As well as being threatened by a global recession, extreme weather and the ongoing health crisis, many island economies have been hit hard by plummeting international tourism amid the pandemic.
Countries around the world are opening their borders to international travelers this summer. Here's where you can go now and what's scheduled to open before August.
*Thailand has highest infections outside China. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Feb 4- The coronavirus outbreak claimed its first life in Hong Kong on Tuesday, compounding the international financial centre's problems after anti-government protests, and Macau, the world's biggest gambling playground, urged casinos to shut their doors. Thousands of medical workers in...
*U.S. upsets China with isolation measures. *Thailand has highest infections outside China. Thousands of medical workers in Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous region of China, held a second day of strikes to press for complete closure of borders with the mainland after three checkpoints were left open.
*U.S. upsets China with isolation measures. *Thailand has highest infections outside China. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Feb 4- Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from a fast-spreading outbreak that has killed 427 people and threatened economic supply chains around the world.
KINGSTON, Jan 28- A major earthquake struck south of Cuba on Tuesday, sending shockwaves as far as Miami and sparking panic in the Cayman Islands where it ripped open sinkholes, but did not do serious damage to people or property, initial reports said. The magnitude 7.7 quake hit in the sea between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, at a depth of 6.2 miles.
Jan 28- A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the sea in the western Caribbean on Tuesday, sending workers into the streets and triggering evacuations as buildings shook across the Cayman Islands, in Jamaica, and in downtown Miami. The epicenter of the quake was between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles.
Jan 28- A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the sea south of Cuba on Tuesday, triggering warnings of "hazardous" tsunami waves up to a meter high for Cuba, Jamaica, and west to Mexico and Central America, but there were no initial reports of major damage. The epicenter of the quake was between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday, cautioned nations against taking "easy money" from China, warning it could be counterproductive, in a second attack in as many days against China's economic role in the region. China's embassy in Costa Rica responded in a statement that Pompeo spoke "irresponsibly" during his remarks in Costa Rica,...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States is not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom after some governments voiced discontent that only certain countries had been invited to meetings with him in Jamaica. The United States is pushing to get the incumbent president of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, re-elected...
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Friday with the leaders of the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia at his Florida resort, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to lower tariffs, broaden market access, and import more from overseas at the start of a trade expo designed to demonstrate goodwill amid mounting frictions with the U.S. and others.
From Florida to Jamaica and Canada to Egypt, these fancy new hotels have cheap rates this summer.
Hurricane Matthew was nearing the Bahamas, regaining some of the strength it had lost after swiping Cuba and leaving a trail of destruction in Haiti.
A potentially devastating hurricane could strike parts of Haiti as warnings are posted for Jamaica and Cuba.
The most powerful cyclone to form over the Atlantic since 2007 ground slowly towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.
Hurricane Matthew strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane while moving west-southwestward.
Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games on Friday.
Dolphins and beer gave the country a huge boost.
Singing don't worry about a thing...