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  • KINGSTON, Jamaica— The U.S. Virgin Islands' environmental agency plans to file a violation order against two rum producers on St. Jamal Nielsen, spokesman for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, said authorities are "in the process of crafting a violation order" against Cruzan Rum and Diageo USVI, a subsidiary of global liquor giant Diageo PLC that...

  • With authorities at the Jamaica- based International Seabed Authority issuing exploration contracts, alarmed conservationists are warning that the deep ocean's fragile biodiversity must be protected and not nearly enough is known about the risks of extracting minerals from seabeds. "The pace of activity has increased dramatically over the last five...

  • Jamaica to retire $3B in oil debt to Venezuela Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica has forged a deal to retire $3 billion in oil debts to Venezuela thanks to bond sales. In a Friday statement, Jamaica said it has issued roughly $2 billion in bonds on the international capital market that will pay down the debt it accumulated through Petrocaribe, a Venezuelan program that provides fuel to countries at market prices but...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica— A judge in the Bahamas ruled Wednesday that a U.S. bankruptcy filing by the developer of an unfinished $2.5 billion megaresort in Nassau will not be recognized in the Caribbean archipelago. The islands' attorney general strongly objected to the Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, arguing that having a U.S. court decide major...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica— A fire broke out on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Wednesday as it approached Jamaica, burning one crew member and causing passengers to be sent to evacuation stations with life jackets. Royal Caribbean International said fire suppression equipment quickly doused the blaze in a mechanical area of the Freedom of the Seas as it arrived at the...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica's sole electricity provider says crews have pulled down nearly 10,000 illegal connections to the power grid and police have arrested over 300 people for theft so far this year. In one town in Jamaica's St. In import-dependent Jamaica, consumers pay as much as five times more for electricity than people do in communities in South...

  • KINGSTON, April 9- President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a major clean energy partnership at a Caribbean summit where he sought to reassert U.S. leadership in the region at a time when oil-producing Venezuela's economic clout appears to be receding. The review is being studied by the White House, and a green light for Havana's removal would open the door to...

  • Venezuela is 'desperately looking for funds' Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    A worker walks past a mural with a PDVSA logo at its gas station in Caracas, Venezuela, August 29, 2014.

    Days after OPEC decided not to give into Venezuela's plea to cut oil production, Caracas is on a cash-searching mission.

  • AP: Unresponsive plane crashed near Jamaica Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    AP: Unresponsive plane crashed near Jamaica

    The AP is reporting Jamaican officials have confirmed the unresponsive plane flying from Rochester, New York, has crashed near Jamaica. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Jane and Larry Glazer of Buckingham Properties were on the flight.

  • Sandy leaves Bahamas after killing 43 in Caribbean Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 11:16 PM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas-- Hurricane Sandy spun away from the Bahamas late Friday after causing 43 deaths across the Caribbean, churning northward toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens to join with winter weather fronts to create a super storm.

  • MIAMI, Oct 26- Hurricane Sandy, a late-season Atlantic cyclone that threatens to be one of the worst storms to hit the U.S. Northeast in decades, slogged slowly northward on Friday after killing at least 41 people in the Caribbean.

  • NASSAU, Oct 26- Hurricane Sandy, a late-season Atlantic storm unlike anything seen in more than two decades, slogged slowly toward the U.S. East Coast on Friday after killing at least 41 people as it cut across the Caribbean.

  • NASSAU, Oct 26- Slow-moving Hurricane Sandy, a late season Atlantic storm unlike anything seen in more than two decades, slogged toward the U.S. East Coast on Friday after killing at least 34 people on a path destruction across the Caribbean.

  • Sandy leaves Bahamas after killing 40 in Caribbean Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 5:37 PM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas-- Hurricane Sandy spun away from the Bahamas late Friday after causing 40 deaths across the Caribbean, churning northward toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens to join with winter weather fronts to create a super storm.

  • NASSAU, Oct 26- Slow-moving Hurricane Sandy, a late season Atlantic storm unlike anything seen in more than two decades, slogged toward the U.S. East Coast on Friday after killing at least 31 people on a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.

  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 40 in Caribbean Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas-- Hurricane Sandy rolled out of the Bahamas on Friday after causing 40 deaths across the Caribbean, churning toward the U.S. East Coast, where it threatens to join forces with winter weather fronts to create a devastating super storm.

  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 39 in Caribbean Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas-- Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas on Friday after leaving 39 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm to hit the U.S. East Coast with a super-storm next week.

  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 38 in Caribbean Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas-- Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 38 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm to hit the U.S. East Coast with a super-storm next week.

  • *Storm causes deaths in Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica. NASSAU, Oct 26- Hurricane Sandy pounded the Bahamas with battering winds and rain on Friday, sweeping over the island chain after killing 21 people across the Caribbean and posing a menacing threat to the U.S. East Coast.

  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 29 in Caribbean Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas-- Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 29 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm to hit the U.S. East Coast with a super-storm next week.