November 18, 2019

4 dead, 12 injured in Haiti as truck crashes near border

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AP From Yahoo News PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti say four people have died and a dozen injured when a truck crashed near the border with the Dominican Republic. Justice official Pierre Reneau says that all those injured are hospitalized. The accident occurred Monday morning in the northeast town of Ouanamin the. Authorities […]

Men in police uniforms ‘massacre’ unarmed civilians in Haiti

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By Zamira Rahim From Independent UK ‘They were shooting and I was running to save my life’  At least 21 people have been murdered in Haiti, after a group of men in uniform opened fire on unarmed residents in an impoverished neighbourhood. The men arrived in Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital, in a police truck, carrying machetes and guns. They were accompanied […]

The intoxicating languor of the Caribbean

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From Repeating Islands WRITTEN IN 1929, PAUL MORAND’S CARIBBEAN WINTER IS FINALLY AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH. IF YOU DISREGARD THE RACISM, IT’S A TRAVELOGUE THAT’S HARD TO BEAT A review by Ian Thomson for The Spectator. Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.Caribbean WinterPaul Morand, translated and with an introduction by Mary Gallagher […]

Caribbean urged to be prepared for ‘big one’

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The head of the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Joan Lutchman, is reiterating calls for the region to be prepared for a major earthquake after several parts of the Caribbean are jolted by […]

Saint Lucia held by Cayman Islands in Concacaf qualifier

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From St Lucia Online (SNO) –– Saint Lucia were left frustrated on Match-day 3 in Concacaf Nations League qualifier, ending in a scoreless draw away to the Cayman Islands at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday night. It was a first point after three matches for the home team, whilst Saint Lucia now have […]

Best in clean energy revealed at Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

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From CARICOM ( Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum Press Release) The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the regional clean energy market, today announced eight winners for its second annual CREF Industry Awards. The winners were recognised on stage at the 10th CREF in Miami. New Energy Events, the organisers of CREF, […]

Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity

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By Blaine Friedlander From Cornell Chronicle Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters. “Climate change – where mean temperatures rise – has already affected drought risk in the Caribbean. […]

This naturalized US citizen and Caribbean national has been indicted for bribery

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Nov. 1, 2018: A Caribbean national and naturalized U.S. citizen has been indicted by the U.S. Justice Department for conspiring to bribe senior government officials in the Republic of Haiti. Roger Richard Boncy, 74, a tourism promoter, who resides in Madrid, Spain, has been charged in a superseding […]

OECS Commission Statement on Haiti Earthquake

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By Bernadette Auguste International Relations Officer OECS Commission Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has called on the international community to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive relief effort to assist the people and Government of Haiti following the recent 5.9 magnitude earthquake which to date has left more than eleven dead and […]

Another deadly earthquake in Haiti kills at least 12 people

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By Claudia Dominguez and Holly Yan, CNN Earthquake rocks northern Haiti (CNN)Once again, nature has dealt a deadly blow to Haiti. At least 12 people were killed and 188 were wounded after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northern Haiti on Saturday night, the country’s interior ministry said Sunday. On Sunday, President Jovenel Moïse visited the […]