November 15, 2019

OPINION: A 747 Aircraft recently arrived in St Vincent operated by Vincentians

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By Jolly Green Boeing 747, First flight February 9, 1969. Introduction to service January 22, 1970, with Pan American World Airways. According to manufacturers, 747s are capable of 20,000 cycles, so if that’s two flights per day at 8+ hours each, we are looking at 30 years. If a passenger 747–400 starts service in 1989, […]

CDB to improve climate resilience in Sandy Bay, St Vincent

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved financing of USD13.4 million to the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to enhance the resilience of the Sandy Bay and other North Windward communities to coastal hazards and the potential impacts of climate change. […]

Invitation to launch & public consultation of OECS development strategy

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OECS Media Alert: ‘Its Your Future – Its Your Say’ Public Consultation on the OECS Development Strategy Thursday, March 21, 2019 — The OECS Commission in conjunction with its extensive stakeholders over a period of two years has developed a leading Development Strategy for Member Nations of the OECS to tap into the immense economic opportunities […]

Caribbean islands jolted by earthquake

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CMC From Nation News PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.6 rocked several Caribbean islands early Wednesday morning, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. SRC said that the quake, which occurred at 1:13 a.m. was located at Latitude 12.84 north, Longitude […]

Caribbean islands rattled by two earthquakes

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, which occurred at 10:33 am (9:33 am Jamaica time) was the second tremor to hit the Caribbean on Friday after one with […]

Caribbean ‘frontier societies’ like St Vincent are defined by the ever-present interplay between the civilised and the wild

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By Philip Nanton From LSE Historical shifts and contemporary changes in St Vincent and the Grenadines reveal how the frontier between the wild and the civilised is ever-present and continually shifting in the Caribbean and beyond. Colonisers once recoiled from untameable peoples and landscapes, as did the establishment from “out of control” self-organising religious movements like the […]

Belize’s thriving Afro-Caribbean community

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By Heide Brandes From BBC When West Africans on their way to the New World’s slave markets escaped in 1635, they intermarried with Caribbean islanders to create a new and distinct culture. The boats came at dawn along the shores of the town of Dangriga on the coast of Belize. Onboard, vibrantly dressed men, women […]

ECSC paving the way to a modern, efficient judiciary for the Eastern Caribbean

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From Searchlight Last week the body of legal professionals across nine Caribbean countries gathered for a full ceremonial Opening of the Law Year, for the first time since 2016. The normal routine for the Opening of the Law Year consists of church ceremonies being held simultaneously in the nine member states of the Organization of […]

TT ruggers perfect at RAN Sevens

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By Andrew Gioannetti From NewsDay tt BOTH TT’s men and women’s teams enjoyed a flawless day of rugby as they won all their group matches to enter today, the second and final day of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championships, with a clear sight at the cup. The tournament is being staged at the […]

Why we need to protect turtles

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Courtesy Richard Branson, Virgin Airlines From OECS Incredible to see these cute leatherback turtle hatchlings flip flopping over each other on Necker’s Turtle Beach as they make their way down to the ocean for the first time. One of my favourite things about living in the BVI is being surrounded by such stunning scenery and […]