Latest Caribbean Sea News

The Latest: Tropical systems menace Puerto Rico and Bermuda

Sep. 23, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather (all times local): 8 p.m. Forecasters say Karen has been downgraded from a tropical storm to a depression as it churns toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says that regardless of Karen's status or storm intensity, the...

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica's reefs, piece by piece

Sep. 17, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed. He...