April 22, 2021

Slaves were given an island over 150 years ago. Then Irma struck

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By Jean Chemnick, From E&E First of a two-part series. Click here to read the second part. Last year’s devastating hurricanes may have swept away one of the world’s few examples of slavery reparations. The 1,800 residents of Barbuda can trace their ancestry to slaves who worked on the Caribbean island to the late 17th […]

Barbuda celebrates the third anniversary of creation of marine sanctuaries

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From Caribbean News Now CODRINGTON, Barbuda — In 2014, the Barbuda Council established marine reserves and no-net zones to protect and replenish the island’s marine environment. This August marks the third anniversary of the creation of Barbuda’s marine sanctuaries. Three years ago, the Barbuda Council adopted a set of new ocean management regulations to zone […]

Barbuda sets a new standard for marine protection in the Caribbean

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From Huffington Post Imagine an aqua-blue ocean vista and a salty breeze blowing as you arrive in Barbuda. Barbuda is an incredible island, strung in a larger chain of the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean. Although it may be small, Barbuda, like so many other islands in the Caribbean, faces big issues. Caribbean-wide, the […]