December 10, 2019

Statement by the OECS on the recent escalation of the United States action towards Cuba

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — The Authority of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting in Special Session in Guadeloupe on March 15, 2019: NOTING the renewed intensification in the application of the Helms-Burton Act by the United States Government through its decision to lift the suspension of Article III of the Act for a period […]

New Cuban Ambassador accredited to the OECS

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Accreditation of H.E Alejandro Simancas Marin, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the OECS Wednesday, March 6, 2019 — The accreditation of H.E Alejandro Simancas Marin, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States today took place at OECS Commission. OECS Director General, H.E. Dr. Didacus Jules was presented with […]

Prince Charles and Camilla Plan a Royal Tour of the Caribbean, including a Historic Visit to Cuba (and to Cayman Islands)

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by Chloe Foussianes From Town & Country Magazine Pince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have quite the trip planned for later this spring. From the March 17-29, the royal couple will be traveling through the Caribbean, visiting a whopping six different countries and one overseas territory. As a part of their tour, Charles and Camilla will […]

US: A Keys couple stole a sailboat for a Caribbean honeymoon. Now they’re off to prison

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By Gwen Filosa From Miami Herald This Florida Keys-inspired honeymoon ended in prison time. A federal judge Monday sentenced a Keys couple to 2 1/2 years in prison for stealing a 40-foot catamaran sailboat they took to Cuba in search of a romantic adventure on the high seas after quitting their jobs. Prosecutors had asked […]

Caribbean from Space

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SAILING OVER THE CARIBBEAN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION From Astro Biology Magazine Portions of Cuba, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are viewed from the International Space Station. For more on this story go to: https://www.astrobio.net/image-of-the-day/sailing-over-the-caribbean-from-the-international-space-station/

OPINION: So, what’s next? [No star countries]

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From Jolly Green I recently read with great interest an article in which Tobago was described as a two-star country.However, when you look at countries and attach stars to them, you may well notice there are several no star Caribbean countries, and even a couple which are reverse or minus star countries. Countries which were […]

Havana tornado: Cuba’s capital hit by rare twister

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From BBC Three people are dead and more than 172 injured after a rare tornado ripped through Cuba’s capital, Havana. With wind speeds of up to 100km/hr (60 mph), the first tornado to hit the city in decades uprooted trees and cut power in poor areas late on Sunday. President Miguel Diaz-Canel met emergency crews […]

The Editor speaks: Dengue fever is the Caribbean curse and Zika is back in Cuba

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The Cayman Islands government have issued a press release we have published today warning Cayman Islands’ residents to be aware of the symptoms of dengue as a precaution following increased activity in the region. Please make sure you read the story headlined “Dengue prevention and awareness urged” and take note of all the symptoms outlined […]

Cuba’s hidden Zika outbreak

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By Don Ward Hickett From Precision Vaccinations Will Zika continue in California, the Caribbean, Florida, and Puerto Rico in 2019? January 8th, 2019 – A recent study highlights how the Zika virus may still be spreading in the Americas, including the island of Cuba.  This study says Cuban authorities didn’t follow the agreed to the practice of notifying […]

CIMH warns of possible drought in most Caribbean countries

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From RJR News Online The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells have increased except in the Bahamas and Cuba during the first three months of this year.  The CIMH, in its Caribbean Climate Outlooks released Tuesday, said with an El Niño on forecast, chances of […]