Turks and Caicos Islands

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In Puerto Rico, a 'Humanitarian Emergency'

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power that may not be back for six months

(Newser) - Hurricane Maria moved toward the Turks and Caicos islands early Friday as a weakened but still extremely dangerous Category 3 hurricane. The storm has left a trail of devastation behind it and caused at least 32 deaths on Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico, where the entire electrical grid was knocked... More »

Downgraded But Deadly, Irma Leaves Trail of Destruction

Florida making final preparations

(Newser) - Hurricane Irma continued to leave a trail of destruction behind it in the Caribbean early Friday, slamming into the Turks and Caicos Islands, where communication was cut off and widespread damage feared. The storm was later downgraded from a Category 5 storm to a Category 4 storm with maximum winds... More »

US Tourist Shot While on Caribbean Vacation

Kevin Newman of Alabama is now hospitalized in Florida

(Newser) - An American tourist vacationing in the Caribbean with his family was medically evacuated to Florida Friday after being shot outside his resort in what police are investigating as an attempted robbery. According to WTVM , Kevin Newman of Alabama was found on a street near his hotel on Providenciales island in... More »

Canada to Caribbean Island: Sorry, We Won't Annex You

'Saskatchewarm' off the table, for now

(Newser) - Canadians who want to get away from brutal winters are still going to have to leave the country. After a meeting that Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing described as a "courtship," a Canadian government spokesman quashed talk that Canada would annex the nation as an 11th province,... More »

Today's Luxe Vacation Home: Less Palace, More Shack

The rich are shelling out less for beachfront escapes

(Newser) - Steve Schram has an unusual slogan for the new beachfront island getaways he’s building: “Affordable housing for the affluent.” Schram is selling pint-sized homes on Turks and Ciacos in the West Indies for as little as $1.4 million—or 44% less than the previous cheapest property... More »

Latest Celebrity Getaways

Dubai is out of favor, but these destinations are heating up

(Newser) - With Dubai in dire straits, where will jet-setters go now? The Frisky knows. See full details here .
  • Morocco: Big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston were in Marrakesh recently for the opening of a Chopard jewelry boutique.
  • Croatia: With the war over, celebs such as Steven Spielberg and Robert
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Willis Set for Island Wedding

Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher are already there

(Newser) - Bruce Willis—who turned 54 today—is going to tie the knot this week in the Caribbean with his girlfriend, 32-year-old model Emma Heming, a source tells People. The intimate ceremony will be on the Turks & Caicos, where Willis has a home. Guest villas have been booked and friends,... More »

Keys, Caribbean Isles Evacuate for Ike

Category 3 storm expected to hit Turks and Caicos today

(Newser) - Tourists and locals are fleeing the Florida Keys and Caribbean islands as Hurricane Ike closes in today, CNN reports. Forecasters predict Ike will slam into the Turks and Caicos islands late today or early tomorrow with Category 3 winds near 115 mph and 9- to 12-foot-high waves. The storm is... More »

Child Spotted in Caribbean Isn't Snooks

Report that Rockefeller fled to Turks & Caicos isn't credible: cops

(Newser) - Clark Rockefeller and his abducted daughter have not been spotted in the Caribbean, the Boston Globe reports. A report that the mysterious man and 7-year-old Reigh "Snooks" Boss were seen twice on Turks and Caicos was not credible, Boston police said today. The child was snatched Sunday; police say... More »

Tropical Storm Noel Kills 20

After slamming Haiti and Dominican Republic, heads for Cuba, Bahamas

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Noel slammed into the Dominican Republic today with torrential rain and mudslides, leaving 20 people dead and another 20 missing. Noel was expected to drop as much as 20 inches of rain on Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, before heading northwest toward the... More »

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