Haiti awaits new government after prime minister resigns

A caretaker government was running Haiti on Monday after the weekend resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plunged the Caribbean nation into uncertainty as political forces jockeyed to fill the void.

18 fishermen missing after Nicaraguan shipwreck

Nicaraguan authorities have said that they had rescued eight more crewmen from a fishing boat that capsized in the Caribbean three days earlier and were still searching for 18 others.

26 missing after Nicaragua lobster boat sinks

 Nicaraguan air and sea rescue teams were searching for 26 people after a lobster boat carrying 50 people sank Thursday in the Caribbean, a military source said.

West Indies leave for Proteas battle
West Indies leave for Proteas battle

For the first time since the controversial tour of India, a West Indies cricket squad left the Caribbean for an international assignment, when the Test team headed to South Africa for a three-match series.

Tiny shrimps hold clue to alien life

 A tiny shrimp residing at one of the world`s deepest undersea hydrothermal vents holds clues about what life could be like on other planets, NASA scientists report.

Russia's long-range bombers to conduct patrol missions near US shores
Russia's long-range bombers to conduct patrol missions near US shores

Russia's long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Ronald Reagan apologized to Margaret Thatcher for Grenada invasion

Former US president Ronald Reagan personally apologized to Margaret Thatcher when US troops in 1983 secretly invaded Grenada, a Commonwealth island state in the Caribbean, according to newly-released tapes.

Rains kill 7 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding today in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said.

West Indies cricket chiefs ask politicians for help over Indian demands
West Indies cricket chiefs ask politicians for help over Indian demands

West Indies Cricket Board officials are turning to Caribbean political leaders for support and guidance in the aftermath of a USD42 million claim by Indian authorities following last month's abandonment of the tour to India by the West Indies team.

Uncertainty written large on crisis-ridden West Indies cricket
Uncertainty written large on crisis-ridden West Indies cricket

The fate of West Indies cricket is clearly in jeopardy after the abrupt termination of their India tour. If the crisis is not resolved soon, even their participation in the upcoming World Cup will be in doubt.

BCCI has suffered huge losses: Sanjay Patel
BCCI has suffered huge losses: Sanjay Patel

A livid BCCI has said it has suffered huge losses and that it will claim all the damages following the West Indies cricket team's unprecedented move to pull out of the remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious unresolved pay dispute with its Board back home.

List of abandoned cricket tours
List of abandoned cricket tours

Friday`s dramatic announcement that the West Indies` tour of India was being cut short because of a pay dispute involving their players was not the first time a major international cricket series had come to an unexpected end.

West Indies Cricket Board slam Dwayne Bravo as India tour called off
West Indies Cricket Board slam Dwayne Bravo as India tour called off

The West Indies Cricket Board attacked one-day captain Dwayne Bravo after confirming Friday that the team`s tour of India had been abandoned following a strike by their own players in a pay dispute.

Three missing as Gonzalo strengthens over Atlantic

Hurricane Gonzalo gained greater strength as it moved over the open Atlantic today, leaving several people missing in the Caribbean, forecasters said.ed National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Gonzalo gains strength, nears British Virgin Islands

Hurricane Gonzalo picked up power as it churned through the northern Caribbean late on Monday headed for the British Virgin Islands, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Gonzalo surges to hurricane force in Atlantic: US forecasters

Tropical Storm Gonzalo has surged to hurricane force east of the Caribbean basin, and forecasters said it was likely to grow stronger, issuing warnings for the St Martin and British Virgin Islands.

West Indies collapse after good start as India win to level series
West Indies collapse after good start as India win to level series

India relied on their bowlers to stage a remarkable recovery scripting a comfortable 48-run win in the second cricket One-day international against the West Indies to level the five-match series 1-1, here on Saturday.

West Indies players want association disbanded
West Indies players want association disbanded

Disgruntled with its Players Association due to an ongoing pay dispute, the West Indian team has sought the Cricket Board's "urgent intervention" to dissolve the body as it no longer had the "authority to speak" on the side's behalf.

23 killed in Haiti bus crash

As many as 23 people were killed and about 40 injured on Friday when a bus crashed in Haiti, authorities said.

Wavell Hinds refuses to step down as WIPA president
Wavell Hinds refuses to step down as WIPA president

His fallout with the Caribbean players currently on tour in India notwithstanding, a defiant Wavell Hinds has refused to step down as the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) President.