January 23, 2020

The Editor speaks: Is China good for the Caribbean?

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We have published two articles today, both Commentaries, both on similar subject matter – CHINA, and both with differing views. One is from a regular Commentator we publish, Sir Ronald Sanders, and the other a first for us, Evan Ellis, a member of the Policy Planning staff at the US State Department. Ellis’ commentary is […]

6 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

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6 Jan Mon 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected to continue as the pressure gradient tightens over the northwest Caribbean due to the passage of a cold front. Radar images show scattered showers west of the Cayman area, which are moving towards the west. Humidity: 66% (DOWN from […]

Best-selling author British Lindsay de Feliz, who was found dead in a shallow Caribbean grave, told friends she was ‘worried something might happen to her’ – as her husband (to whom she gave a small fortune) remains under arrest

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By Paul Bracchi and Greg Woodfield in The Dominica Republic For The Daily Mail UK Lindsay de Feliz went to the Caribbean, she said, in ‘search of a dream’. She thought she’d found it in the miles of unspoilt beaches, spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking tropical rainforests of the Dominican Republic. So, nearly 20 years ago, […]

PAHO warns Caribbean countries to prepare for heat waves

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From RJR News Online The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning Jamaica and other Caribbean countries to prepare for possible heat waves.  The US, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Pakistan and Japan are among the countries that have so far been affected.  PAHO warns that exposure to high temperatures may cause severe symptoms such as […]

The seriousness of underage drinking during Carnival

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By Duryan Cozier from State of the Territory News USVI So, it is Carnival time again. Time for Caribbean nations to celebrate culture, to have fun and to endlessly jam. However, lurking deep behind the scenes of our festivities is a known wrong which we often turn a blind eye to — underage drinking. If […]

Moving from the Caribbean to the USA – what’s to know?

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The Caribbean is often branded as heaven on earth for vacationers – a fun exotic destination for visitors. This kind of view conveniently disregards several things. Mostly it is its disproportionate vulnerability to the results of climate change with all of the extreme weather that has been hitting the region for some time. The financial […]

CANARI survey on the role of Caribbean civil society in environmental governance and decision-making

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Season’s Greetings  The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) would like to thank those organisations that have already completed ourshort online survey on the “Role of Caribbean civil society in environmental governance and decision-making”, with a focus on the needs and opportunities for environmental advocacy by civil society. We would like to remind everyone that the survey […]

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s official Christmas card brings back fun-filled memories

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From Herald Planet Royal fans have been eagerly anticipating holiday cards from theRoyal Family and at long last we have the first card courtesy of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla! Clarence House shared the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s official Christmas card for 2019 on Instagram. The card recalls their royal visit to Cuba, particularly the moment they took a joyride […]

First Black and Caribbean roots ballerina hopes to leave the audience empowered

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 16, 2019: For the first time in the history of the New York City Ballet, the holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” has a black and Caribbean roots dancer playing the prima ballerina lead role of ‘Marie.’ And her message to the audience is one of empowerment. Eleven-year-old Charlotte Nebres […]

What Hurricane Dorian has taught us about Bahamas, and the Caribbean

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By R.D. Miller After hurricane Dorian landed in the Abaco Island September 1, 2019 and a day later in Grand Bahamas as a category five hurricane with wind of up to 215 miles per hour. The damages amounted to about 3.4 billion, at least 70 deaths, and about 14,000 families displaced according to weather experts. Millions […]