November 13, 2019

The Jewish pirates who ruled the Caribbean

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By Andrew Paul From Mental Floss As European nations pushed westward in a mad dash for colonies from the 16th to 18th centuries, the Caribbean became a pirate’s paradise. Legendary sailors like Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and William “Captain” Kidd famously stalked the waters in search of vulnerable trading vessels. What’s less well known is that […]

Two OECS climate change activists raise awareness in the international arena

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Friday, July 19, 2019 — Two young environmental activists from the OECS have recently participated in the 3rd edition of the Peace Boat’s Ocean & Climate Youth Ambassador Programme. Saint Lucian Jevanic Henry and Montserratian Ashneil Jeffers have seized this opportunity to draw the attention of the international community to the urgent necessity to accelerate climate […]

Destinations of the week 10

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100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime Part 9 By Alison Millington From Business Insider Whether you’ve only spent a handful of days on the sand in your life or you’re a full-blown sunseeker, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches on this planet waiting to be discovered. And, whether you look for a […]

Portugal police ‘find cocaine in traveller’s padded pants’

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From BBC Police in Portugal have detained a man at Lisbon’s international airport accused of carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in fake buttocks. Local media said the Brazilian citizen had arrived on a flight from the city of Belém, in northern Brazil. It was not immediately clear how police discovered the case. A second man, […]

Caribbean air to send temperatures soaring (-ish) following those recent Scandinavian blasts

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By Phil Norris From Gloucestershire Live Why go to the Caribbean when the Caribbean is coming to the UK? Not exactly, of course, but warm air from the Caribbean is due to arrive and take the mercury above the seasonal average. Don’t go planning any outdoor Calypso dancing, however, as the mercury will only rise to […]

Destinations of the week

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  The 25 places you need to visit in 2018, according to the world’s top travel experts – Part 1 By Bobbie Edsor From Business Insider Sail through the air past towering waterfalls and gleaming glacial lakes in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.Unsplash/Leila Azevedo The more you travel, the more you realise there’s so much of the world […]

Widow eulogizes prominent Vincentian community activist

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life In a very emotional tribute Friday evening, Sherill-Ann Mason Haywood eulogized her late husband and prominent Vincentian community activist Maxwell Iwaki Haywood, recalling when they first met to his last active days in the community in New York. “As many of you here know, Maxwell had a very […]

Destinations of the week

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The 25 places you need to visit in 2018, according to the world’s top travel experts Part 1 The more you travel, the more you realise there’s so much of the world still to discover. In order to help you put together your 2018 travel bucket list, Business Insider asked the world’s most esteemed travel […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Death toll soars to dozens

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From BBC The fires have spread through large areas of Portugal and Spain At least 31 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires – dozens of which were still considered serious. […]

Amid wreckage of hurricane-devastated Caribbean, leaders see a climate change opening

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Tribune Media Service From Purduee Exponent SALYBIA, Dominica — In the ruins of his hurricane-ravaged nation, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sees the homes that have to be razed, the hospital and clinics that collapsed and the power lines that failed. But amid the overwhelming destruction wrought by a powerful Hurricane Maria last month, Skerrit […]