March 31, 2023

Dying off: Antigua’s struggle to save the coconut palm

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By Gemma Handy St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda From BBC White sand beaches fringed by lofty palm trees – it is the image of a tropical paradise that has lured holidaymakers to the Caribbean for decades. But in tourism-dependent Antigua, a deadly disease has wiped out almost half of the island’s majestic coconut palms – leaving […]