Climatologist at the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), Dr Cédric Van Meerbeeck, noted that the Caribbean is accustomed to heat, but warned at the 2023 to 2024 Dry Season Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) that the higher temperatures are negatively impacting residents of the region.
A leading #Caribbean bank has approved the replacement of #QueenElizabeth’s image on #EasternCaribbean (EC) currency. The St Kitts - #NevisIsland based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (#ECCB) says its Monetary Council has approved the changes and say flags of Caribbean nations could be used instead. https://tinyurl.com/4hct8cwn
"#Hurricane #risk assessment in a multi-hazard context for #Dominica in the #Caribbean"
With Peter Sammonds, Akhtar Alam, Simon Day, and Katerina Stavrianaki.
#IslandStudies #DRR #DisasterRiskReduction #DisasterRisk #RiskReduction #DisasterRiskManagement
ICJ to hand down ruling in Guyana-Venezuela border dispute on Friday http://caribbean.loopnews.com/content/icj-hand-down-ruling-guyana-venezuela-border-dispute-friday
I eagerly wanted to return to the #Caribbean after 11 years of no visiting.
I feel like I'm one with the ocean and the Sunset!️ Calmness just rushed through my mind & body. Such a joyous feeling.
The Grenadines Scene Of Ocean Sunset Vacation
Get it here: as prints and other gifts! https://fineartamerica.com/featured/bequia-the-grenadines-scene-of-ocean-sunset-vacation-paradise-simone-edward-artwork.html
I'm working on a map for my middle grade novel, "Saving Scrumpy." It's set on the fictitious Caribbean island of Caye Caneen, which is inspired by Caye Caulker, Belize.
Making a map is fun but also more challenging than I expected, when it comes to deciding what to put on the map and what to leave off. If I put everything I wanted on it, it would be an unreadable mess. Maybe. Or would it be wonderfully detailed?
TIL about #EvacuationDay in #NewYorkCity which commemorates the evacuation of the last British troops and loyalists from Manhattan on November 25th, 1783 to #NovaScotia , #Florida , #Caribbean colonies , and #London.
Welcome to SXM, where the local extreme sport is plane watching.
Woman in airport: Oh you’re staying on the French side. Are you going to take your clothes off?
Me: Given that I’m fat, they would probably prefer I not.
Woman: Oh, no, they’re French, they don’t care.
Today in Labor History November 23, 1733: A slave insurrection began on St. John, in what was then the Danish West Indies. 150 African slaves from Akwamu, in present-day Ghana, revolted against the plantation owners. It was one of the earliest and longest slave rebellions in the Americas, lasting into August, 1734. During the revolt, they captured the fort in Coral Bay and controlled of most of the island, including other Africans, who they intended to use as their own slave labor. However, the Akwamu were eventually defeated by a larger and better-armed militia of French and Swiss troops from Martinique.
The rising threat of #peyssonnelioid algal crusts on #coral reefs https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(23)01183-1
"Following a destructive event like a #hurricane, PACs thrive, quickly spreading into a thick coating along the #seafloor, which then actively deters coral #larvae from landing and starting a new colony."
« Chris Ramsaroop says when we go to a grocery store or farmers’ market and celebrate eating local, we perpetuate the ‘big lie’ about our #farming industry. »
The pressure on the developed states to recognise the case for reparations for #slavery may be about to be increased by a group the brings #African and #Caribbean countries together to argue the case... the Accra Proclamation is expected later this weekend; it will be interesting to see how this overdue & just campaign develops.
"The inaugural #SaudiArabia-#Caribbean Community (#CARICOM) summit opened here on Thursday with the Kingdom regarding the deliberations as a landmark event, aimed at fortifying partnerships and opening new avenues for collaboration among the largest country in the Arabian Peninsula and the Caribbean....According to both Saudi Arabian and CARICOM officials, the summit is poised to enhance trade and investment flows between the two regions"
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New York Governor Wants to Strengthen Ties to Puerto Rico https://onecaribbeantelevision.com/news/new-york-governor-wants-to-strengthen-ties-to-puerto-rico/
#Dominica creates world’s first marine protected area for sperm whales
Nearly 300 sq miles of water on west of #Caribbean island to be designated as a reserve for endangered animals.
Taking the Profit out of Illicit Trafficking of Firearms in Latin America and the #caribbean
* System may try to develop in the SW Caribbean later this week before racing out to sea. Details TBD.
* Rains this week on the Gulf and West Coasts.
* Checking in on recent heavy snow in southern Alaska and the problems coming with it.
06 of 06.
The man of religion said yes... The boss then said without thinking twice that he did not want to go there, but to hell, not to be where they were and where he would not see such cruel people.
This is the name and the honor God and our faith have earned. "
01 of 06.
HATUEY, AN INDIGENOUS LEADER WHO DID NOT BEND HIS KNEES TO THE SPANISH
📚 Hatuey, was a Cacique of the Taino ethnic, who lived where the island of Quisqueya/São Domingos is today, he lived in the early 16th century and fled to Cuba during the Spanish conquest.
"Time-calibrated molecular #phylogenies have suggested that this genus originated in the #Caribbean in the Early #Oligocene and then colonized Central America in the Middle #Miocene. Here, we describe the first records of pre-Quaternary fossils referred to #Eleutherodactylus from Florida."
Bendito Día de los Muertos!
"In Haitian Vodou culture, November 1-3 is when we celebrate the pantheon of the cemetery, which we call the Gede. Along with the Gede, we celebrate our ancestors, personal blood relatives who have passed. We give offerings of the food and drinks they like... It's a period of honoring and celebrating the connection between the living and the dead."
— Manbo Jessyka Winston of Haus of Hoodoo
Wishing Antiguans and Barbudans everywhere a Happy 42nd Independence Anniversary 🇦🇬
Here's some Antiguan and Barbudan madras and headtie history. Enslaved Africans transformed the material into a symbol of their identity: https://www.instagram.com/p/CplnLs9PMF7/
Hawksbill sea turtle is critically endangered. We went to a turtle sanctuary. (Will show my sketches later.) The guy running the sanctuary seemed to like my sketches.
It is a small operation run by 2 men. They release dozens of turtles a year.
I regret only giving $10USD. I could have given him so much more.
This is such important work, more important than what I need the money for.
(Will have a list of donation links later. Feeling ill again.)
Some #Caribbean #parrotfishes find benthic #CyanobacterialMats particularly tasty https://oceanbites.org/some-caribbean-parrotfishes-find-benthic-cyanobacterial-mats-particularly-tasty/
Preferential consumption of benthic cyanobacterial mats by Caribbean parrotfishes https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00338-023-02404-5
"this research shows that #parrotfish grazing may help control the overgrowth of #benthic #cyanobacteria mats in #reefs, providing further support that parrotfishes are critical components of #reef ecosystems"
Happy Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day) to Dominicans and St. Lucians everywhere! 🇩🇲 🇱🇨
Since 1984, Jounen Kwéyòl has been celebrated on the last Friday of October in Dominica, and the last Sunday of October in St. Lucia. Moreover, October is Creole Heritage Month in St. Lucia.
“The island was in such a dreadful state that everyone thought it was going to need an awfully long time to recover,” Jenny Daltry, Caribbean alliance director for the NGOs Re:wild and Fauna & Flora International, told Mongabay.
“But we were seeing changes really fast.”
Check out this photograph / digital artwork that would look great framed and hanging on your wall in your home or office or produced on a variety of products.
Wall art seen in St.Kitts in the Caribbean featuring a magnificent Barracuda.
Then high up in the mountainside (beautiful view of the sea and the near village). Visiting friends and family. STEEP steep roads and houses. Cliffs around.
I went to go admire the tropical flower bushes and the yachts and cruise ships in the harbor.
A van-bus whips around a hairpin corner straight at me, 10 ft away.
All I could manage to think was "I WANT TO LIVE!!!" as I almost threw myself into the ditch.
Well here's the plant I almost died to look at. 😭 #blackmastodon #caribbean
Some of the streets are barely one car wide on side streets. And you have two cars going opposite directions at breakneck speed.
A family member was driving us around. A blue van was coming directly at us FAST. I involuntarily began to pray. And my mind went blank.
And at the last second both cars avoided eachother deftly. I think... they were communicating telepathically?
There are no sidewalks on this island. There are ditches for downpour water to get to the sea. And then there are cliffs.
And somehow, the pedestrians, cows, chickens, goats and stray dogs coexist with these "buses" without someone getting killed???
(More about these afro Caribbean islands)
These "buses" and "taxis" drive like the Devil on their heels. Drive like someone owe them money and they MEAN to get it.
But these are roads on the MOUNTAIN. Think mountain goat trails. And they taking these turns like they trying out for a NASCAR team!
From NBCNews.com: Extreme ocean temperatures threaten to wipe out Caribbean coral
I'm not getting the 'tourist experience' because basically... it's all some sort of family? I'm meeting a LOT of cousins and aunties/uncles. 1st time eating Manacou.
Soca music everywhere. 🎶
For some reason a customer is working the alcohol bar at my cousin's bar?
Its wild out heeeeere 😂
And somehow the chickens, goats, cows and people coexist with the insane drivers? The animals move out the way of cars when they feel the time is right? I 😫
Today’s “bird of the world” is a tiny, brilliant-green resident of wooded habitats, the #PuertoRican Tody. The species is endemic to the island and one of five tody species belonging to the Todidae family—a family #endemic to the Greater Antilles islands of the #Caribbean.
#BirdOfTheWorld #PuertoRico #Bird
Leap in the dark: On a mission to rescue the #Caribbean's biggest #frog https://phys.org/news/2023-10-dark-mission-caribbean-biggest-frog.html
"Working from dusk to dawn, the frog seekers braved steep terrain and treacherous riverbeds in their quest to find the world's last remaining wild #MountainChickens. Worryingly, their combined efforts succeeded in recording just 23 #frogs... More encouragingly, they did encounter two juveniles and five #froglets, indicating that the species is still breeding."
Petrofuture Mexico…66m sea level rise on a 1956 road map.
Base from David Rumsey Maps
#mexico #Belize #Guatemala #Honduras #Nicaragua #ElSalvador #Caribbean #GulfOfMexico #BajaCalifornia #historicalmaps #vintagemaps #petrofuture #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #climatechange #climatechangemaps #maps #cartography #clifi #climateart #conspiracyofcartographers
Saturday, if sunny, get your cameras out!
Central USA, East coast like me, fear not:
11:30-2:30 we're getting a partial solar eclipse.
What's weird is even with a good percentage of the sun blocked, nothing will seem different because the brightness is still strong and the eyes just adjust and nothing seems off (you need a welder's helmet to look and see it).
So what you want to do is point your #camera *down*:
What happens is all the pinhole shadows from leaves, under trees, will be these little crescents.
You won't even notice it if you weren't looking for it, but once you see it, it's very cool.
#Canada you're in the same boat as the East coast. Northern #Mexico will get a good crescent, #Yucatan will get the full deal. #Caribbean will get like central USA. #CentralAmerica, Northern #Brazil, and #Colombia will get the full show.
#ColumbusDay “Each Crueler Than the Last”
On Statues of Christopher Columbus—and the Men Who Raised Them
"This story extends from the islands of the #Caribbean to the settlement that became St. Louis, charting the origins of the statue that stands in Tower Grove Park today. The following text contains many descriptions of graphic violence—the violence that was necessary to impose #European #colonialism white supremacy, #capitalism, and ultimately the sovereignty of the #UnitedStates on this land. Christopher Columbus set this violence in motion; Henry Shaw, the commissioner of the statue in St. Louis and the founder of the Missouri Botanical Garden, perpetuated it—as do those who venerate their legacy today."
Declaration of Solidarity: Stop Neocolonialism! No to Foreign Interventions in Haiti. https://viacampesina.org/en/declaration-of-solidarity-stop-neocolonialism-no-to-foreign-interventions-in-haiti/ #InternationalSolidarity #HaitiPeaceMission #Peasants'Rights #Caribbean
"... the Caribbean isn’t a geographical area, but rather a cultural one. It doesn’t only cover the Caribbean Sea. For me, it begins in the south of the United States – everything that is Louisiana and Florida – and extends to northern Brazil. That is, it’s not a geographical territory, but a cultural territory."
— Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist and the winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature
The storm is expected to eventually spin north into the open Atlantic, where it could strengthen into a #hurricane around midweek, forecasters say."
#BBCNews - #Redonda : Tiny #Caribbean island’s transformation to #wildlife haven
Off the reef and on the menu: fishers in the #Caribbean wage war on the invasive lionfish
> In Venezuela, tourists and fishing communities are being encouraged to catch and eat the lionfish before it wipes out other species
Another time the British got their ass kicked by rebelling Maroons and Enslaved People. (Thread)
If your work focuses on the Caribbean or the African continent and its diasporas, and your research and teaching take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, you might be interested in a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Black Cultural Studies at New York University.
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I am looking into #Grenadas entries. It has 534 ships. it goes till 1837. the last ship arrived after the official ending of slavery in the #caribbean in 1834. The enstalved people didn't got a last name by a buyer but instead keeped their african surnames:
(highly reccomend this doc!)
Pier in the Caribbean ocean
By https://buff.ly/3i3uCm2 #WallArt #homedecor #fineart #BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #LoveArt #BuyArtNotCandy #photography @PatriciaPhotos #pier #caribbean #ocean #turquoise #beautiful #sea #water #paradise
"Cuba has uncovered a human trafficking ring that has coerced its citizens to fight for #Russia in the #war in #Ukraine, its foreign ministry said on Monday, adding that Cuban authorities were working to "neutralize and dismantle" the network.
...Cuba's foreign ministry gave few details, but noted the trafficking ring was operating both within the #Caribbean island nation, thousands of miles from #Moscow, and in Russia."
Our Monday update talks about the potential for Gulf development before Invest 91L comes ashore in Texas on Tuesday morning. We also discuss Tropical Storm Franklin's future in the Caribbean, as it is poised to bring substantial rain to the Dominican Republic. That and more: https://theeyewall.com/august-21-2023-outlook-gulf-tropical-wave-chugs-west-toward-south-texas-ts-franklin-to-drench-parts-of-the-dominican-republic/
Petrofuture Mexico…66m sea level rise on a 1956 road map.
Base from David Rumsey Maps
#TropicalStormHilary #mexico #Belize #Guatemala #Honduras #Nicaragua #ElSalvador #Caribbean #GulfOfMexico #BajaCalifornia #historicalmaps #vintagemaps #petrofuture #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #climatechange #climatechangemaps #maps #cartography #clifi #climateart #conspiracyofcartographers
Let's take a moment to appreciate The Raggae Girlz and their achievement at this tournament. 🇯🇲 👏
The team from #Jamaica has disbanded twice in the last 15 years, and had to crowdfund their way to this tournament due to lack of funding from the Jamaican Football Federation:
Despite this, they're the first Caribbean team in the modern era to reach the knockout stages of a WC.
Good morning. 🌅🌅🌅
6 August 2023
What do you know of caring people? You don't hear about them often because horrid people usually suck up the air. But caring people live among us as well. In that way, I'm lucky. My wife is the most caring person I know. The problem is that people constantly reach out to her with their problems. Some petty, some heart breaking, regardless, my wife always takes their calls. Compassion comes naturally for her, I, on the other hand have to work at it. I'm not sure if it's a lack of compassion so much as being able to sense other people's plight. Maybe, I'm just the Ying to her Yang.
“for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” - Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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