December 11, 2017

Deep into the Eye of the Hurricane in the Caribbean

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By Angel Rivera-Agosto From United Church of Christ In the Caribbean people look up and see God in the winds. They sense God’s overwhelming presence in the nature that shelters them, and in its contours and limitations, becomes a dominant force that creates, destroys, and transforms. As human beings, we confess our limitations by understanding […]

For Caribbean residents, Irma could last months

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By Jill Disis From CNN The 28 island nations that make up the Caribbean are accustomed to hurricane season, but the Category 5 storm that has been pummeling these popular vacation spots has plenty of residents worried. Travel and tourism contributed $56 billion to the total gross domestic product in the Caribbean last year — […]

Canada warns against travel to six areas in this Caribbean nation

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From NAN News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. July 17, 2017:The Canadian government is warning nationals against travel to six areas in one Caribbean country. The updated July 12th warning urges Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Haiti and to avoid travelling to six areas there. Global Affairs Canada advises against […]

Latin America and Caribbean: Over 10.6 million affected by disasters in 2016

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From OCHA Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016. Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the […]

‘Global Disruption’ to impact Bahamas [& Cayman Islands] insurers

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By NEIL HARTNELL From Tribune242 Bahamas First’s top executive has warned that local insurers are likely to face increasing competition from consumers acquiring coverage online, as the underwriter’s gross and net premiums declined 3 per cent in 2016. Patrick Ward told Tribune Business that the Bahamian property and casualty market “won’t escape disruption” from forces […]

Oxbridge Re Holdings reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 results

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / March 13, 2017 / Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited (OXBR), a provider of reinsurance solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2016. Despite the company reporting a […]

How the Amazon River may make hurricanes more deadly

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By Kimberly Miller From Palm beach Post A University of Miami study found that fresh water plumes dumped into the Caribbean Sea may be helping hurricanes intensify rapidly along a path often taken by tropical cyclones, including October’s Hurricane Matthew. This brackish sluice over the saltier sea — like oil on water — may be […]

Caribbean Nations Weathering the Storm After Hurricane Matthew

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By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse The Bahamas and Haiti are at opposite ends of the Caribbean tourism spectrum. Yet, tourism-reliant communities in both destinations were devastated by Hurricane Matthew, the deadly October 2016 category four storm. Similarly, disparate elements came together in the storm’s aftermath to provide aid and assistance. Matthew killed nearly 1,000 […]

Caribbean leaders want swifter action on climate funding

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean News Service ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 02 2017 (IPS) – When Tropical Storm Erika hit the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on Aug. 27, 2015, it killed more than two dozen people, left nearly 600 homeless and wreaked damages totaling more than a billion dollars. The storm dumped 15 inches of […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace draws 1,000 participants

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The Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which was held Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, the Bahamas, attracted an estimated 1,000 registrants, including 271 travel, meeting and incentive buyers. Of the 32 first-time buyers who attending this year’s event, five were from meetings and incentive firms, a new target market for the Caribbean Hotel […]