March 20, 2019

Caribbean islands jolted by earthquake

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CMC From Nation News PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.6 rocked several Caribbean islands early Wednesday morning, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. SRC said that the quake, which occurred at 1:13 a.m. was located at Latitude 12.84 north, Longitude […]

Caribbean islands rattled by two earthquakes

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, which occurred at 10:33 am (9:33 am Jamaica time) was the second tremor to hit the Caribbean on Friday after one with […]

Caribbean ‘frontier societies’ like St Vincent are defined by the ever-present interplay between the civilised and the wild

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By Philip Nanton From LSE Historical shifts and contemporary changes in St Vincent and the Grenadines reveal how the frontier between the wild and the civilised is ever-present and continually shifting in the Caribbean and beyond. Colonisers once recoiled from untameable peoples and landscapes, as did the establishment from “out of control” self-organising religious movements like the […]

Belize’s thriving Afro-Caribbean community

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By Heide Brandes From BBC When West Africans on their way to the New World’s slave markets escaped in 1635, they intermarried with Caribbean islanders to create a new and distinct culture. The boats came at dawn along the shores of the town of Dangriga on the coast of Belize. Onboard, vibrantly dressed men, women […]

ECSC paving the way to a modern, efficient judiciary for the Eastern Caribbean

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From Searchlight Last week the body of legal professionals across nine Caribbean countries gathered for a full ceremonial Opening of the Law Year, for the first time since 2016. The normal routine for the Opening of the Law Year consists of church ceremonies being held simultaneously in the nine member states of the Organization of […]

TT ruggers perfect at RAN Sevens

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By Andrew Gioannetti From NewsDay tt BOTH TT’s men and women’s teams enjoyed a flawless day of rugby as they won all their group matches to enter today, the second and final day of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championships, with a clear sight at the cup. The tournament is being staged at the […]

Why we need to protect turtles

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Courtesy Richard Branson, Virgin Airlines From OECS Incredible to see these cute leatherback turtle hatchlings flip flopping over each other on Necker’s Turtle Beach as they make their way down to the ocean for the first time. One of my favourite things about living in the BVI is being surrounded by such stunning scenery and […]

Air Canada Rouge to offer year-round service to St Vincent

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA) has welcomed Air Canada’s decision to increase service and offer year-round Air Canada Rouge non-stop flights from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to the Argyle International Airport. Weekly Thursday flights resume on October 25, 2018, and will continue on […]

US Peace Corps volunteers pulled out of St Vincent after threats to safety

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The US government has evacuated its Peace Corps volunteers from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) at short notice after their safety was threatened by what appears to be a modern-day equivalent of Eric Gairy’s infamous paramilitary “Mongoose Gang” in neighbouring Grenada. According to the US embassy […]

Weather forecast model predicts complex patterns of volcanic ash dispersal

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Date: May 2, 2018 Source: University of Bristol Summary: New research has provided fresh insight into how huge volcanic ash plumes, which can critically disrupt aviation and cause major impact on the ground, are transported in the atmosphere. Share: FULL STORY New research, led by the University of Bristol, has provided fresh insight into how […]