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In storm-hit Dominica, Creole music offers uplift

Roseau - Amid the kaleidoscope of colors of Dominica's capital Roseau, the streets pulsated with the sounds of African drums and steelpans, bamboo "boom pipes" and accordions.

Dominica's beloved wildlife still shaky a year after Maria

Roseau - 'Sad' parrots and 'stressed-out' frogs might be unlikely contenders for concern in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster.

Storm-battered Dominica braces for new hurricane season

Roseau - With the hurricane season starting up again in the Atlantic, Irvince Auguiste is feeling vulnerable.

In Dominica, islanders stand strong despite chaos

Roseau - It's been less than a week since Hurricane Maria largely destroyed the Caribbean island of Dominica -- but despite cut-off supplies and extreme conditions, its inhabitants remain optimistic in the face of devastation.

Tiny Dominica calls for help after Hurricane Maria

Roseau - The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica appealed for desperately-needed aid and helicopters following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, which left the country struggling to survive without water or electricity.

Relief and tears on France's hurricane-hit St Martin

Marigot - "I'm hungry and thirsty," said a pregnant woman, unable to hold back tears as she threw herself on a packet of almonds and a bottle of water given to her at an emergency relief post in Saint-Martin.

Dominica pleads for help as storm death toll tops 30

Roseau - Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is pleading with world leaders to come to the rescue of his Caribbean island nation after it was battered by a tropical storm that killed at least 31 people.

Tropical Storm Erika unleashes deadly floods in Dominica

Roseau - Tropical Storm Erika churned across the Caribbean on Saturday, a day after sweeping over the tiny island nation of Dominica and leaving at least 20 people dead.

Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.

Chikungunya virus gallops across Caribbean; may hit United States

Oranjestad - Chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes and has been galloping across the Caribbean. Experts say that it's likely to hit the U.S.

Op-Ed: Resurgent Latin America and waning American power

Washington - Singing dirges for American power must be one of the most reused themes in international relations nowadays. And it’s not that surprising.

Citizenship in the Caribbean selling well

Unhappy with being a citizen of your native land? Fancy a second passport? How about buying citizenship of a Caribbean island, for a price that is?

Fake doctor scandal rocks Finland

It was bad enough when officials learned that a man with fake credentials posed as a doctor for a decade before being discovered. They now fear it is only the tip of a very disturbing iceberg that may include more bogus doctors as well as nurses.

South Pacific nation Nauru listed as world's fattest nation

The top ten fattest nations in the world for the year 2010 have been released. Think the United States or Canada, known for their numerous fast food restaurants, are number one? Nauru, a tiny South Pacific island, topped the list.

Latin American countries to introduce common currency

Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) agreed to introduce regional common currency, the sucre.

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