Caribbean

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Are you a fan of Jamaican patties, Trinidad Doubles or Haitian pate kode? 

You can now take a trip to the islands of Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas, without leaving South Florida through the traveling exhibition “Caribbean Culinary Museum.” It’s curated by the South Florida creative agency Island Syndicate and it takes attendees through the culinary history of the Caribbean — spices and all. 

Tropical Storm Jerry nearly a hurricane as it approaches the Caribbean

Sep 19, 2019
National hurricane center

Tropical Storm Jerry picked up strength Thursday and is expected to become a hurricane today as it approaches the small Caribbean islands way out to the east, according to the National Hurricane Center.

“On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will be near or north of the northern Leeward Islands Friday and pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday,” Hurricane Specialist Dave Roberts wrote in the latest storm advisory.

National hurricane center

Tropical Storm Jerry, the tenth-named storm of the 2019 hurricane season, formed Wednesday far out in the eastern Atlantic Ocean as it moves toward the Caribbean with the likelihood of becoming a hurricane toward the end of the week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jerry was located about 960 miles east of the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph as it moved toward the west-northwest at 13 mph.

The system is forecast to become a hurricane possibly as soon as Thursday night.

National hurricane center

With Dorian no longer a hurricane and Tropical Storm Gabrielle in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center turned its attention to two more potential tropical storms moseying across the Atlantic.

The hunk of weather that’s closer to South Florida is still hundreds of miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS MORGAN K. NALL / U.S. NAVAL FORCES SOUTHERN COMMAND

Medical staff aboard the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship Comfort said they are seeing a surge of patients who fled Venezuela on recent port stops in Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and Panama, where it was docked Thursday.

“I would say 25 to 30 percent of the patients I see in these primary clinics are Venezuelan migrants,” said Navy medic Lt. Cmdr. Jean Fortunado.

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Almost two years after he visited the Caribbean to see for himself the devastation left by hurricanes

Irma and Maria in Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is back—this time to meet with leaders of the 15-member Caribbean Community, Caricom, in St. Lucia.

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South Florida is in a pattern of strong-to-severe thunderstorms through the weekend — with some potential accompanying wind gusts up to 60 mph.

But the downpours could have one possible health benefit. They may keep us from coughing from a large Saharan dust plume expected to blanket much of the Atlantic through Friday and spread into the Caribbean over the weekend and into early next week, according to CBS4 meteorologist Craig Setzer.

People with respiratory issues in the Caribbean ought to be aware, he said.

Paul Campbell / History Fort Lauderdale

Through paintings, photos and historical clippings from artist and researchers,  History Fort Lauderdale museum's newest exhibition “Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County”  is celebrating South Florida's Caribbean culture and community. 

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President Donald Trump recently met with five Caribbean heads of state at his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida to discuss how the U.S. can help that region. U.S. officials followed that  by meeting with ministers from almost 20 Caribbean countries in Doral.

A serendipitous change of plans could have saved lives in the open ocean.

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship, rerouted because of a storm, crossed paths last Friday with two stranded fishermen and sent a small boat to rescue the two men.

The fishermen had been adrift for nearly three weeks by the time the Empress of the Seas spotted their signal light, the company says.

James Van Fleet, chief meteorologist for Royal Caribbean, described the unlikely rescue in a tweet.

In America, the boozy drink of Christmastime is buttery, cream-colored eggnog. But throughout the Caribbean, the sip of the season comes in a holiday-appropriate shade of ruby red: sorrel.

Courtesy of Third Horizon Film Festival

The Third Horizon Film Festival kicks off in Miami, showcasing stories by independent filmmakers from across the Caribbean. Audiences will have access to documentaries, animation and shorts exploring Jamaican identity, the Haitian revolution, a Guyanese activist's influence on the Black Panther movement and more.

Miami Herald Archive

Hurricane Maria, the sixth fastest intensifying hurricane on record, likely slammed parts of mountainous Puerto Rico with fiercer winds than previously reported, the National Hurricane Center said Monday in a final assessment of the lethal storm.

Maria struck the island’s southeast coast Sept. 20, lingering for nearly eight hours and leaving a death toll that remains a matter of dispute.

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