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Saint Lucia among Caribbean islands rocked by series of earthquakes


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(CMC) – Several Caribbean islands were rocked by earthquakes during a six hour period overnight, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reported Wednesday.

It said there were no immediate damage or injuries as a result of the quakes, but terrified residents in Dominica and some other islands reported being shaken by the tremors. Some people took to social media to relieve the experiences.

The first quake, with a magnitude of 4.0, occurred at 9.00 pm (local time) on Tuesday night and was felt in Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda and the French island of Guadeloupe.

It was located at latitude: 16.74N, longitude: 59.58W and at a depth of 10 kilometres (km).

The SRC said that it was felt 224 km east north…

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Woman suing Royal Caribbean over husband’s zip line death


MIAMI, FL — A woman claims Royal Caribbean Cruises is responsible for a zip line accident that killed her husband on the Honduran island of Roatan.

Court records show that attorneys for 27-year-old Shir Frenkel sued the company in Miami federal court last month, seeking more than $1 million in damages.

The lawsuit says Frenkel and her husband, 24-year-old Igal Tyszman, were passengers on the Allure of the Seas in July when they booked the Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour at the ship’s excursion desk.

The suit claims they collided in midair, killing Tyszman and seriously injuring Frenkel. The suit says the excursion was operated by an independent contractor, but guests were misled to believe it was operated by Royal Caribbean.

A Royal Caribbean spokesman says the company doesn’t comment on…

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Brit OAPs held over £2m cocaine bust ‘offered cleaner free cruise if she brought back suitcases from Caribbean’


THE Brit OAPs held over a £2million cocaine bust offered their cleaner a free cruise of the Caribbean if she brought designer suitcases back to London, it’s been claimed.

Roger, 72, and Sue Clarke, 70 — who live in Spain — are being held in cells in Lisbon, Portugal, after 9kg of cocaine was allegedly found hidden in false bottoms of their suitcases.

Susan and Roger Clarke, 70 and 72, are being held on suspicion of international drug smuggling

Their cleaner Pauline Craven, 60, originally from Bolton, and hubby Paul, 64, said they turned down the offer to bring back suitcases to the UK.

She said: “That could so easily have been us.”

The expat added: “Roger told us he imported pineapples from the Caribbean to the UK in containers and said he wanted me on the ship to keep his wife…

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Royal Caribbean Announces 2020 Deployment; Oasis to Cape Liberty – Cruise Industry News


Royal Caribbean International announced today that the Oasis of the Seas will sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, starting in May of 2020, offering seven-night cruises to the Bahamas. In addition will be a select number of short cruises to Canada/New England. It was just one of a number of major deployment moves.

The Adventure of the Seas will also return to Cape Liberty, sailing a variety of five- and nine-night summer and fall itineraries to Bermuda, New England and Canada, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, according to a press release from Royal Caribbean. 

The Vision of the Seas will also be based out of Cape Liberty for the fall, sailing three 10- and 11-night cruises between New Jersey and Quebec City, open-jaw.

The Symphony of the Seas and her sister ship, the Harmony of…

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Three Quakes Hit Caribbean Overnight


BRIDGETOWN,Barbados, Wednesday December 12, 2018 –Three earthquakes occurred in the Caribbean between last night and early this morning, with residents of several islands reporting feeling the tremors.

According to the Trinidad-based Seismic
Research Centre (SRC), the quakes struck over a six-hour period overnight.

The first the SRC recorded occurred at 9
p.m.— a 4.0 magnitude earthquake that was recorded 224 km east northeast of
Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe; 255 km east of St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; and
257 km northeast of Roseau, Dominica.

Then, 17 minutes later, an earthquake with
a magnitude of 3.9 shook Dominica. That one occurred 11 km northeast of the
island’s capital, Roseau; 89 km north northwest of Fort-de-France, Martinique;
and 100 km south southeast of…

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Letter: Your kitchen garden – Caribbean News Now


Dear Sir:

Another successful initiative in Trinidad and Tobago, involving low income earners and the corporate citizenry: gardeners involved in landscaping and lawn-cutting are being invited, trained and encouraged to grow food crops.

Home owners have been asked to convert part of their premises into a kitchen garden, cultivated and maintained by their same trusted gardener. Employing the most up-to-date state-of-the-art green technology, with a mix of hydroponics and organic fertilizers, disease and pest control strategies.

The partnership between the gardeners and Massey Food Stores is to benefit consumers with fresh foods from right in their neighbourhood and even from their neighbour’s backyard.

Massey Food Stores, still well-known for its high quality and low prices…

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