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Whose Parish Is It Anyway? Churches Face Delicate Balance in Meeting Needs of Ethnic Ministries

David Briggs | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

A phenomenon of Mass mobs, where large groups of suburbanites worship in the city on a given Sunday, is shining new light for a day on urban parishes that are dwindling or, in some cases, have been closed.

Hurricane Gonzalo Pounds Bermuda With Fierce Winds

AP | JOSH BALL and DANICA COTO | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward the tiny British territory of Bermuda as residents braced for damaging winds and l...

Influential Caribbean Country Is Leaning Towards LGBT Rights

Jessica Joseph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

According to a recent UNAIDS survey, Trinidad and Tobago's population is having a radical shift in attitudes towards LGBT Rights. It is not the only survey of its kind that reflects this.

15 Jaw-Dropping Caribbean Hotels

Fodor's | Posted 10.10.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Choosing the right hotel is an important part of any successful vacation, but there's something about the Caribbean, more than other parts of the worl...

Should You Be Planning a Trip to the Caribbean #OneHappyIsland?

JustLuxe | Posted 10.03.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

First thing is the country's weather and topography. Unlike its neighboring islands, Aruba's terrain is rugged and rocky on the northeast coast, closely resembling a desert-like climate and less like the tropical paradise you may expect.

Fabulous Caribbean Deals To Keep The Summer Going

MiniTime | Posted 09.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

he Caribbean islands offer many family-friendly opportunities to spend a fantastic time with kids in idyllic settings, with the selected resorts featuring great activities and superb amenities.

St. Kitts Sets the Bar for Caribbean Music Festivals

Richard Powell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Richard Powell

The 18th St. Kitts Music Festival has brought together some of the best-known Caribbean and International artists - including Kelly Rowland and Beenie...

Ode to a Coconut

Tristan Welch | Posted 09.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

Mustique is lush with coconut trees and I quickly discovered that the coconut is an integral part of island life. I find it endlessly inspiring because nearly every part can be used to add complexity and a spectacular tropical flavor to any dish.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

My Story of Depression, Culture and Community

Giovannah Philippeaux | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Giovannah Philippeaux

My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.

5 Always-Sunny Destinations to Chase Summer and Avoid Autumn

JustLuxe | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

There are some that count down the days until autumn, snatching up sweaters and cardigans, scouring Frye's new line of boots and eagerly awaiting the return of pumpkin spiced lattes (signifying that fall is close behind).

Championing the Development Aspirations of Island States

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Small Island Developing States share many similar social, economic and environmental challenges, including relatively small populations, limited land resources, vulnerability to natural disasters and external shocks, as well as high food import bills and an excessive dependence on foreign trade.

Which Tropical Island Is Right for You?

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

Scattered through the seven seas, these seductive islands are the perfect example of everything there's to love about tropical life.

Hurricane Watch: Eyeing Little Big Storm

Diana Fasanella | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

Every summer during the height of Florida's hurricane season, I wonder. I wonder if predictions of tropical quietude or cyclonic upheaval will validate meteorologists' year-to-year models, the computer-generated guesses I've dubbed "Little Big Storms."

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

Barbuda Sets a New Standard for Marine Protection in the Caribbean

Amber Jackson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Earlier this week the Barbuda Council signed into law a sweeping set of new ocean-management regulations that zone the coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and establish a network of marine sanctuaries.

A 'Little Summer' in Costa Rica

Travelzoo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

The period of reprieve from the rain, lasting only a few weeks, can occur sometime between July and August -- a time when prices at the hotels and resorts can be as much as half off the cost of staying later in the year.

Tour Marine Sanctuaries With Google Street View, No Scuba Lessons Required

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the ...

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

minube | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
minube

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.

Entrepreneurship: An Avenue for Economic Growth

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 10.05.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

If many more countries were to invest in entrepreneurship and ensure that citizens are exposed to business creation from a very young age then this can help curb some of the economic problems being faced.

Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations: Our Top Tropical Picks

Oyster | Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

What's the secret to a great family vacation? Finding a location that allows everyone to explore and have fun -- at their own pace. A spot where the kids (most likely bursting with energy) can have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing massage and a margarita... or several margaritas.

Chikungunya: Stemming the Blood-Sucking Tide

Diana Fasanella | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

Why would I make snarky comments about a mosquito-borne virus that's sneaking into Florida from the Caribbean and freaking out health officials like it's the Bubonic plague?

8 Infinity Pools You Have To See To Believe

trivago | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
trivago

There may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools.

Reigniting a Passion for International Service

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

The Peace Corps has always been about igniting a passion for service. When it was created by President John F. Kennedy, it presented a model for international service that was so unique, so unprecedented, that many said it will never work.

Travelling Green: The World's Top Eco-Friendly Hotels

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 09.20.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

A boutique hotel offering a private beach and rooftop pool, the Hi Hotel Eco Spa and Beach has received Green Globe certification for using recycled paper, organic paint, eco-friendly cleaning products and organic food.