December 16, 2017

Caribbean films in African Diaspora International Film Festival

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From New York Carib News NEW YORK (CMC) | The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a total of 64 films from 31 countries including 31 World, US and NY Premieres. Screenings will be held in three venues in Manhattan: Teachers College, Columbia University, Cinema Village and MIST Harlem. The […]

This Caribbean island has been shaken by an earthquake

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 6, 2017: A Caribbean island that was spared the wrath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria was on Sunday shaken by an earthquake. A quake of with a magnitude of 5.7 on the seismic scale and with a depth of 45 km occurred south east of Grenada […]

Hurricane Maria

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Photos: Hurricane Maria, the storm that just pounded Puerto Rico By Kainaz Amaria and Eliza Barclay Sep 20, 2017, From VOX San Juan Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images The peak of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season over the past two weeks has been unrelentingly brutal for the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma departed the region for Florida on September […]

Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

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From BBC Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says, as the storm hammers neighbouring Guadeloupe. “We have lost all that money can buy,” Mr Skerrit said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island. Earlier […]

French aid efforts slowed amid bad weather and looting in Caribbean

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From The Local fr. High winds and foul weather disrupted emergency relief efforts for hurricane-hit islands in the Caribbean on Friday as local authorities attempted to deliver aid and prevent looting. Two days after Hurricane Irma swept over the eastern Caribbean, killing at least 17 people and devastating thousands of homes, some islands braced for […]

Several Caribbean projects being considered for EU funding

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From Jamaica Observer GOSIER, Guadeloupe (CMC) — Several projects from the Caribbean are being discussed at the Interreg Caraïbes programme Selection Committee, which ends on Wednesday.The Interreg Caraïbes programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supports the sustainable economic development of the Caribbean region. According to a statement, projects from Anguilla, […]

Five held by French authorities following cocaine seizure in Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Five men are now in police custody awaiting trial following the seizure of 220 kilograms of cocaine from their boat that was intercepted off the coast of the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on the weekend.The police report that the Grenada registered boat, the MV Galaxy 1 […]

Boudin: A story of sausage, slavery and rebellion in the Caribbean

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By Melissa Banigan From Nevada Public Radio The making of boudin is a visceral, bloody and time-consuming process in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe. Boudin — a name that comes from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning “sausage” — was first recorded in ancient Greece by a cook named Aphtonite. A variation of it was mentioned […]

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues

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A report by Kate Ravilious for London’s Guardian. From Repeating Islands By following the flow of seawater deep into the earth’s crust, researchers hope to understand the region’s instability Geologically speaking the Caribbean is a lively place. Recent reminders include the 1995 volcanic eruption on Montserrat, and the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that struckHaiti in January […]

Shetland whale confirmed to be on holiday from Caribbean

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by KIERAN BEATTIE From The Press and Journal A humpback whale from a breeding population in the eastern Caribbean sea has been recorded for the very first time in British waters. The enormous creature was captured displaying its tail flukes off the coast of Shetland by wildlife photographer Brydon Thomason. Each individual whale has its […]