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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Barbados elects first president as it prepares to drop Queen as head of state
Caribbean nation elects governor general to new role prior to former British colony becoming a republic

Tom Phillips

21, Oct, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Caribbean leader warns against challenge to Commonwealth secretary general
Attempts to remove Lady Scotland run contrary to principle and tradition, says chair of Caricom bloc

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Sep, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Haiti’s earthquake has compounded years of corruption and political crisis | Jonathan M Katz
The 2010 earthquake response was riddled with failure. Haitians cannot afford another catastrophe, says author Jonathan M Katz

Jonathan M Katz

26, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Haiti needs help, but ‘not from aid workers who never leave their SUVs’
Beset by earthquakes, poverty and gang violence, the country is desperate for aid. However it must be the right kind, say locals

Joe Parkin Daniels

24, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Guyana to seek better royalties and terms for future oil contracts
Country’s vice-president’s remarks after investigation highlighted concerns about ExxonMobil deal

Antonia Juhasz for Floodlight and Reuters

18, Aug, 2021 @3:58 PM

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‘We brought colour to this country’: the matriarchs of Notting Hill carnival
Whether it’s online or on the streets, women have defined the carnival. We talk steel pans and skimpy costumes with the pioneers who set the tone for London’s huge celebration of Caribbean culture

Alex Mistlin

18, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I’d never seen a boat come in with so many bodies’: mortal cost of Atlantic migrant route
Every year thousands of refugees from conflict, climate and instability in Africa board vessels in search of a new life in Europe but hundreds never arrive

Sam Jones in Gran Canaria

08, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The return of Jimmy Cliff: ‘Rebel spirit is still in the Jamaican people’
As he releases new music at the age of 77, one of reggae’s foundational figures charts his astonishing life in music, via swinging London, Brazilian samba and the chaotic bravado of The Harder They Come

Lloyd Bradley

06, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to water from ships
Researchers find ‘significant relationship’ between stony coral tissue loss disease and nearby shipping

Jewel Fraser in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

22, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rapso: discover the pride and power of Trinidad’s rap-soca music
The striking vocalist Brother Resistance, who died this month, helmed a politically astute hybrid of rap and soca that opened new possibilities in Caribbean music

David Katz

21, Jul, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Secrets of rebel slaves in Barbados will finally be revealed
British Library releases vast trove of digitised 19th-century newspapers to bring stories of fugitives to life

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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