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OCRS to help countries after Phillipe 

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Rashaed Esson

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October 13, 2023 – Antigua and Barbuda and Guadeloupe are getting help from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission to return to normalcy after the damage left behind by Tropical Storm Phillipe.

The storm, as it passed over the islands, caused a lot of destruction to various forms of property and left residual effects, to which the organization referred emphasizing the reason behind its decision to help the nations. 

It spoke to the widespread flooding and outages which is has and is affecting the lives of  Antiguans, Barbudans and Guadeloupeans.

Additionally, the commission expressed it sympathizes with people who have been injured and who have had their personal property lost or damaged.

 The organization’s decision to aid the nations was announced in a press release on October 12, 2023, and it said, “the Commission provides assurances of its support to Antigua and Barbuda and Guadeloupe as they begin the process of recovery and for a speedy return to normalcy.  The Commission is committed to working with the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda and the Regional Council and people of Guadeloupe and to overcome the challenges posed by this natural disaster.”

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PAHO Calls Americas to Increase Aedes aegypti Mosquito Control

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Rashaed Esson

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#PAHO#Dengue#Americas, February 23rd, 2024 – With nearly seven thousand cases of dengue and 102 deaths reported in the Americas as of early February 2024, the Pan American Health Organization is once again calling for stronger measures to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of dengue. These numbers indicate a 157 percent increase in cases over the same period in 2023.  In the first five weeks of 2024, Peru, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reported an increase in cases.

 

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Dark Tourism Efforts in Jamaica – Colonial sites Preservation

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Rashaed Esson

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#DarkTourism#Jamaica,February 23rd, 2024 – British Colonial sites in Jamaica like Georgian plantation houses and slave infrastructure, are being preserved as slavery monuments to boost what authorities are calling the “Dark Tourism” industry. According to reports, Dark Tourism refers to tourists visiting places marked by historical tragedy. For Jamaica, the history of Britain’s 300-year rule will be explained at the preserved sites. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett says work is being done with the ministry of Culture and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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