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# caribbean - Monday 16 August, 2021

Haiti earthquake death toll rises to 1,419
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Haiti earthquake death toll rises to 1,419

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 10:37 PM 19,134 Views 10 Comments

Saturday’s earthquake has left at least 5,700 people injured.

# caribbean - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Three people dead as Tropical Storm Elsa speeds through Caribbean
# Hurricane Elsa
# Hurricane Elsa

Three people dead as Tropical Storm Elsa speeds through Caribbean

Jul 4th 2021, 7:15 AM 10,634 Views 1 Comment

Elsa has caused widespread damage in several eastern Caribbean islands as a Category 1 hurricane.

# caribbean - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Ash pours down on Caribbean island after volcanic explosion
# La Soufriere
# La Soufriere

Ash pours down on Caribbean island after volcanic explosion

Apr 10th 2021, 3:32 PM 21,067 Views 7 Comments

The volcano, which last erupted in 1979, kept rumbling as experts warned that explosive eruptions could continue for days.

# caribbean - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Woman killed after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas
# Caribbean
# Caribbean

Woman killed after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas

Jun 27th 2019, 11:43 AM 33,488 Views 14 Comments

Californian woman Jordan Lindsay (21) was snorkeling with her family when she was attacked by the predators.

# caribbean - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Cruise ship quarantined off Caribbean island of St Lucia following outbreak of measles on board
# Freewinds
# Freewinds

Cruise ship quarantined off Caribbean island of St Lucia following outbreak of measles on board

May 2nd 2019, 11:09 AM 20,533 Views 19 Comments

The ship is used as a retreat location by the Church of Scientology.

# caribbean - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'National shame': UK government apologises after threats to deport people who had right to stay
# Windrush
# Windrush

'National shame': UK government apologises after threats to deport people who had right to stay

Apr 17th 2018, 8:26 AM 14,905 Views 48 Comments

Some among the Windrush generation who were granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK have faced deportation.

# caribbean - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico
# Caribbean
# Caribbean

Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico

Oct 12th 2017, 9:08 PM 25,682 Views 56 Comments

The US President says they have a financial crisis ‘of their own making’.

# caribbean - Saturday 23 September, 2017

70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico
# Hurricane Maria
# Hurricane Maria

70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico

Sep 23rd 2017, 7:54 AM 9,460 Views 4 Comments

Puerto Rico has been ravaged by the storm.

# caribbean - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Hurricane Irma destroyed or 'significantly damaged' 90% of homes on Florida Keys
# Sunshine State
# Sunshine State

Hurricane Irma destroyed or 'significantly damaged' 90% of homes on Florida Keys

Sep 13th 2017, 7:54 AM 15,079 Views 17 Comments

The deadly hurricane has killed at least 50 people across the Caribbean and the United States.

# caribbean - Friday 8 September, 2017

'I have nothing. Nothing left': Hurricane Irma leaves 21 dead after ravaging the Caribbean
# Destruction
# Destruction

'I have nothing. Nothing left': Hurricane Irma leaves 21 dead after ravaging the Caribbean

Sep 8th 2017, 7:29 PM 12,997 Views 9 Comments

The hurricane is making its way towards the coast of Florida.

# caribbean - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Hurricane Irma claims its first two lives - and TWO more massive storms are brewing over the Atlantic
# Eye Of The Storm
# Eye Of The Storm

Hurricane Irma claims its first two lives - and TWO more massive storms are brewing over the Atlantic

Sep 6th 2017, 10:51 PM 24,543 Views 39 Comments

Two people have died on the islands of St Barts and St Martin, with another two people seriously injured.

People urged to take shelter as the most powerful Atlantic storm in history starts to hit
# Hurricane Irma
# Hurricane Irma

People urged to take shelter as the most powerful Atlantic storm in history starts to hit

Sep 6th 2017, 12:23 PM 82,668 Views 94 Comments

Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and possibly Florida will be hit by the hurricane.

# caribbean - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years

Mar 29th 2017, 10:46 AM 15,032 Views 30 Comments

No motive was given for the attack.

# caribbean - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Search called off after woman 'falls overboard from cruise ship'
# Queen Mary 2
# Queen Mary 2

Search called off after woman 'falls overboard from cruise ship'

Dec 24th 2016, 1:06 PM 25,073 Views 8 Comments

A 74-year-old woman was reported missing yesterday, a day after the ship set sail from New York.

# caribbean - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool

Aug 31st 2016, 9:05 PM 41,203 Views 11 Comments

Police on the island have confirmed they are treating the incident as a tragic accident.

# caribbean - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea
# All At Sea
# All At Sea

Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea

Aug 17th 2016, 7:33 PM 33,975 Views 18 Comments

Passengers were rescued and no major injuries have been reported.

# caribbean - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics
# Kimpossible
From The42
# Kimpossible

At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics

Jul 20th 2016, 4:58 PM 7,679 Views 6 Comments

The St Kitts and Nevis man has resolved a row with his national body stemming from missed training at London 2012.

# caribbean - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Ever wondered why Montserrat have a day off for St Patrick's Day too?
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Ever wondered why Montserrat have a day off for St Patrick's Day too?

Mar 17th 2016, 5:00 PM 11,931 Views 31 Comments

Today, Montserrat’s connection to an ‘Irish’ identity is strong but this has not always been the case.

# caribbean - Friday 26 June, 2015

Denis O'Brien wants people to buy at least $200m of his company
# Caribbean Gold
# Caribbean Gold

Denis O'Brien wants people to buy at least $200m of his company

Jun 26th 2015, 4:39 PM 17,156 Views 67 Comments

Big plans from DOB.

# caribbean - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship
# Puerto Rico
# Puerto Rico

Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship

Apr 16th 2015, 6:50 AM 52,235 Views 0 Comments

The search is concentrated near the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

# caribbean - Saturday 4 April, 2015

FBI investigating suspected murder-suicide on Caribbean cruise ship
# MS Ryndam
# MS Ryndam

FBI investigating suspected murder-suicide on Caribbean cruise ship

Apr 4th 2015, 7:15 AM 17,747 Views 7 Comments

The deceased man and woman, Americans thought to be around 50, were found in their cabin.

# caribbean - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Diver films octopus' amazing camouflage skills, and it's bloody terrifying
# Boo!
From The Daily Edge
# Boo!

Diver films octopus' amazing camouflage skills, and it's bloody terrifying

Feb 4th 2015, 7:31 AM 4,887 Views 1 Comment

OK, and a little bit impressive too.

# caribbean - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Peace activist rescued after attempting to cross Caribbean in "hamster wheel"
# Walk On Water
# Walk On Water

Peace activist rescued after attempting to cross Caribbean in "hamster wheel"

Oct 5th 2014, 2:52 PM 12,120 Views 14 Comments

When the Coast Gurard first arrived Reza Baluchi asked them how to get to Bermuda

# caribbean - Friday 5 September, 2014

Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast
# Caribbean
# Caribbean

Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast

Sep 5th 2014, 7:14 PM 57,384 Views 83 Comments

The plane was pursued by US fighter jets until it entered Cuban airspace.

# caribbean - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Caribbean coral reefs could vanish within 20 years because of humans
# Gonezo
# Gonezo

Caribbean coral reefs could vanish within 20 years because of humans

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:54 AM 6,557 Views 59 Comments

Overfishing, pollution and global warming have all contributed to killing off the coral reefs.

# caribbean - Saturday 1 February, 2014

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Feb 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 10,686 Views 12 Comments

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# caribbean - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Holiday from hell as 600 aboard Caribbean cruise ship contract norovirus
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Holiday from hell as 600 aboard Caribbean cruise ship contract norovirus

Jan 28th 2014, 10:22 AM 20,362 Views 23 Comments

Hundreds of passengers and crew members fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea according to the the US Centers for Disease Control.

# caribbean - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O'Brien targets 'massive push' in 2014
# Expansion
# Expansion

Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O'Brien targets 'massive push' in 2014

Jan 21st 2014, 4:55 PM 11,640 Views 43 Comments

In an interview with the Financial Times, O’Brien said that an expected $650m dividend from the company to him “hasn’t been paid yet”.

# caribbean - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Video: 'Evil' King Joffrey in Haiti with aid agency GOAL
# Haiti
# Haiti

Video: 'Evil' King Joffrey in Haiti with aid agency GOAL

Nov 6th 2013, 7:13 PM 7,505 Views 8 Comments

Since arriving on Monday Gleeson has visited a number of the facilities supported by GOAL.

# caribbean - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
# Shipwreck
# Shipwreck

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

May 8th 2013, 10:46 AM 19,574 Views 22 Comments

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

# caribbean - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Cuba urged to allow duty-free imports after storm
# Sandy
# Sandy

Cuba urged to allow duty-free imports after storm

Oct 30th 2012, 5:32 PM 7,435 Views 14 Comments

Cuba’s government has been asked to help victims of Hurricane Sandy by suspending duties on imports of basic necessities such as food and medicine.

# caribbean - Friday 26 October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Oct 26th 2012, 7:31 AM 4,842 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters have warned that the massive hurricane could now merge with North American weather systems and morph into a powerful hybrid that US media have dubbed a “Frankenstorm.”

# caribbean - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Isaac's death toll rises to nine as storm moves towards US
# Isaac
# Isaac

Isaac's death toll rises to nine as storm moves towards US

Aug 26th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,338 Views 7 Comments

Storm continues to make its way towards the US coast after bringing heavy winds, rains and flooding to Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

# caribbean - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics
# Trouble In Paradise
From The42
# Trouble In Paradise

Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics

Aug 4th 2012, 5:58 PM 2,391 Views 2 Comments

“I’m a grown man with kids, about to have grandkids.” Says the (possibly former) St Kitts and Nevis sprinter.

# caribbean - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley
# Jammin'
# Jammin'

Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley

Jul 11th 2012, 9:11 PM 5,002 Views 8 Comments

It was definitely a compliment, according to the scientist who came up with the idea.

# caribbean - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Paradis Lost? Who gets the island in the Johnny Depp split?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

Paradis Lost? Who gets the island in the Johnny Depp split?

Jun 20th 2012, 3:55 PM 9,777 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis announced this week that they’re to separate. Will there be a row over their private Caribbean island?

# caribbean - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

Jun 6th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,646 Views 12 Comments

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

# caribbean - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Bin Hammam set for hearing as he seeks to overturn ban
# Plea
From The42
# Plea

Bin Hammam set for hearing as he seeks to overturn ban

Apr 17th 2012, 8:54 PM 283 Views 3 Comments

The controversial ex-FIFA presidential candidate has taken his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

# caribbean - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic
# Rescue
# Rescue

Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic

Jan 31st 2012, 11:17 AM 2,086 Views 1 Comment

The six rowers, five British and one Irish, were taking part in a challenge to row from Morocco to Barbados.

# caribbean - Monday 22 August, 2011

Richard Branson's house burns down - but Kate Winslet escapes
# Fire
From The Daily Edge
# Fire

Richard Branson's house burns down - but Kate Winslet escapes

Aug 22nd 2011, 5:36 PM 1,374 Views 5 Comments

The billionaire’s son reportedly helped Oscar-winning actress Winslet flee the fire at Branson’s Caribbean home.

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