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Tag: Hurricane Maria

  • Thursday, October 5th 2017 - 08:36 UTC

    Caribbean Islands open and fully operational for cruise passengers

    “We are open and welcoming visitors,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority.

    More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered.

  • Wednesday, September 20th 2017 - 07:00 UTC

    Merciless Hurricane Maria lashes across the Caribbean leaving thousands homeless

    Maria’s 255 kilometer per hour winds had already roared into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday

    Hurricane Maria slammed into the US Virgin Islands on Tuesday, lashing the archipelago with rain as Puerto Rico braced for the Category Five storm’s expected landfall on Wednesday. On St John Island, which was also battered by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago, locals reported seeing trees dramatically swaying in swirling winds, with rain pouring “sideways.”

  • Tuesday, September 19th 2017 - 09:04 UTC

    Hurricane Maria flattens Dominica: “we need help, we need help of all kinds”

     PM Skerrit had posted live updates as his own roof was torn off, saying he was “at the complete mercy of the hurricane”.

    The British Overseas Territory of Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced. “We have lost all that money can buy,” he said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island.