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(BBC) — The Taiwanese authorities are searching for 152 Vietnamese people who arrived on tourist visas last week and have since gone missing. The tourists arrived in the southern city of Kaohsiung on 21 and 23 December, but all but one appear to have absconded, officials say. Local media reports suggest they may intend to ...

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(CMC) – The Dominica government says it intends to start construction of a geothermal energy power plant by the third quarter of 2019. Energy Minister Ian Douglas said that the plant to be constructed in the Roseau Valley, on the outskirts of the capital, will be a major boost for the island that is attempting ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — The flagship property in the Sandals Resorts International chain has been given a US$60-million makeover with added luxury services. Sandals Montego Bay was the first property acquired by Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart nearly four decades ago, in 1981, to kick off the hotel chain that is now a regional brand, present across Jamaica ...

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(NEWS ROOM) — Charrandas Persaud, the man who caused the collapse of the APNU+AFC Coalition government by voting in favour of the no-confidence motion, says being a “yes” man in parliament made him “mentally unstable” and that the government almost drove him “crazy.” Persaud, who has since fled to Canada, released a video, over 20 ...

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(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The police in ‘B’ Division are investigating the discovery of a human foot believed to be of a female at a dumpsite in Rose Hall Town. The discovery was made on Christmas morning, reportedly by persons dumping garbage, following a series of activities in the Town on Christmas Eve. According to ...

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(CMC) – The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) says it will implement several activities in 2019 to support the Jamaica government’s blue economy initiatives. The blue economy is an emerging concept which relates to protecting, conserving and using sustainable marine resources. “The development of a sustainable blue economy requires evidence-based science to inform policy and decision-makers ...

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(SNO) — Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Stephenson King, has promised to deliver a new Millennium Highway and West Coast Road in 2019. King said in a Dec. 10 Facebook post that a significant amount of Saint Lucia’s aging infrastructure will be upgraded in the new year, particularly the Millennium Highway which will be “reconstructed in ...

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(SNO) — FlightNetWork, one of the world’s largest online travel publications, selected and ranked 400 of the world’s top beaches with the help of 1,000 of the industry’s leading travel professionals. Saint Lucia has one beach featured in the ‘Top 50 Central American & Caribbean Beaches’ category: Jalousie Bay in Soufriere. Jalousie is ranked 41st. ...

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(BBC) — Scientists in Cambridge have built a virtual reality (VR) 3D model of cancer, providing a new way to look at the disease. The tumour sample, taken from a patient, can be studied in detail and from all angles, with each individual cell mapped. Researchers say it will increase our understanding of cancer and ...

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