December 16, 2019

IMF calls on Caribbean to take climate change action

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By James Young From BNamericas The IMF issued a call for Caribbean nations to bolster insurance protection and resilience infrastructure in the face of therising risk of natural disasters with climate change. “As global warming continues to increase sea-water temperatures, the Caribbean isbecoming more vulnerable to increasingly frequent and damaging natural disasters,” said IMF in a statement. “Policies that build resilience […]

Maria grows to a Cat 3*, nears already battered Caribbean [5PM NHC advisory now Cat 4]

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From Newsmax Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3* [now Cat 4] storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger. The storm was on a path that would take it near many of the islands already wrecked […]

The Editor Speaks: Ivan, Irma and what else?

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September 11th/12th passed the thirteenth anniversary of Hurricane Ivan and everyone who was here and when the storm hit us plus, the aftermath, can identify a lot with everyone who has just gone through Irma and before that Harvey. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been exceptionally busy with several remarkable and record-breaking events, the […]

BARBUDA – Fishing industry almost destroyed

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From Caribbean News Service The tiny island of Barbuda was, in the words of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, decimated by Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 tropical cyclone destroyed over 90 percent of the buildings on the island. Images of the aftermath show an island reduced to rubble. Barbuda’s economy is supported by fishing and agriculture. […]

More aid, evacuations in Caribbean islands battered by Irma

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By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and DESMOND BOYLAN AP From Fox News HAVANA –  With ports mended and weather cleared, officials sent in more aid and arranged stepped-up evacuations Monday in remote Caribbean islands devastated and cut off by Hurricane Irma. Many in the chain of Leeward Islands known as the playground for the rich and famous […]

Days after Irma, still no word from some Caribbean islands

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BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND ALEX HARRIS From Miami Herald Days after Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands and claiming at least 20 lives, officials still haven’t heard from some areas hit by the storm or fully assessed the damage. A second storm in the region — Category 4 Hurricane Jose — seemed […]

Cayman Airways offers hurricane help

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Airways has lowered its fares for Caymanians and travelers in south Florida so they can come home or avoid the ravages of Hurricane Irma. One way fares to Cayman have been reduced to $69 with no change fee and no baggage fee. “As a government we need to make […]