October 22, 2019

Scientists: Cuba quake unusual, but recent Caribbean activity fairly typical

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By David Smiley From Miami Herald The Enriquillo and Septentrional faults lie between the Caribbean and North American plates, which move against each other and make for an active seismic area in the Caribbean. That friction caused Monday morning’s quake off Haiti and the Jan. 13 tremors in Puerto Rico. A Jan. 9 earthquake off […]

U2 reunite for Sean Penn’s annual Help Haiti benefit

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From Caribbean360 The star-studded event raised about US$6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, which has been working to rebuild the country since the 2010 earthquake. CALIFORNIA, United States, Friday January 17, 2014 – Ever since Haiti was devastated by the massive 2010 earthquake, Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has piggybacked on selected awards ceremonies, […]

The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

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By Chiara Liguori, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Chiara Liguori is Amnesty International’s Caribbean researcher. The views expressed are the writer’s own. Four years ago this Sunday, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2 million homeless. It was a disaster on an almost […]

Caribbean sun powers flagship Haiti hospital, and then some

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From Clean Technica You may remember our report last winter on the development of a Haiti hospital predicted to become the world’s largest solar hospital. The Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais opened last March. So far, it’s living up to — even exceeding — all the predictions. Solar might seem to some of you a poor […]

Haiti, Dominican Republic meet to discuss disputes

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By Trenton Daniel From Boston.com PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian and Dominican officials met Tuesday in an effort to resolve mounting tension between the Caribbean neighbors that was reflected in a recent court ruling that threatens to strip the citizenship of people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican Republic. The talks are […]

Caribbean Project: Review: The Big Truck That Went By

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From Before It’s News Haiti Jonathan M. Katz’s The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster is a memoir by the only full time AP reporter who was stationed in Haiti during the 2010 Haitian earthquake. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck […]

Haiti no longer US imminent danger area; Guantanamo stays

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From Caribbean360 Following the periodic review, the Department of Defence said that the threat of harm to US military personnel “has been significantly reduced in many countries.” WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Tuesday January 7, 2014, CMC – The United States Department of Defence (DOD) says Haiti is no longer among some locations designated as “imminent […]

Caribbean on receiving end of effects of climate change

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By Carrie Gibson/London From Gulf Times For the Caribbean, unpredictable weather and eroding beaches could harm the vital tourism trade. As tens of thousands people suffered through a flooded and powerless Christmas in Britain, 8,000km away unexpected weather was also unleashing havoc on the Caribbean. Torrential rains on Christmas Eve, with 15in falling in 24 […]