St. Lucia

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Man Killed Defending Wife on Round-the-World Sail

Roger Pratt died Friday night in St. Lucia

(Newser) - Roger and Margaret Pratt were supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime. They had set off from the UK in June, sailing to St. Lucia with plans to continue on around the world. But on the day they planned to leave the Caribbean island, the British couple were... More »

Siblings Survive 14 Hours in Ocean

US vacationers in St. Lucia survive sinking of boat

(Newser) - The AP recounts a tale that falls easily into the vacations-from-hell category for two US siblings visiting the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Dan Suski, 30, and Kate Suski, 39, were out at sea earlier this week on a chartered fishing boat when its electrical system conked out. As the... More »

St. Lucia Racer Now World's Rarest Snake

Team finds 11 of snake once thought extinct

(Newser) - Scientists are trying to drum up support for saving a creature they describe as gentle and comfortable with humans—but not particularly huggable. After months of searching, researchers found and tagged 11 St. Lucia racers, a snake believed to be the world's rarest, in a nature reserve on a... More »

Caribbean Soccer Star Shot Dead in Brooklyn

St. Lucian player killed after scoring winning goal

(Newser) - A St. Lucian soccer player was shot and killed on a New York City street hours after scoring a goal that sent his country through to the finals of a tournament for Caribbean teams. Isidore Philip Tisson was shot in the head by an unknown gunman who approached from behind... More »

Teary Winehouse Returns to UK

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse cried tears of joy in a London airport as she returned to England today after 8 months on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, the Daily Mail reports. “She’s really happy to be back and can't wait to catch up with family and friends,” a... More »

Winehouse Documentary in the Works

Singer promises 'revealing look at her complicated life' on the way

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse's troubled life is the subject of an upcoming documentary from Israeli-American interviewer Daphne Barak, People reports. "In honest-to-goodness Amy style, the doc will be a truthful and revealing look at her complicated life," according to Winehouse's MySpace page. The documentary is being filmed at Winehouse's... More »

Booze, Boos: Amy Blows Comeback Gig

Winehouse gets drunk, yells at band, cries after fans jeer her offstage

(Newser) - Instead of a big comeback performance yesterday, Amy Winehouse forgot lyrics and burst into tears when 3,000 concertgoers booed her offstage, the News of the World reports. At a jazz festival in St. Lucia, Winehouse showed up an hour late after boozing for six hours, yelled at her band... More »

Winehouse Faints, Spends Night in Hospital

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse collapsed yesterday in St. Lucia and had to spend the night in the hospital, the BBC reports. Her spokesman said she was “running around” with children and fainted from dehydration. The singer—who earlier won restrictions against paparazzi near her London home—is slated to play a... More »

Winehouse Finally Back in UK

Singer moves into new home after epic vacation

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse is back in London after a 71-day holiday in St Lucia, but is she there to reconcile with estranged hubby Blake Fielder-Civil? Yes, reports the Sun, which says the troubled singer—who got in a fight with a passenger on her flight home—plans to see Blake, freshly... More »

Winehouse's Guitars Stolen in $21K Home Burglary

British singer's home robbed while she's away in Caribbean

(Newser) - Thieves kicked in a padlocked front door at Amy Winehouse’s London home yesterday while the troubled singer was on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia kicking yet another habit, the Sun reports. Police were called to the address to reports of two men forcing entry, but the bandits made... More »

Amy's Latest Shenanigans: Topless Scrabble

Vacationing singer shares more than just spelling tips will fellow resort guests

(Newser) - After rescuing a beachgoer and stealing drinks from other hotel guests, Amy Winehouse wrapped up her Caribbean vacation with some topless Scrabble, the Sun reports. “While taking a break from her usual antics on the beach, Amy spotted some people playing Scrabble and decided to offer her spelling knowledge,... More »

Winehouse Rescues Tourist, Baywatch-Style

Recovering heroin addict is heroine on beach in Caribbean

(Newser) - Longtime heroin devotee Amy Winehouse became a heroine yesterday when she rescued a British woman, Baywatch-style, on a Caribbean beach, the Sun reports. During a sailing lesson, the 39-year-old tourist was thrown onto rocks near the sunbathing singer, who rushed to help the injured gal out of the water. Winehouse... More »

Winehouse Won't Go to Divorce Court, No, No, No!

Star refuses to let hubby go through with plans

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse is standing by her man even though he's planning to divorce her, People reports. “I still love my Blake,” the singer said after reports surfaced that her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, told his lawyer to file for divorce to end the rocky marriage. “I won't let... More »

I'm Not Out of Control: Winehouse

Singer says bad behavior is her idea of fun

(Newser) - Despite photos and reports that suggest otherwise, Amy Winehouse says she isn’t a drunken mess—wreaking havoc at a Caribbean resort is her idea of a good time. “I’m not out of control,” she tells the Daily Mail. “Yes, I’ve had a few drinks,... More »

Vacationing Amy Douses Fellow Resort Guest

Resort guests ready for her to leave

(Newser) - The Caribbean resort where Amy Winehouse is running wild is ready for her to leave, especially after she threw a glass of water on another guest, the Sun reports. The troubled singer “misunderstood a conversation and wrongly believed a slight was made,” her spokesman said, and apologized only... More »

I Saw Amy Kissing Santa Claus

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse has a crush on Santa Claus—or at least, the resort worker who played Santa at her St. Lucia hotel, the Sun reports. The troubled singer, who seems to be improving the longer she stays in the Caribbean, has been “following him around like an elf,”... More »

Winehouse On Again With Jailed Hubby

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse is giving jailed husband Blake Fielder-Civil another chance, the Daily Mirror reports. His revelations about their relationship and drug use upset Winehouse last month, but she called him in his jail cell on Christmas to reconcile. “She says the best Christmas present will be to have her... More »

Topless Amy Stirs Sleepy Resort

Singer dances on balcony at Caribbean getaway

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse performed while on vacation in the Caribbean, the Sun reports, but her voice wasn't the main attraction. The British singer, who's been fighting a public battle with drugs, appeared on her St. Lucia balcony "with her bits hanging out," a witness said. Winehouse danced around to... More »

Dean Makes Landfall in Mexico

Storm that rattled Caribbean arrives in the Yucatán

(Newser) - The ferocious Hurricane Dean struck Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula early this morning as it moved west from Jamaica. Winds of over 160mph, above the threshold for a Category 5 storm, are expected to batter seaside towns and tourist destinations on the Maya Riviera. Mexican officials have evacuated local residents, oil... More »

Dean Could Become Category 5

Storm tears across Caribbean, homes in on Jamaica, Mexico

(Newser) - Hurricane Dean is now expected to strengthen into a Category 5 as it barrels toward Jamaica and Mexico. Forecasters say Dean, powered by 150-mph winds, will hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti today, after ploughing through homes and banana plantations on St. Lucia and Martinique yesterday. More »

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