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Three people were killed yesterday in Haiti as heavy rains associated with the powerful Hurricane Maria lashed sections of the country. The police report that a 45-year-old man drowned as he attempted to cross the Grand Ravine river. They say...

GEOGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The British Government is working with Guyana in an effort to get supplies to countries in the region that have been devastated by hurricanes. On Thursday, Minister of State Joe Harmon said the British Government through...

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): The Bahamas government Monday distanced itself from a so-called “Cash Grant Programme” that is aimed at helping people improve their standard of living. In a brief statement, the government said it is “aware...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP): Dutch officials: Irma damaged or destroyed 70 percent of St. Maarten homes, leaving island vulnerable to Jose's approach. More to come ...

MIAMI (AP): Jose strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane; tropical storm warnings in effect for already ravaged Caribbean islands.  

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that four people were confirmed dead in St Martin, lowering a previous toll of eight deaths given by local rescue officials. Philippe said around 50 people were injured, including two seriously, on St...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): The tourist board for the Caribbean island of Anguilla says the major resorts on the island survived a hit from Hurricane Irma but many private homes have been damaged. It also says that the airport did not sustain any...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): Nearly every building on the island of Barbuda was damaged when the eye of Hurricane Irma passed almost directly overhead early Wednesday and about 60 per cent of the island's roughly 1,400 people were left homeless...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Hurricane Irma, the potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane was moving away from Antigua on Wednesday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage on the Caribbean island. Prime Minister Gaston Browne in a...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): A powerful Category 4 hurricane is bearing down on the Leeward Islands on Tuesday with Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis, Anguilla and Montserrat expected to be severely impacted within the next 24 hours. The...
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