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2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Was Sixth Costliest on Record

Janeka Simon | December 02, 2022

As Caribbean residents heave a sigh of relief now that the Atlantic Hurricane Season is over, a look back at the past six months reveals that the 2022 season, which ended  on Wednesday November 30, was the sixth costliest on record. There were 14 named storms this year, 8 of which were hurricanes. Two of those hurricanes were classed as major. These storms caused an estimated $53.5 billion worth of damage across the Caribbean, Central America and the United States, and killed over 300 people.  In the region, Belize was one of the nations significantly impacted by hurricane activity this year. In early October, Julia brought heavy rains and flooding to northern and western Belize, resulting in major losses in the agricultural sector.  On November 2nd, Hurricane Lisa made landfall near Belize City as a Category One hurricane, the first hurricane…

Patient at Hospital in Dominica Shot Dead; Police…

Janeka Simon | November 02, 2022

In Dominica, a medical facility became a murder scene on Monday night, with local press outlets reporting…

BVI Seeking to Modernize Jury System Through New Bill…

Janeka Simon | October 20, 2022

The British Virgin Islands, through a new piece of legislation, is seeking to modernize and enhance…

Jamaica Bans Music Promoting Violence and Other Illegal…

Janeka Simon | October 13, 2022

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