

Hurricane Sandy leaves at least 44 dead in Caribbean

Hurricane Sandy caused at least 44 deaths in the Caribbean when it carved a destructive path through eastern Cuba.

Caribbean`s largest solar plant in Puerto Rico

The Caribbean`s largest solar energy park, capable of generating enough electricity was inaugurated in the southern Puerto Rican municipality of Guayama.

Caribbean crustacean named after Bob Marley

Bob Marley, the late popular Jamaican singer and guitarist, now has a biological species that has been named after him.

Prince Harry`s duty: Beach volleyball in Rio

Harry plans to visit Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas for
festivities marking the queen`s 60th year on the throne.

Demi Moore shakes off divorce woes in the Caribbean

Seems like Demi Moore is back to her normal partying ways post her divorce, as she celebrated a mother-daughter Christmas vacation in Turks and Caicos.

I will never forget house fire: Kate Winslet

Oscar-winning-actress Kate Winslet says she will never forget escaping the fire that destroyed Richard Branson`s Caribbean home.

Hillary reaffirms security commitment to Caribbean

The US has budgeted $77 million in the 2011 fiscal year for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.

Tsunami drill shows gaps in Caribbean preparedness

At least 9 tsunamis have hit Caribbean since mid-1800s, killing over 3,500.