February 21, 2024

St Martin before & after

From Los Angeles Times Before-and-after views of the Caribbean island of St. Martin six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria Before-and-after views of the Caribbean island of St. Martin six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria Six months after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, the island of St. Martin is slowly […]

Anarchy in the Caribbean: Escaped prisoners, hundreds of looters terrorise hurricane-hit islands

From Kaieteur News … police from Britain and France are flown in to restore order (dailymailonline) Escaped prisoners and hundreds of looters armed with guns and knives are terrorising hurricane-hit islands amid anarchy in the Caribbean, it has emerged. Britain and France have both sent extra police resources and the Netherlands have dispatched troops to […]

French aid efforts slowed amid bad weather and looting in Caribbean

From The Local fr. High winds and foul weather disrupted emergency relief efforts for hurricane-hit islands in the Caribbean on Friday as local authorities attempted to deliver aid and prevent looting. Two days after Hurricane Irma swept over the eastern Caribbean, killing at least 17 people and devastating thousands of homes, some islands braced for […]

Dozens of illegal Haitian migrants discovered in St Martin

From Caribbean News Now MARIGOT, St Martin — Police officers of French border control, Police aux Frontières (PAF), who suspected trafficking of migrants in Marigot Bay in the French part of the island of St Martin/St Maarten), discovered during a control operation conducted with support of Customs and the gendarmerie, that 52 illegal migrants, mostly […]

beach in the Caribbean – want to avoid

There’s a beach in the Caribbean that you’re probably going to want to avoid From the LAD bible There are plenty of decent beaches around the world, so you can probably afford to give this one a miss. Maho Beach is located on the Dutch side of the island of St Martin (is Sint Marteen) […]

Region at risk from spread of chikungunya virus

From Caribbean360 Since the outbreak in French St Martin was reported on December 5, cases have been confirmed in several other Caribbean countries. (File photo) STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Monday January 13, 2014, CMC – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has reported further increase in the number of confirmed and probable cases of […]

Chikungunya Update

From Cayman Islands Public Health Department Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar has issued an update on the outbreak of the Chikungunya virus disease in the Caribbean. From 6 December to 31 December 2013, 111 cases of Chikungunya were confirmed in six Caribbean countries. These are: Saint Martin (French side): 89 cases Saint Maarten […]