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A year on, Caribbean islands bear scars of Hurricane Irma

Marigot - One year after devastating Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean, the holiday islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts are still counting the costs of one of the most powerful storms in history.

Rocker Hallyday buried in Caribbean to dismay of ex-wife and fans

Gustavia - French rock icon Johnny Hallyday was laid to rest in a private ceremony in the West Indies on Monday despite his first wife and many of his fans bemoaning a burial so far from mainland France.

Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial

Gustavia - The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried.

Category-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

Jarry - Hurricane Maria strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain.

Hurricane-hit St Martin takes first steps to rebuild

Marigot - Almost two weeks after Hurricane Irma slammed into St Martin, killing 15 people, the French-Dutch Caribbean island has begun to take small steps toward reconstruction.

Dreams of a fairer future on hurricane-hit St Martin

Orl - The Caribbean island of St Martin was a place of spectacular inequalities before Hurricane Irma flattened rich and poor neighbourhoods alike -- but some residents now dream of a fresh start.

France's hurricane-hit St Martin on guard for health threats

Jarry - The French-Dutch island of St Martin, where white sands and turquoise waters once drew foreign visitors in droves, is now attracting a different kind of population: rats and mosquitoes.

Rebuilding tourism after Irma, an epic task for islands

Marigot - It's been over a week since hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean -- but for paradise islands overwhelmingly dependent on the tourist trade, the damage is far from over.

Macron, Johnson visit hurricane-hit Caribbean

Marigot - French President Emmanuel Macron and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson travelled Tuesday to the hurricane-hit Caribbean, rebuffing criticism over the relief efforts as European countries boost aid to their devastated island territories.

After Irma, fear and looting grip tense St Martin

Marigot - "For pity's sake, do something," Estelle Kalton begs the police. "They're looting the shops."A crime wave on the Franco-Dutch Caribbean holiday island of St Martin, five days after hurricane Irma ripped through, has everyone on edge.

St Martin, St Barts contemplate rebuilding in Irma's wake

Marigot - People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts on Sunday contemplated the task of rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Irma destroyed homes and roads and knocked out power and water.

Ravaged French Caribbean islands brace for new hurricane

Marigot - The ravaged French Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts braced Saturday for a second potentially devastating hurricane as shellshocked residents scrambled for safety while air and sea links were severed.

After Irma, fearful islands await Hurricane Jose

Marigot - Battered and weary after being pummelled by Hurricane Irma, terrified residents were on Saturday gearing up to face a second monster storm which was heading for the Caribbean.

Looting, bad weather hamper Caribbean aid efforts

Jarry - High winds and foul weather disrupted emergency relief efforts for hurricane-hit islands in the Caribbean on Friday as local authorities attempted to deliver aid and prevent looting.

Authorities battle looting, bad weather in Caribbean aid efforts

Jarry - High winds and bad weather disrupted emergency relief efforts for hurricane-hit islands in the Caribbean on Friday as local authorities attempted to deliver aid and prevent looting.

Police sent to hurricane-hit St Martin to rein in looting: ministers

Jarry - Hundreds of extra police are being sent to the Caribbean island of St Martin after reports of people breaking into shops following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, French and Dutch politicians said.

France flies in aid to stricken Caribbean islands

Jarry - France on Thursday flew in water, emergency rations and rescue teams to stricken French territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma where at least eight people have been killed and another 21 wounded.

Hurricane Irma kills six on Caribbean island St Martin: official

Basse-terre - At least six people have been killed in the French part of the Caribbean island St Martin after Hurricane Irma tore through the region, Guadeloupe prefect Eric Maire said Wednesday."This is not the final toll. Far from it.

Deadly devastation as Irma rips through Caribbean

Marigot - Hurricane Irma on Thursday slashed its way through the Caribbean towards the United States, transforming tropical island paradises into scenes of death and ruin.

Tourists evacuate as Category 5 Hurricane Irma nears Caribbean

Marigot - Officials in Florida's Key West and popular Caribbean tourist islands ordered people to evacuate on Tuesday as Irma, a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five hurricane, was set to make landfall.
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