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‘Road To Republic’: Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy

Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state in a decisive step towards shedding the Caribbean island’s colonial past. Sandra Mason was elected late on Wednesday by a two-thirds vote of a joint session of the country’s House of Assembly and Senate, a milestone, the government […]

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Haiti Earthquake: Hundreds killed, thousands injured after dreadful 7.2 magnitude quake

Hundreds of people have been killed and hospitals are overwhelmed after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed towns in Haiti. Authorities said at least 1,800 are injured after people fled their homes fearing they might collapse, as churches, hotels and other buildings were reduced to rubble on Saturday. Haiti’s civil protection agency said rescue workers and bystanders […]

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Over 950 earthquakes hit Puerto Rico in 2020

The Caribbean island of  Puerto Rico experienced over 950 earthquakes in less than two weeks of the new year, 2020. Many were too weak to be felt, but more than 500 were of magnitude 2 on the Richter scale. The island sits in the middle of the Caribbean tectonic plate and the North American plate, and […]

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Powerful earthquake measuring Magnitude 5.9 hits Puerto Rico

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage on the island’s southern coast, where recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The US Geological Survey said the 8.54am quake hit eight miles south of Indios at a shallow depth of six miles. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said outages were reported across much […]