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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 15, 2017: In case you missed it in all the Irma Caribbean coverage, CARICOM and CARICOM governments have quietly said they are working on a plan to rebuild after Irma. We say quietly because not even the link on the CARICOM website works and that is the only place we’ found any report on this. So from the brief we were able to read, it seems the “bright” solution of these ever, so smart leaders to the devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused in several Caribbean islands it decimated, is to host a “donors” conference.
News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Sun. Sept. 10, 2017: A 24-year-old tennis pro, whose roots extend to the Caribbean, has won the 2017 women’s finals of the US Open and her first Grand Slam title. Sloane Stephens, whose grandfather was born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago, created history Saturday in Flushing, NY, by beating Madison Keys, 6-3, 6-0 on to win the US Open.
News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Sept. 7, 2017: The United Nations yesterday said it will be sending help to the islands in the Caribbean affected by Irma. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United Nations is working closely with the CDEMA-led Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) and the affected countries to bring assistance to those most in need. We are saddened by the reports of lives lost, and of people made homeless by this storm,” Stephen O’Malley, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS said Wednesday.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 8, 2017: Last week we told you that the Caribbean’s biggest stars had pitched in donations to help the Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey. Yet with an estimated 10 dead across the Caribbean and billions in damage from Hurricane Irma, neither has offered a peep on their social network where they are most active.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 1, 2017: Two celebrity daughters of the Caribbean have opened their check books to help the people of Texas as the death toll rose to 35 Thursday and tens of thousands have been rendered homeless. Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj donated US $25 thousand this week based on a social media challenge from comedian and actor Kevin Hart for the people of Houston and the American Red Cross.
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