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PORT OF SPAIN — An earthquake rattled several Caribbean islands including Dominica, Guadeloupe and Antigua today. The UWI Seismic Research Center said that a 4.2 magnitude quake took place at 10:42 a.m. today. The quake took place at a depth of 6.21 miles. It was located 30 miles SSW of

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KINGSTON — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus this year. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — A teenage boy died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Haiti. The 16-year-old was trying to enter his room on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise ship through a nearby balcony on Friday when he slipped and fell to his

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — For the first time ever, the IAEA’s School of Radiation Emergency Management celebrated the certification of trainees from the Caribbean. The successful completion of the School’s two-week course by the 23 students represents a crucial transfer of knowledge to the participating Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. Reflecting their

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – The U.S. Virgin Islands and at least 11 other Caribbean countries were were unsettled by a magnitude 3.4 earthquake early on Sunday. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that at 7:29 a.m. the tremor affected Anguilla, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Martin, Sint

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Every company usually starts out small. They may have either a single proprietor or just a few employees to help them get off the ground. Starting a business is never easy. Many of them fail before they reach their first year. For the companies that do succeed, they thrive because

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SANTA BARBARA — Fish farming—or aquaculture—in the Caribbean could produce more than 34 million metric tons of seafood per year—more than two orders of magnitude larger than the region’s current seafood production, a new study shows. There are only so many fish in the sea and our appetite for seafood

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PORT OF SPAIN — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago today, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, which occurred at 10:33 a.m. was the second tremor to hit the Caribbean today after one with a magnitude of 3.9 shook St.

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PORT OF SPAIN — With rich Caribbean fishing grounds on their doorstep, the villagers of Cedros in Trinidad are never short of fishermen’s tales to tell. The latest stories to do the rounds though, are not about record-breaking hauls of kingfish. Today the fishermen themselves have become the catch. “I was

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BUENOS AIRES — The economy the Caribbean and Latin America will grow 1.7 percent in 2019, a dip from the previous estimate of 1.8 percent, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said in its final economic report of the year. Next year’s growth will be driven

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