| Mar 3, 2011
Located in the southern half of the 236-mile Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula in Quintana Roo, Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Playa del Carmen and near the border with Belize, Costa Maya suffered extensive damages from Hurricane...
| Feb 3, 2011
A Central American country, located between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize has a variety of Caribbean islands including St.George's Caye (the site of the 1798 battle during which the British defeated the Spanish and laid claim to Belize), Ambergris Caye and...
| Feb 3, 2011
Most people, when they think of Panama, come up with Panama hats (although these well-known hats are really made in Ecuador) and, of course, they associate the country with the Panama Canal, a modern-day marvel connecting the Caribbean Sea to the...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Cruises are a great vacation value. The food, transportation and entertainment are all included in the price. Better yet, the cruise doesn’t have to end when you get off the boat.
Days after disembarking the five-night Celebrity cruise I took with...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:29 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The guided-missile frigate USS McClusky and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones returned to San Diego Tuesday following separate deployments.
The McClusky combated drug trafficking in the eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea,...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:52 AM
A tropical wave near the Leeward Islands could bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the islands and Puerto Rico and Hispaniola on Saturday night into Sunday.
However, it has a low chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.
| Jul 24, 2011
| 10:53 AM
2 p.m. update:
The tropical wave over the central Caribbean is producing only a few disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
It is moving westward at about 20 mph. It has only a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours....
| Aug 27, 2011
| 1:23 PM
When the bus pulled to a stop in the village near the south-central coast of the Dominican Republic, it was surrounded instantly by dozens of mostly shirtless and shoeless youngsters.
They banged on the sides and rocked the bus in joyful anticipation,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Katia weakened to a tropical storm in the open Atlantic Ocean on Thursday afternoon, but it could become a hurricane again in the next 12 hours, the National Hurricane Center said. Swells generated by the storm could affect the Lesser Antilles by late...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:59 AM
Kansas City is hundreds of miles from an ocean, but next spring the ocean will come to us as officials broke ground on a new $15 million aquarium at Crown Center on Wednesday.
Sea Life Aquarium is set to open on April 1 in the former Hall's department...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 1:47 AM
A tropical depression in the Caribbean strengthened into a storm on Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center said.
At 5 a.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Rina was over the northwestern Caribbean sea with heavy rains affecting northeastern Honduras. It...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 5:08 AM
CANCUN, Mexico -- A weakened Tropical Storm Rina whipped the Mexican resort communities of the Yucatan Peninsula early Friday as it lost more of its punch.
The storm was buffeting the Mayan Riviera area with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph),...