Category Archives: Disaster Management

Sint Maarten Accuses the Netherlands of Neo-colonial Paternalism in Covid-19 Assistance.

The Americas — this appeared in the 14 March, 2021, print edition of the Washington Post and at <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/coronavirus-sint-maarten-netherlands/2021/03/10/d2f58bea-80e9-11eb-81db-b02f0398f49a_story.html > Racial reckoning in the Caribbean: Former colony confronts the Netherlands over coronavirus aid conditions Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs … Continue reading

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This is what hurricanes do: Caneel Bay Plantation is Dead

from the NY Times: <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/travel/st-john-caneel-bay-resort.html > Caneel Bay: Why a Caribbean Paradise Remains in Ruins Two years after back-to-back hurricanes struck St. John, the famed Caneel Bay Resort has not reopened. The storms’ lingering aftermath laid bare the eco-resort’s long-festering … Continue reading

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RESEARCH REPORT: Real Estate at Risk, by State, from Sea Level Rise until 2050

This research study by Climate Central and Zillow, the real estate listing firm, contains a great deal of data and information graphics that we urge you to check out in the original website, below: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-at-the-door-new-homes-in-harms-way-zillow-analysis-21953#article-comments Ocean at the Door: New … Continue reading

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Plain Talk About How We Think About Our Largest Island Colony

I’m posting this in PottersWeal.com rather than Wake Me When We’re Great Again because Yarimar Bonilla’s op-ed in the Washington Post really addresses the issue of how the USA treats its colonies (and, to a lesser extent, how some US … Continue reading

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ISLANDS ADRIFT – Post Irma/Maria State-of-Preparedness of the Eastern Caribbean Islands

This report by BVI Beacon Editor Freeman Rogers and a team of reporters from the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) in Puerto Rico. Check the article at the link above for some excellent photography not shown in this text copy … Continue reading

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NPR: Sad State of Health Services in USVI

Nearly five months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, medical services in the USVI are still in horrible shape, with 400 seriously ill patients receiving care in the mainland, and both major hospitals (in St. Thomas and St. Croix) unable to … Continue reading

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