June 20, 2019

José Andrés plans to open kitchens around the U.S. to feed furloughed workers

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By Maria Yagoda From Food & Wine At the Cayman Cookout, the humanitarian-chef opened up about World Central Kitchen and why he feeds “people of all parties.”  Every year during the Cayman Cookout, located at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, José Andrés makes a grand entrance before his cooking demo—last year, he jumped off a helicopter and swam to shore. […]

Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

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By Steven Bradley From The News Stand BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Some tree species heal from the ravages of hurricane damage by growing replacement leaves optimized for greater efficiency, according to a Clemson University field study presented at the British Ecological Society’s annual conference. This vista overlooks Guánica town from Guánica Dry Forest, where Clemson University ecologists […]

Conference lends ‘Parrot’s-Eye View’ into Latin America and Caribbean

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By Michael Rouleau WILLIMANTIC, CT (10/16/2018) On the 526-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World, on Oct. 12, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its third Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Conference. The symposium featured research presentations and panel discussions by Eastern faculty and students, as well as a keynote presentation by […]

The Caribbean reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

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By Kenton X. Chance From CARICOM BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane […]

Solar PV + Energy Storage Systems take charge in the Caribbean

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By Livio Filice From Renewable Energy World The decreasing cost of solar PV and battery storage equipment coupled with high cost of electricity and grid outages are playing an increasingly important role in the future energy landscape of the Caribbean region. Most recently, Hurricane Maria devastated multiple islands including Puerto Rico, Dominica, USVI and BVI, […]

New study says nearly 3,000 deaths In Puerto Rico were caused by Hurricane Maria

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From WN A new independent survey says the people killed by Hurricane Maria is likely to be 46.5 times the government’s death toll estimate of 64 with their newest estimate linking 2,975 deaths to the destructive storm from September 2017 through February 2018, according to CBS News. The independent analysis released on Tuesday was commissioned […]

Hurricane Debby, and 5 others expected to hit the Caribbean

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian Guyana Guardian – Still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which had caused the loss of around 4,600 lives across the region just a few months ago, several Caribbean nations are once again bracing themselves and praying for the best, as another hurricane season has started. With Hurricane Beryl and Hurricane […]

Solar street lights

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Smart Solar Street Lights – Lighting up Kuwait and Caribbean islands From Victron Energy It seems ironic that a company whose main role is to explore, develop and produce hydrocarbons should choose solar power for lighting at their headquarters. That is however what the Kuwait Oil Company has chosen to do, as their goal as […]

Hurricanes cost Caribbean $1 billion in tourism: industry group

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By Sarah Peter From Reuters NASSAU (Reuters) – The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through […]

Puerto Rico releases data on hundreds of deaths following Hurricane Maria

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By DANIELLA CHESLOW From NPR Puerto Rico’s government began complying with a court order and released partial records Tuesday of deaths following Hurricane Maria. The data reveal that there were 1,427 more deaths in the last four months of 2017 than the average over the four years before. The new count comes as questions swirl […]