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The Story Within The Story…Irma: A few deadly hours – By Leonard Gildarie

The Story Within The Story…Irma: A few deadly hours

This past week, one of the world’s strongest hurricanes, Irma, started up and on its path to

Leonard Gildarie

Florida, USA, battered parts of the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction that will cost hundreds of billions of dollars of rebuilding, monies that many of the small states don’t have. Many Guyanese live in the affected areas.

At least 13 persons are dead in the Leeward Islands zone alone, it was reported. Along its way, the US and British Virgin Islands have taken damage. So did Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and Puerto Rico.

In Florida, all commercial flights from Miami Airport for yesterday and today were cancelled ahead of Irma’s landfall. Overhead images showed traffic backups after authorities ordered mandatory evacuations.     Continue reading

Tourism: The Caribbean’s ten sexiest bars

The Caribbean’s ten sexiest bars

image< Fisherman’s Pub. Speightstown, Barbados.

NEW YORK, United States, Monday February 17, 2014 – “Cocktails are the champions of the Caribbean and although every island and every beach bar boasts its own boozy claim to fame, a really fine drink can morph a great holiday into a grand one.”

So says Melanie Reffes writing in USA Today in her Sexiest Bars in the Caribbean roundup, adding: “And the right watering hole can keep you lingering long after your thirst is quenched.”

Following is the writer’s list of some of the best boozers under the sun:   Continue reading

750 Guyanese deported in 2012

750 Guyanese deported in 2012

JANUARY 7, 2013 · BY  ·  COMMENTS

The Police today said that 750 Guyanese were deported from various countries last year.

Delivering statistics on a variety of areas, the police said that during 2012, a total of 750 Guyanese nationals were deported from the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Trinidad, Barbados, French Guiana, Suriname, St. Maarten, Curacao, France, Antigua, Jamaica, Holland, Costa Rica, and Spain.           Continue reading

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