Linking the Caribbean to the World! Thursday - Jan 18, 2018


Caribbean Culture

  • Shark Lovers try to Save Jaws from Trinidad’s Bite

    Shark Lovers try to Save Jaws from Trinidad’s Bite

    A popular bake and shark restaurant on Maracas Beach. Photo by Grueslayer KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Conservationists said Wednesday they have launched a shark-saving campaign in the Caribbean country of Trinidad & Tobago, trying to stop locals and tourists from eating a popular delicacy: deep-fried shark sandwiches. Many have long considered “bake & shark” sandwiches

  • Cubans ‘Bury’ Man Alive in Mock Funeral

    Cubans ‘Bury’ Man Alive in Mock Funeral

    SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, Cuba (AP) — Cuban villagers staged a mock funeral and burial of a living man this week in a boozy festival that has become an annual tradition in a small town near Havana. A tractor pulled a trailer slowly through the streets in the early morning carrying the man in a

  • Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin. Scientists said Tuesday that St. Martin now has as many as 200 cases of chikungunya, a virus found mainly