June 17, 2021

Caribbean hurricane aftermath – 10 things that have become the new norm fFor Crucians after Hurricane Maria

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From NAM News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Oct. 20, 2017: It’s been a month since Hurricane Maria slammed into St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, turning the lives of its 50,000 plus residents upside down and sending them back in time overnight.  While the mainstream US media has focused largely on the impact of […]

US Virgin Islands to make headway on power restoration

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From South Florida Caribbean News Linemen arriving in US Virgin Islands to support goal of 90 percent power by Christmas U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Power restoration in the US Virgin Islands is ramping up with the arrival of more linemen in the Territory. Speaking to reporters at Government House, St. Croix on Friday, Governor Kenneth Mapp […]

Thousands of Caribbean hurricane evacuees arrive at Port Everglades

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By Arlene Satchell From Sun Sentinel Thousands of storm-weary but relieved hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands arrived Tuesday at Port Everglades aboard a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship. The Adventure of the Seas, with a capacity of up to 3,807 passengers, sailed into the Broward County seaport after concluding a […]

Trump in devastated Puerto Rico: You’ve thrown budget ‘Out of Whack’

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AP From Newsmax Trump pledged an all-out effort to help the island but added: “Now I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack because we’ve spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico. And that’s fine. We’ve saved a lot of lives.” He said his visit […]

US Virgin Islands thanks cruise and airline partners for hurricane relief

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By Juergen T Steinmetz From eTurbo News Approximately 4,500 residents and visitors who have been impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands to date. Thanking the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises for their assistance in providing humanitarian relief and mercy missions from the […]

After the hurricanes, who cleans up the Caribbean

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In September, Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed the Caribbean in quick succession, pulverizing infrastructure, leveling homes, and stripping entire islands of vegetation. After Irma alone, it was estimated that costs to rebuild St Martin could exceed $1 billion and Anguilla $200 million—and those are only two islands. While the international community has rushed to assist, the clean-up […]

Why Caribbean Islands went brown and how long will they stay that way?

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By Adam Voiland From Earth Observatory We recently posted several striking pairs of satellite images of Caribbean islands before and after they were hit by Hurricane Irma. The images show lush, green vegetation turning a dark shade of brown. We were curious about what exactly caused the damage and how quickly vegetation might recover, so […]

Airmen provide humanitarian relief to Caribbean Islands

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By Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs From US Air Force MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFNS) — Airmen across the U.S. came together to support the Hurricane Irma relief effort, Sept. 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base. The 437th Airlift Wing out of Joint Base Charleston, South […]

US: DoD responding to ‘Catastrophic’ destruction in Caribbean

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From US Department of Defense WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2017 — The Defense Department is responding to “catastrophic” levels of destruction throughout the Leeward Islands, including the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, DoD spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said today in a statement. Open source media reports a […]

Cruise lines send ships to Caribbean on Hurricane rescue mission

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By Christopher Palmeri From Bloomberg Norwegian to scoop up tourists stranded in St. Thomas Royal Caribbean moving at least two vessels to Irma-hit areas Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. are sending some of their empty ships to the Caribbean to help evacuate stranded tourists and bring much-needed supplies to islands […]