December 16, 2019

Caribbean Project: Review: The Big Truck That Went By

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From Before It’s News Haiti Jonathan M. Katz’s The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster is a memoir by the only full time AP reporter who was stationed in Haiti during the 2010 Haitian earthquake. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck […]

Haiti no longer US imminent danger area; Guantanamo stays

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From Caribbean360 Following the periodic review, the Department of Defence said that the threat of harm to US military personnel “has been significantly reduced in many countries.” WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Tuesday January 7, 2014, CMC – The United States Department of Defence (DOD) says Haiti is no longer among some locations designated as “imminent […]

US politician files million dollar lawsuit for “Caribbean hex”

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From Caribbean360 The losing candidate says her opponent targeted her East Harlem building as the canvas for a five-storey image of a bodiless rooster atop wooden poles. NEW YORK, United States, Monday January 6, 2014, CMC – A politician who lost the New York Democratic Primary elections to the front-runner for the City Council speaker […]

6 Mexico police officers detained in US man’s death in Caribbean resort city

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From The Republic Columbus Indiana CANCUN, Mexico — Mexican authorities say they have detained six police officers in the death of a U.S. man who died after being arrested for disorderly conduct in the resort city of Playa del Carmen. Quintana Roo state Assistant Attorney General Carlos Alvarez said Friday that Yeudi Estrada Carrero died […]

N America weather: Polar vortex brings record temperatures

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From BBC US officials have issued ‘deadly’ cold weather warnings Parts of the US and Canada are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a “polar vortex” weather pattern blasts North America. A winter storm has already blanketed areas of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (60 cm) of snow. More than […]

US-based Caribbean newspaper names its ‘Caribbean People of the Year’

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK (CMC) – A Caribbean publication here has named several Caribbean personalities, including calypso legend the Mighty Sparrow, pop-singing super star Rihanna, winner of The Voice reality show, Tessane Chin and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, among its ‘Caribbean People of the Year’. The Brooklyn-based weekly newspaper, ‘Caribbean People’, owned […]

Qunar mobile air ticket bookings exceed 60,000 in a day

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Company also named top ticket booking app by downloads and usage BEIJING, Jan 03, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Qunar Cayman Islands Limited QUNR +3.92% (“Qunar” or the “Company”), China’s leading search-based travel commerce platform, today announced that it achieved a single-day record for air ticket bookings, with more than 60,000 over the New […]

US north-east snow storm causes travel chaos

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From BBC Fire crew’s hose spray freezes in US winter weather A winter storm has caused travel chaos in the north-eastern US, bringing up to two feet (60cm) of snow to some places. Some 2,300 flights were cancelled as the storm approached, with hundreds more to be affected on Friday. New York’s JFK airport closed […]

A case for compensation for climate change destruction

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 The Caribbean can no longer merely endure the effects of global warming whose evidence is plain to see and whose offenders have been identified by no less an organization than the United Nations says Sir Ronald Sanders. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday January 2, 2014 – Can the countries of the […]

Caribbean chikungunya outbreak grows, poses threat to US

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Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring writes From croftsblogs Health officials are reporting a sharp rise in the number of patients sickened in a chikungunya fever outbreak centered on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, which may signal an increasing risk to the US mainland. On the French part of the island, where most of the infections […]