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Dominica grapples with grim aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika

HIGHLIGHT - Tropical Storm Erika has brought devastation to Dominica in a way that seemingly had not been anticipated by the island’s government or emergency planners, after a sudden shift in the storm's path.

By midday on Thursday, intense rains associated with the storm caused rivers to burst their banks, triggering intense flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people. Twenty others remain missing, but a final toll is not expected until full communication facilities are restored.

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Western countries, firms and NGOs have benefited significantly from Haiti’s underdevelopment, but nobody is talking about it

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Unpopular at home amid economic hardships, the Maduro regime has made a clearly illegal claim to Guyana’s territorial waters

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Co-Ops are proving to be a successful alternative to full capitalist reform in Cuba’s economy, but challenges remain

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New risk models show a potentially large earthquake in Caribbean subduction zones would be capable of generating catastrophic tsunamis

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A regional LGBT lobby has criticized a Jamaican evangelical group’s petition against LGBT equality in the Caribbean, following a US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality

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Whilst Caribbean countries are not alone in restricting dual citizens from holding elected office, these laws have a much more pronounced effect here for a simple reason

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Despite Haiti being forced to pay billions in reparations to former slave-owners in France in exchange for its own independence, the French president has a different concept of what constitutes “moral debt”

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An IMF-influenced austerity budget that prioritises debt pay-down over capital expenditure is exerting negative social impacts in Jamaica, mitigated only by politically unsustainable support from China and Venezuela

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St. Lucian Prime Minister says that CARICOM is being held hostage by member countries unwilling to commit, in a wide ranging critique of the regional institution

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New letters from US Members of Congress question austerity policies in Jamaica and Greece that have resulted in unsustainable debt burdens

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Despite apparent moves by CARICOM to regionally isolate the Dominican Republic, the country is poised to be an economic powerhouse in the region, at CARICOM’s loss

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A look at the PPP/C Government’s track records, election campaigns and the campaign promises of the APNU+AFC alliance contesting the polls

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President Obama’s moves in Latin America have already made history, but his Caribbean policies give governments in the region less to rejoice about

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Teen businessman-in-the-making he is not. Warren Cassell is already a mogul.

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US Vice-President Joe Biden said that Caribbean energy is “equal to anything else America is doing around the world”, and it has a lot to with PetroCaribe

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Wielding handguns and a grenade, three prisoners broke free from Port of Spain prison in a dramatic episode that left one dead, two unapprehended, and a police officer murdered

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On the tenth anniversary of the CCJ, there is still piecemeal adoption across the region of the Court as a final Court of Appeal

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At the time, it was called “America’s least successful experiment in imperialism.” But one hundred years later, it now seems to be one of America’s most enduring.

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Why were HIV-infected Cubans, including those with an aggressive viral strain, still treatment naive during a medical study?

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In 1972, the leaders of Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago put themselves and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed

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In Jamaica, the murder of Mario Deane while in state custody calls into question how Jamaica treats its prisoners and its poor

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For a growing number of Black Dutch youth, the dismantling of a December blackface parade is non-negotiable, despite pushback from The Netherlands’ white majority

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Fearing violent reprisals, Jamaican gay Javed Jaghai has dropped a constitutional challenge to Jamaica’s sodomy law which criminalises sex between men

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While reestablishing ties between Cuba and the U.S. seems to be easy with fast progress, in reality it is a complex and challenging process.

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