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February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

September, 2011

  • 9 September

    Triple Storm in East Atlantic – Severe Weather for UK, Mexico and Caribbean

    Three storms are currently swirling around the waters of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Katia is headed for the UK, taking gale force winds to Europe and Tropical Storm Maria is expected to affect Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to make landfall in Mexico late on Sunday night bringing winds …

August, 2011

  • 27 August

    East Coast Braces for Hurricane Irene, New York Issues Evacuation Notice

    The East coast of the United States is braced for the impact of category 2 Hurricane Irene which is expected to make landfall on 27th August 2011. A mandatory evacuation notice has been issued to all residents in the following areas: Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Far Rockaway, Beach Channel, South Beach, Midland Beach, and Battery Park City. These low-lying areas …

  • 20 August

    Tropical Storm Harvey Reaches Hoduran Coast

    A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coasts of Honduras and Guatemala as Tropical Storm Harvey brings hurricane conditions to the Western Caribbean Sea. According to the National Hurricane Center in Florida, the tropical storm warning applies for 24 hours from 09:00 to the following areas: The Bay Islands of Honduras The coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca …

April, 2011

  • 20 April

    Reggae Reggae Recipes: Steak & Blue Cheese Burgers in Toasted Ciabatta

    Levi Roots is infamous in the UK for having appeared on a television show and successfully convinced a “Dragon’s Den” panel of business leaders to back his Caribbean sauce venture. An accomplished reggae music artist, the London personality went on to secure orders from a major UK supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s, and he even released a single based on the sauce, …

June, 2010

  • 17 June

    US: Spirit Airlines Reaches Agreement with Pilots – Strike Ends

    After a week-long strike over pay conditions, an agreement has been reached between US low-fare air carrier, Spirit Airlines, and its pilots. Flights will resume on June 18th 2010 whilst the agreement of union members is sought. The Airline Pilots Association will take the proposals to a union vote in July. Captain Sean Creed, head of the Spirit unit of …

  • 13 June

    Aviation: Spirit Airlines Pilots Strike in the Americas

    On Saturday 12th June 2010, Spirit Airline pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), went on strike in protest at pay and conditions at the low-cost airline. The strike continued into Sunday 13th June 2010 causing disruption for passengers in the USA, Caribbean and Latin America. In its defence, Spirit Airlines issued a statement claiming to have offered …