Latest Caribbean News

Sha'Carri Richardson notches colorful win at Olympic trials

Jun. 20, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Whether watching from Jamaica, Japan or the U.S. it was hard to miss that shock of flowing, orange hair that came streaking across the finish line first in Eugene on Saturday night. It belongs to Sha’Carri Richardson. And after the eye-opening...

3 indicted in drug plot that included mail carrier abduction

Jun. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men authorities say participated in a plot in which drugs were sent through the U.S. Postal Service from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island — and which included the alleged kidnapping of a mail carrier — have been indicted, federal prosecutors said Friday. ...

Tens of thousands in dark after blackout hits USVI

Jun. 18, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands' power company on Friday reported a complete blackout in St. John and St. Thomas, which is the U.S. territory's most populated island. Officials said the outage occurred late Thursday when a key power plant lost all...

Altidore, Guzan on early US roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jun. 18, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forward Jozy Altidore and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are on a preliminary 59-man United States roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Defender Reggie Cannon, and midfielders Kellyn Acosta,...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jun. 18, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

June 11 – 17, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP Senior Photo Editor for Latin America & Caribbean Leslie Mazoch in Mexico...

Officials detain 14 migrants who came ashore in Florida

Jun. 17, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities detained 14 migrants who were traveling in a boat that came ashore hitting a sea wall in South Florida on Thursday. WPLG-TV reports the migrants were coming from Jamaica and had first traveled to The Bahamas. One of the migrant men...

Power outage hits 337K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage

Jun. 17, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 customers in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory just days ago. Luma Energy, a private company that...

The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

Jun. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

O’FALLON, Mo. — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way to popular destinations like Branson and Lake of the Ozarks. ...

COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise

Jun. 16, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company's CEO said. The brand new Odyssey of the...

Mexico's Cozumel port gets first cruise ship since pandemic

Jun. 16, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican resort of Cozumel on Wednesday welcomed the first arrival of a cruise ship carrying passengers since the coronavirus pandemic essentially collapsed the industry. Officials in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo welcomed Royal...