October 20, 2018

Caribbean nations pay steep price for climate change caused by others

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By Daniel Gutman BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) – Although their contribution to global warming is negligible, Caribbean nations are bearing the brunt of its impact. Climate phenomena are so devastating that countries are beginning to prepare not so much to adapt to the new reality, but to get their economies back on their […]

Caribbean launches “THE RHYTHM NEVER STOPS” Marketing campaign

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To view video go to: https://youtu.be/yJlbu2Ig_m8 Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association partner on regional marketing MIAMI (October 11, 2018) – Inspired by the Caribbean’s sounds and sights, the region’s leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch “The Rhythm Never Stops” – a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in […]

Tropical storm may brew next week as it spreads downpours from Caribbean to Bahamas, southeastern US

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By Alex Sosnowski, From AccuWeather A broad area of showers and thunderstorms may lead to flash flooding over the part of the Caribbean this week and has the potential to culminate into a tropical depression or storm as it drifts northward toward Florida and the Bahamas next week. AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring an area of […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s World Habitat Day Message

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Message for “World Habitat Day” From Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Each year, the United Nations designates the first Monday in October as World Habitat Day, reflecting on the fact that, while we all have a right to decent housing, we all also share a responsibility to make our communities and homes cleaner […]

US Coast Guard arrests three for cocaine seizure in Caribbean Sea

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From RJR News The US Coast Guard has nabbed three drug smugglers and seized millions of dollars worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. It has transferred the smugglers and the cocaine, which is valued at about US$3.3 million, to US Drug Enforcement Administration agents. This follows last week’s seizure of a go-fast vessel off […]

First phase of elimination of single-use plastic from resorts across seven Caribbean islands

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By Dmytro Makarov From eTurbo News Sandals Resorts International Announces First Phase of Elimination of Single-Use Plastic from Resorts Across Seven Caribbean Islands MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Sept. 17, 2018 — Today, on the first day of Pollution Prevention Week, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands […]

Dominica declares State Of Emergency as Tropical Storm Issac approaches

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Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 11:00 AM From Jamaica Gleaner ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – A State of Emergency has been declared in Dominica as the island braces for the effects of Tropical Storm Issac today. Yesterday, National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore announced that the state of emergency would run from midnight on Wednesday to […]

A Converted Sugar Mill

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A Converted Sugar Mill in the Caribbean From New York Times This two-bedroom home on the small Caribbean island of Nevis was converted from a sugar mill that ceased production in the early 1900s. It is on the market for $1.95 million. Tina Thuell the 17th century, are visible in its volcanic stone walls. Tina […]

The Caribbean is (re)open for business [especially the Cayman Islands]

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By Meredith C. Carroll From The Aspen Times While spending a semester abroad in college, a friend and I island-hopped around Greece during our fall break. Starting from Athens, we ferried over to Mykonos then planned on heading to Santorini, although since it was nearing offseason and some Greek islands experience flash floods (and we […]

Computer models chart extensive Caribbean intern-island networks

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From Universiteit Leiden The precolonial inhabitants of the Caribbean islands communicated, travelled, and exchanged objects and ideas along an expansive inter-island network. New methods of computer modeling shed light on these networks. Emma Slayton is set to discuss her work on this topic at her Defense on the 12th of September. Least-cost pathway analysis Although […]