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Four dead, dozens missing after Venezuelan migrant boat sinks

At least four people drowned and dozens are reported missing after a boat carrying Venezuelan migrants sank on its way to the Caribbean island of Curacao.

published on : 12th January 2018

Dutch St Martin's PM William Marlin quits after pressure over Irma aid

William Marlin announced his resignation after a spat with The Netherlands over aid following a devastating hurricane that hit the Caribbean island.

published on : 25th November 2017

Latin America is world's most violent region for women: United Nations

UN Women and the UN Development Programme found assaults on women persisted in the region despite severe laws aimed at curbing the phenomenon.

published on : 23rd November 2017

Disney facing copyright lawsuit over 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise

The company is being sued by screenwriters, A. Lee Alfred II and Ezequiel Martinez Jr., who allege that the company stole their idea from a 2000 spec script.

published on : 16th November 2017

Dutch to give storm-hit isles 600 million euros to rebuild

Power lines were downed, trees uprooted and buildings torn apart when Irma whipped across the island, leaving a trail of damage across the Caribbean arcing.

published on : 11th November 2017

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to visit devastated Caribbean islands

Guterres will travel to Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica on Saturday to get a close-up view of the damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria that hit within two weeks.

published on : 4th October 2017

Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food.

published on : 25th September 2017

Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica: Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

The toll from Dominica brings the overall number of confirmed deaths caused by Hurricane Maria to 18, including two in Guadeloupe and one in Puerto Rico.

published on : 22nd September 2017

Hurricane Maria leaves one dead, two missing in Guadeloupe

The person was killed by a falling tree, the local administration said, while two more were reported missing after their ship sank off Desirade.

published on : 19th September 2017

Hurricane Maria intensifying into 'potentially catastrophic' Category Five storm makes landfall on eastern Caribbean

The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT on Tuesday with top winds swirling at 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, NHC said.

published on : 19th September 2017

Britain increases aid for storm-hit Caribbean islands

Britain on Wednesday announced an extra £25 million in aid for its territories in the Caribbean that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma.

published on : 13th September 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron to visit Caribbean islands hit by Irma

Emmanuel Macron will visit French Caribbean islands hammered by Hurricane Irma where residents have criticized the government for not doing enough to prepare them for the storm's devastation.

published on : 12th September 2017

'Pinocchio,' 'Fantasia' animator Xavier 'X' Atencio dead at 98

Xavier Atencio, an animator behind early Disney movies including "Pinocchio" and "Fantasia" and "imagineer" behind Disneyland rides like "Pirates of the Caribbean" has died at age 98.

published on : 12th September 2017

After leaving death trail in Caribbean, Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba as massive storm, say US forecasters

It had maximum sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour and was moving west at 20 kilometers per hour, also posing an increasing threat to the US state of Florida.

published on : 9th September 2017

Hurricane Irma most enduring super-storm on record: French weather service

The super-storm, which has ravaged small island nations in its path, tops the record set by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which also packed nearly 300 km/h winds, but for 24 hours.

published on : 7th September 2017
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