July 20, 2018

European Union steps up support for three hurricane-hit Caribbean countries

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From Curacao Chronicle BRUSSELS – Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia yesterday signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in those Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. The financing agreements amount to €30 million (US$35 million). The agreements were signed in Brussels […]

Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries keep the water on after hurricanes

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By Cecilia A. Green, Syracuse University and Farah Nibbs, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, The Conversation From Latino Rebels After hurricanes Maria and Irma hit last September, it took Puerto Rico until this June to restore water to most residents. Those living in rural and hard-to-reach mountainous areas waited […]

Remnants of Beryl now over the NE Caribbean Sea

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From NHC THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY Remnants Of Beryl Discussion Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022018 1100 PM AST Sun Jul 08 2018 The remains of the center of Beryl have crossed Dominica during the past few hours, accompanied by a disorganized area of convection. Radar and surface observations continue […]

Destinations of the week

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13 places to travel in July for every type of traveler By Mark Abadi From Business Insider The best places to visit in July are already on savvy travelers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in July 2018. The destinations include […]

5 islands in the Caribbean where you’ll be killed for committing certain crimes

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By Farida Dawkins From Face2Face Africa Last Wednesday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Barbados outlawed capital punishment for murderers, deeming it unlawful. The High Court is no longer able to enforce the death sentence for those in Barbados found guilty of murder. The CCJ decided that Section 11 of the Constitution – which allows […]

Ja among 14 Caricom countries preparing projects to mobilise ‘green funds’

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From Jamaica Observer SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – Jamaica is among 14 Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states which will design multiple projects to mobilise resources from international sources that will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation of agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change climate. The projects stem from a new fund created […]

U.S. says Rastas face discrimination in these Caribbean countries

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By NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 30, 2018: The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said Rastafarians in some Caribbean countries are still facing varied forms of discrimination. In its latest ‘International Religious Freedom Report for 2017,’ the US government said that Rastafarians claim they continue to face various forms of social discrimination in […]

Save the Date: Donation of Sesame Solar Nanogrid Disaster Recovery Office to WAWU and Commonwealth of Dominica on June 1st at 2:00 pm

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Save the Date: June 1st at 2:00 pm Donation of Sesame Solar Nanogrid Disaster Recovery Office to WAWU and Commonwealth of Dominica May 22, 2018, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roseau, Dominica: On Friday June 1st at 2:00 pm, Sesame Solar Inc., with the help of its donation partners SimpliPHI Power, Outback Power and the International Trade […]

Silver Airways buys Caribbean’s largest regional airline

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From The Republic SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Florida-based Silver Airways has bought the Caribbean’s largest regional airline. Officials say Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge next year. It will continue to serve 12 airports, including those in Puerto Rico and other nearby islands such as […]

Caribbean Sports – Caribbean medal count surpasses 40 at Commonwealth Games

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. April 14, 2018: With just one more day to go before the conclusion of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Caribbean region’s combined medal haul has reached a whopping 41 as of today. That includes 13 gold medals from the region’s stalwart athletes. Jamaica is holding […]