Carribbean News

VIDEO: Bermuda cleans up after Gonzalo

Bermudans are clearing up after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo left a trail of damage in its wake on the tiny Atlantic territory.Bermuda was “bruised” but came out of the storm better than expected, Premier Michael Dunkley said in a radio broadcast.The storm made landfall on Friday, with strong winds and rain causing power [...]

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Mexican ‘gang leader’ arrested

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18 October 2014 Last updated at 04:03 Protesters in Acapulco demanded the return of the students in Iguala Mexican authorities say they have captured the suspected leader of a criminal gang allegedly involved in the disappearance of 43 students.Sidronio Casarrubias Salgado is said to be the main leader of the Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors) gang.The [...]

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Bermuda ‘bruised’ by Hurricane Gonzalo

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19 October 2014 Last updated at 07:52 Hurricane Gonzalo was the strongest storm since 2011 but caused less damage than initially feared Bermudans are clearing up after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo downed power lines and damaged buildings on the tiny Atlantic territory.Bermuda was “bruised” but came out of the storm better than expected, [...]

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Windies end India tour over pay row

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West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo and India’s Suresh Raina pictured during this year’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka West Indies have pulled out of their India tour after a day of confusion and conflicting statements from both sides. India’s board said it was “shocked and disappointed”  after being told by the West Indies board that its [...]

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Days of deadly rains hit Nicaragua

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19 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 Nicaraguan Army personnel carry belongings from residents displaced by heavy rains, which caused flooding and landslides in the capital Managua Twenty-two people have died in Nicaragua during several days of heavy rains. Nine of them were killed in the capital Managua when a wall collapsed during a torrential [...]

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Calling time on America’s blockade of Cuba

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19 October 2014 Last updated at 06:09 By Will Grant BBC News, Havana The Castro government has long blamed the embargo for its shortcomings, arguing that it has served to keep ordinary Cubans cut off from the world On 19 October 1960, less than two years after Fidel Castro swept into Havana, the United States [...]

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VIDEO: New dinosaur ‘may be in T-Rex family’

Palaeontologists have discovered the remains of a new species of dinosaur after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela.The bones have been sent for further tests to establish whether the new breed is related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. View the original article here

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Mexicans unimpressed by cartel raids

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12 October 2014 Last updated at 17:43 At least 28 bodies were pulled from graves like this outside Iguala last week The grisly deaths of many trainee students in the southern Mexican town of Iguala is posing serious problems for President Enrique Pena Nieto, as the BBC’s Mexico correspondent Will Grant reports.Hector Beltran Leyva and [...]

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Mexico bodies ‘not all students’

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12 October 2014 Last updated at 01:38 The disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College students has shocked Mexicans Some bodies found in shallow graves near the Mexican town of Iguala are not those of students missing after clashes with police, the state governor says.The 43 students were last seen being pushed into police [...]

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IMF revises growth projections

The International Monetary Fund (IMF),  has revised growth projections for Jamaica this year.The IMF previously said the country would have grown by 1.3 percent, but now growth is projected at one percent.In its Economic Outlook for 2014 released Tuesday, the IMF said the reason for the revised projection is the impact of  the recent dry [...]

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