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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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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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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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Critics of an EU tax-haven blacklist say the organisation is playing dice with small states’ reputations, while ignoring European tax avoidance hubs

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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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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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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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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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Despite a drop in fuel costs, both the airlines and regional governments are keen to keep up revenues – to the detriment of the tourism market

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

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

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

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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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An Exxon Mobil oil discovery off the coast of Guyana could have unearthed 700 million barrels of oil worth up to US$40bil – or twelve times the country’s GDP – government sources claim

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet Dr. Wayne Kublasingh, the protester who is now on the 17th day of a hunger strike in protest of Trinidad’s largest and most complex infrastructure development to date.

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