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

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

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

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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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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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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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Mainstream narratives around the United States’ new relations with Cuba often omit a history of US-sponsored terrorism, and the role of the Cuban Five in mounting a response

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

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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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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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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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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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J-FLAG successfully staged “The PRiDE of a People: Breaking the Rules of Oppression”, the country’s first ever LGBT pride celebrations.

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PRiDE JA 2015 was a well-received and successful celebration of Jamaican LGBT people and their allies. Latoya Nugent of J-FLAG shares her thoughts on the impact and future of the events and what they might mean for the greater Caribbean region.

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Washington, DC, October 10,2014 (AMG) – Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died on Wednesday …

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