June 15, 2021

International fugitive who bilked $130K out of elderly people arrested in SC

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BY TEDDY KULMALA From The State FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC An international fugitive who fled the Caribbean after bilking more than $100,000 out of elderly victims has been arrested in South Carolina, where he is accused of carrying out similar fraudulent schemes, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Hainsley DaCosta Browne, who also goes by “Barbados,” […]

Destination of the week

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Photos that show why Charleston is one of America’s most popular destinations right now By Mary Hanbury From Building Insider Charleston, South Carolina, is an ideal destination for a weekend trip. Not only does it have historic buildings to marvel at and cobblestone streets to stroll along, it’s also a great place to eat, drink, […]

You can legally [?] trick out your own car with self-driving tech

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BY BRETT WILLIAMS From Mashable Self-driving tech is on its way to cars — but for some, it’s not coming soon enough. While Tesla rolls out updates to Autopilot incrementally and other automakers fine-tune their autonomous platforms after years of development, some ambitious drivers are tricking out their own, regular cars with self-driving systems.  They’re […]

Fishermen spot a 16-foot manta ray while out at sea

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BY BRIAN KOERBER From Mashable It’s a “sea monstah.”The Outcast Sport Fishing crew was chartering off the coast of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina when they came across a massive sea monster: a 16-foot manta ray, which is basically a giant swimming bird After cruising alongside the giant to snap some photos, the manta ray […]

Jamaican workers to split US$2m under settlement with US Resort

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From Caribbean News Service SOUTH CAROLINA, Dec 21 2016 – About 240 Jamaican workers at a luxury golf resort in South Carolina are to share US2 million under a deal to settle a lawsuit alleging that for two years, their employer wrongfully deducted money from their pay. The order signed on December 16 by US […]

Haiti: Hallowed ground: Centuries of balancing natural and human disasters

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By Derrick MillerFrom Caribbean News Now On January 12, 2010, several began to take a closer look at island of Haiti after a massive earthquake displaced and killed hundreds of thousands of people in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The images that plastered our televisions projected the vulnerability of families; especially young women and children […]

Estimated insured losses from Hurricane Matthew for U.S., Caribbean between US$2.8 billion and US$8.8 billion: AIR

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by Canadian Underwriter Modelled insured losses from Hurricane Matthew could range from US$2.2 billion to US$6.8 billion for the United States and US$600 million to US$2.0 billion for the Caribbean, notes an estimate issued Thursday by AIR Worldwide. Hurricane Matthew affected the Caribbean and the southeastern coastline of the U.S. for almost two weeks, notes […]

What you should know about Hurricane Matthew

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By ELYAS TECLE From The Daily Pennsylvannian Two weeks ago, a tropical disturbance formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Many forecasters were aware of its formation, but few put much thought into what it may become in just a week’s time. Between Sept. 25 and 27, global computer models began showing what would […]

Hurricane Matthew Pounds Southeast With Record Storm Surge, Massive Flash Flooding

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By: Jeff Masters and Bob Henson From Weather Underground 5:36 PM GMT on October 08, 2016 Hurricane Matthew made landfall near 11 am EDT Saturday about 25 miles northeast of Charleston, South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. During the past two high tide cycles, Matthew has pushed a historic and destructive […]

Hurricane Matthew reorganizing over the Bahamas; major shift in long-range track

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By: Jeff Masters , From Weather Underground Hurricane Matthew was a weakened a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds on Wednesday morning at 8 am EDT, thanks to the disruptions to the storm caused by landfalls in Haiti and Cuba on Tuesday. However, the storm is re-organizing over the warm waters of The Bahamas, […]