December 14, 2017

Kenny Chesney is rescuing animals in the Caribbean

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by Teddy McDonald From Country1025 Kenny Chesney is still heavily involved in recovery efforts in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, which experienced heavy damage in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria earlier this year. His focus these days is slightly different than it was when he started, however. Kenny first stepped up to […]

Promoting the Sport in the Caribbean

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From Scuttlebutt The 2017 Caribbean Sailing Association’s Annual General Meeting was held November 29 in Antigua where several members present were joined electronically by 21 other members from across the Caribbean to discuss the business of Caribbean sailing and elect officials for the coming year. Without exception, sailing development continues to be the biggest focus […]

TRT Exclusive: Queer and Caribbean: LGBTQ+ Culture & The Island Identity

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By: Mike Givens/TRT Assistant Editor From The Rainbow Times In part one of a two-part series, The Rainbow Times examines the LGBTQ culture through the lens of Caribbean lifestyle. Not too long ago, Erick Diaz and a few of his friends visited a Latin nightclub in Providence, Rhode Island. While socializing together, Diaz overheard a comment […]

Hurricane-force neoliberalism in the Caribbean

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From Socialist Worker Todd St Hill and Khury Petersen-Smith look at the scale of devastation across the entire Caribbean region following this fall’s disastrous hurricanes. IN THE months since Hurricane Irma and Maria plowed through the Caribbean, the island of Puerto Rico has been struggling to recover both from the destruction of the storms and […]

2017 hurricane season finally ends: How bad was it? Will the future bring worse?

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By PHIL MCCAUSLAND From NBC News Those living in the Caribbean and on the coasts can breathe a small sigh of relief for now: The 2017 hurricane season came to a close on Thursday. The billions of dollars in historic devastation it left behind remains a lasting problem for many, however. While analysts continue to […]

Months of Darkness for a Glimmer of Hope

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By LEE SNYDER From Huffington Post The motto of the United States is E Pluribus Unum – out of many one. At no time is this message of unity more important than during times of crisis. The U.S., like many countries, has been beset on all sides by increasingly severe natural disasters. Whatever their cause, […]

USDA provides more than $10 Million to help Caribbean area farmers

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By Senora Scott, KIDY From My Fox Zone SAN JUAN, P.R – From the USDA: “November 21, 2017 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands repair damage and rebuild following hurricanes Irma and María. This investment through […]

The US Navy’s largest floating hospital docked in Puerto Rico

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By Tim Rogers, Fusion From Business Insider Puerto Rico is still digging out of the worst of Hurricane Maria’s devastation. Grid power has been restored to 56 of 69 hospitals, while the others are using generators. Two hospitals remain entirely out of service due to storm damage. The US Navy’s USNS Comfort docked in San […]

Mysterious rock art uncovered in caves on uninhabited Caribbean island

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By James Rogers From Fox News Experts have uncovered a vast array of mysterious pre-Columbian rock art in the caves of a remote uninhabited Caribbean island. Archaeologists explored around 70 cave systems on Puerto Rico’s Mona island. The thousands of designs, created centuries ago, comprise the largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art in the […]

Caribbean People’s Assembly denounces new ‘Imperialist Remilitarization’

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From teleSUR The assembly was dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and recently deceased Dominican activist Jesus Adon. Some 120 international delegates from 19 countries closed the 7th Assembly of the Caribbean People Sunday, which discussed topics such as climate change, colonialism, and the U.S. blockade on Cuba. In the […]