February 18, 2018

Dutch government to run ‘lawless’ Caribbean isle

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From Arab News THE HAGUE: The Dutch government said Monday it will take over the running of one of its Caribbean island municipalities, denouncing “physical neglect” and “lawlessness” on Sint Eustatius. The island’s ruling council will be immediately dissolved with Dutch Interior Minister Raymond Knops traveling there this week to explain the decision to residents. […]

Clinton Foundation aims to lead Caribbean disaster recovery with new action network

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By Amy Lieberman From devex NEW YORK — The Clinton Foundation is launching a new action network on post-disaster recovery in the Caribbean, aiming to tackle long-term challenges that climate change is wreaking on vulnerable small islands such as Puerto Rico and Dominica. Former United States President Bill Clinton presided over the network’s first planning […]

‘Storm Chasers’ star Joel Taylor died on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

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By Gary Trock,Mike Walters,Melissa Parrelli,Ryan Naumann From the Blast “Storm Chasers” star Joel Taylor died while vacationing aboard a cruise ship, and an autopsy in Puerto Rico is currently underway. Sources close to the situation tell The Blast that Taylor died Tuesday while onboard the Royal Caribbean ship, Harmony of the Seas. The ship left Ft. […]

2017 was costliest year ever for U.S. weather disasters

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BY CNN WIRE From WTVR The year 2017 was the costliest year ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday, totaling $306 billion. The previous record year, 2005, saw $215 billion in disasters. Highlighted by a string of hurricanes that pounded the southeastern US coast […]

Rosenberg, Caribbean Group honored by TCA

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By Evan Hammonds By BloodHorse Thoroughbred Charities of America honored, celebrated Jan. 7 at Keeneland. The Thoroughbred Charities of America held its 28th stallion season auction and celebration Jan. 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. Dan Rosenberg, a longtime board member and past president of the TCA was honored for his service with the Allaire […]

Photos: 2017 disasters

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Photos: The disasters we lived through in 2017 By Kainaz Amaria and Eliza Barclay From VOX In 2017, there were at least 16 natural disasters that each racked up over $1 billion in losses — one record-breaking catastrophe after another that made this year, by some counts, the most expensive disaster year in American history. […]

A tiny Caribbean island looks to lead in ICO regulation

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By Michaela Ross and Lydia Beyoud From Bloomberg Law The government of Anguilla could soon become the first country to formally harness the red-hot growth of initial coin offerings (ICOs) through legislation aimed to create regulatory clarity for the industry and attract new investment to the island jurisdiction. The Caribbean nation’s House of Assembly is […]

2017’s hurricanes bring bargains for travelers

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By CORY SCHOUTEN MONEYWATCH From CBS News Travelers are finding great deals on winter and spring vacations as shock waves from 2017’s brutal hurricane season continue to disrupt the travel industry. As airlines pull capacity from badly damaged vacation destinations including St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, they’re dispatching the extra flights […]

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 […]