Caribbean

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Weatherwatch: the climate of the Windward Islands
The Caribbean islands enjoy dry and sunny weather most of the year but are vulnerable during hurricane season

Stephen Moss

23, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Haiti hit by storm as officials fear quake death toll could rise
Tropical depression makes landfall over areas already hit by Saturday’s quake that killed at least 1,419

Tom Phillips and Jean Daniel Delone in Port-au-Prince and Karen McVeigh

17, Aug, 2021 @6:02 AM

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Weatherwatch: the climate of the Leeward Islands
Eastern Caribbean islands enjoy pleasant weather all year, but are also prone to tropical storms and hurricanes

Stephen Moss

03, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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We could have a ship on standby for emergencies like Hurricane Dorian | Letters
Letters: Captain Kevin Slade describes his proposal for a non-military relief vessel to be stationed permanently in the Caribbean

Letters

08, Sep, 2019 @5:05 PM

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Britain 'will strengthen response to hurricanes in Caribbean'
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson plans improved coordination with other countries

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

04, Jul, 2018 @4:07 PM

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'It’s terrible': how Windrush row turned one man's life upside down
Lloyd Grant, who left Jamaica in 1970, has been homeless since being wrongly told he was not allowed to live and work in UK

Sarah Marsh

21, May, 2018 @12:04 PM

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Climate change in the Caribbean – learning lessons from Irma and Maria
Increasingly unfamiliar and unpredictable weather events mean that business as usual is not an option for these islands to survive

Dr Michael Taylor

06, Oct, 2017 @10:43 AM

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A place in the sun, in Hurricane Alley: was this my worst investment ever? | David Blanchflower
We flew south for the winter, and right into the path of Hurricane Irma, writes economist David Blanchflower

David Blanchflower

22, Sep, 2017 @2:32 PM

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Puerto Rico loses electricity after Hurricane Maria flash flooding – as it happened
Storm pummels Puerto Rico and leaves island of Dominica devastated

Amanda Holpuch, Damien Gayle, Matthew Weaver, Claire Phipps and Sam Levin

20, Sep, 2017 @9:51 PM

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British Virgin Islands to face 155mph winds with Hurricane Maria
Destruction might be less than Hurricane Irma’s but storm surge and flooding a real danger warns UK commander

Kevin Rawlinson

20, Sep, 2017 @2:18 PM

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Caribbean faces fresh devastation as Hurricane Maria hits islands
Eye of storm expected to pass near Dominica on Monday evening with hurricane set to hit eastern islands still struggling after Hurricane Irma

Amanda Holpuch in New York and Daniel Cassady in San Juan

19, Sep, 2017 @12:07 AM

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Scaling up our response to super-hurricanes
Weatherwatch As oceans warm and the probability of more intense tropical storms rises, is it time to revamp the rating system?

Kate Ravilious

14, Sep, 2017 @8:30 PM

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