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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Caribbean

Last year
Boat carrying Haitian migrants sinks off Bahamas, killing 17 people
15 women, one man and an infant have died.
All time
Haiti earthquake death toll rises to 1,419
Saturday’s earthquake has left at least 5,700 people injured.
Three people dead as Tropical Storm Elsa speeds through Caribbean
Elsa has caused widespread damage in several eastern Caribbean islands as a Category 1 hurricane.
Ash pours down on Caribbean island after volcanic explosion
The volcano, which last erupted in 1979, kept rumbling as experts warned that explosive eruptions could continue for days.
Woman killed after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas
Californian woman Jordan Lindsay (21) was snorkeling with her family when she was attacked by the predators.
Cruise ship quarantined off Caribbean island of St Lucia following outbreak of measles on board
The ship is used as a retreat location by the Church of Scientology.
'National shame': UK government apologises after threats to deport people who had right to stay
Some among the Windrush generation who were granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK have faced deportation.
Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico
The US President says they have a financial crisis ‘of their own making’.
70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has been ravaged by the storm.
Hurricane Irma destroyed or 'significantly damaged' 90% of homes on Florida Keys
The deadly hurricane has killed at least 50 people across the Caribbean and the United States.
'I have nothing. Nothing left': Hurricane Irma leaves 21 dead after ravaging the Caribbean
The hurricane is making its way towards the coast of Florida.
Hurricane Irma claims its first two lives - and TWO more massive storms are brewing over the Atlantic
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
Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and possibly Florida will be hit by the hurricane.
Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
No motive was given for the attack.
Search called off after woman 'falls overboard from cruise ship'
A 74-year-old woman was reported missing yesterday, a day after the ship set sail from New York.
Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool
Police on the island have confirmed they are treating the incident as a tragic accident.
Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea
Passengers were rescued and no major injuries have been reported.
At the age of 40(!) sprinter Kim Collins will compete at his 6th Olympics
The St Kitts and Nevis man has resolved a row with his national body stemming from missed training at London 2012.
Ever wondered why Montserrat have a day off for St Patrick's Day too?
Today, Montserrat’s connection to an ‘Irish’ identity is strong but this has not always been the case.
Denis O'Brien wants people to buy at least $200m of his company
Big plans from DOB.
Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship
The search is concentrated near the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
FBI investigating suspected murder-suicide on Caribbean cruise ship
The deceased man and woman, Americans thought to be around 50, were found in their cabin.
Diver films octopus' amazing camouflage skills, and it's bloody terrifying
OK, and a little bit impressive too.
Peace activist rescued after attempting to cross Caribbean in "hamster wheel"
When the Coast Gurard first arrived Reza Baluchi asked them how to get to Bermuda
Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast
The plane was pursued by US fighter jets until it entered Cuban airspace.
Caribbean coral reefs could vanish within 20 years because of humans
Overfishing, pollution and global warming have all contributed to killing off the coral reefs.
RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
Holiday from hell as 600 aboard Caribbean cruise ship contract norovirus
Hundreds of passengers and crew members fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea according to the the US Centers for Disease Control.
Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O'Brien targets 'massive push' in 2014
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”.
Video: 'Evil' King Joffrey in Haiti with aid agency GOAL
Since arriving on Monday Gleeson has visited a number of the facilities supported by GOAL.
Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.
Cuba urged to allow duty-free imports after storm
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.
Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US
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.”
Isaac's death toll rises to nine as storm moves towards US
Storm continues to make its way towards the US coast after bringing heavy winds, rains and flooding to Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics
“I’m a grown man with kids, about to have grandkids.” Says the (possibly former) St Kitts and Nevis sprinter.
Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley
It was definitely a compliment, according to the scientist who came up with the idea.
Paradis Lost? Who gets the island in the Johnny Depp split?
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis announced this week that they’re to separate. Will there be a row over their private Caribbean island?
Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn
It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.
Bin Hammam set for hearing as he seeks to overturn ban
The controversial ex-FIFA presidential candidate has taken his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic
The six rowers, five British and one Irish, were taking part in a challenge to row from Morocco to Barbados.