September 25, 2017

Sir Ronald Sanders: Caribbean bowed but far from beaten

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Anguilla News This week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes. The question was disturbing. Its inference was […]

In Irma recovery, Caribbean Islands on unequal footing

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BY GREG SCRUGGS From Americas Quarterly Storm devastation is partly a matter of chance. But the islands’ kaleidoscope of governing structures will affect how they rebuild. As Hurricane Irma blew through the Caribbean last week, it passed over a mishmash of full-fledged nations, overseas territories, and quasi-independent jurisdictions that reflect the varied legacies of colonial […]

Europe leaders answer anger over Irma response in Caribbean

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AP From Daily Astorian France’s president is promising to rebuild stronger Caribbean territories amid anger over his response to Hurricane Irma. In a news conference Tuesday, he promised to evacuate those who want to leave and provide services and shelter to those who stay. MARIGOT, St. Martin (AP) — Wrapping up a sweeping visit to […]

Anarchy in the Caribbean: Escaped prisoners, hundreds of looters terrorise hurricane-hit islands

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From Kaieteur News … police from Britain and France are flown in to restore order (dailymailonline) Escaped prisoners and hundreds of looters armed with guns and knives are terrorising hurricane-hit islands amid anarchy in the Caribbean, it has emerged. Britain and France have both sent extra police resources and the Netherlands have dispatched troops to […]

Caribbean islands in chaos as slow Irma disaster response keeps thousands without food, water and power

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BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS From New York Daily News Chaos still reigned in much of the storm-tossed Caribbean on Monday, as food and water shortages, power outages and rampant looting across several islands sparked angry criticism from residents who demanded more government help. With a lack of basic services straining the bonds of law and […]

ST. MARTIN – Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Service Hurricane Irma has caused major flooding and damage to buildings on several Caribbean islands, France says. The four “most solid” buildings on the island of Saint Martin have been destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb announced. There was still no news of casualties and more damage was possible, he said. The […]

The west’s wealth is based on slavery. Reparations should be paid

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By Kehinde Andrews From The Guardian UK The west is built on racism; and not in some abstract or merely historical way. Genocide of over 80% of the natives of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries paved the way for the enslavement of millions of African people and the conquest of the world […]

Caribbean ups reparations pressure on Europe

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News Caribbean governments are stepping up the pressure on Europe to pay reparations for the brutal transatlantic slave trade, adding Norway and Sweden to the list of countries they have identified as culpable players. The bloc of 15 nations headquartered in Guyana said in the past week that a decision […]

A craft-beer maker has plans for ‘world domination’

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By Joe Ciolli From Business Insider If BrewDog has its way, its sudsy offerings will be unavoidable around the globe. The Scottish craft brewer is planning for “world domination” as it looks to expand into France, Australia, and Asia, according to analysts at Bernstein. That involves tripling or even quadrupling sales in France and identifying […]

Passenger holding a baby gets punched trying to board a plane

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BY COLIN DAILEDA From Mashable I wonder if, at this point, airplane passengers are more afraid of turbulence or being assaulted by an airport/airline employee. #QuestionsOf2017 The latest example of passengers under attack by the air carrier they’ve paid to provide a service takes us to Nice, France, where an employee appears to have punched […]