April 11, 2021

After Maria and Irma: Caribbean tourism, island by island

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By Stephanie Rosenbloom THE GETAWAY From New York Times After two major hurricanes tore through the Caribbean in less than two weeks, some of the most idyllic — and tourism-dependent — destinations have been devastated. Ferocious storms are nothing new to these islands, but Hurricanes Maria and Irma were some of the most powerful Atlantic […]

Puerto Rico opens arms to refugees from Irma’s Caribbean chaos

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By Alvin Baez From Reuters SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Saddled with economic problems and its own damage from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico is taking thousands of refugees from the U.S. Virgin Islands whose homes were destroyed by the storm, with a cruise ship carrying up to 2,000 more due to set sail for […]

The Editor Speaks: Ashamed

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I am ashamed to say that I agree with the condemnation of the British press to the United Kingdom’s handling of the Hurricane Irma crises in the Caribbean hitting their own territories. It is not as if they didn’t have fair warning of Hurricane Irma bearing down on their protectorates. We have two stories in […]