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Hispaniola

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  • Tropical Depression 5 forms; forecast to become hurricane

    Tropical Depression 5 forms; forecast to become hurricane
    Tropical Depression 5 formed in the Central Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon, and it's forecast to strengthen into a hurricane within five days. Early Thursday the weather system was moving toward the west at a faster clip but had not become any better...
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto forms; projected to strengthen into hurricane

    Tropical Storm Ernesto forms; projected to strengthen into hurricane
    Quickly bulking up from a mushy depression, Tropical Storm Ernesto formed in the western Atlantic on Thursday afternoon and is forecast to grow into a hurricane by Monday. Ernesto weakened slightly overnight but is expected to strengthen during the...
  • Botetourt County students take part in sports-based ministry in the Dominican Republic

    Botetourt County students take part in sports-based ministry in the Dominican Republic
    Summer break again takes on a different meaning for a team of students from Botetourt County. A trip to the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti in the Caribbean, forced the students to get out of their comfort zone on a...
  • TD-7 may not grow into a tropical storm; African wave weakens

    TD-7 may not grow into a tropical storm; African wave weakens
    Tropical Depression 7 picked up forward speed but no strength as it aimed toward the Caribbean on Friday. At 11 p.m., TD-7 was in the Atlantic about 365 miles east of Barbados, sprinting west at 24 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph. The system is...
  • If you go: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    If you go: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    THE BEST WAY TO PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI From LAX, Spirit, American, Delta, United and Copa offer connecting service (change of plane) to Port-au-Prince. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $708, including all taxes and fees. Have connections lined up...
  • Harris: Design for developing nations developing at IIT

    Harris: Design for developing nations developing at IIT
    Chicago architect Ann Clark is designing a boarding school that will sit in a saddle-shaped field of mostly beans in Grand-Bois, Haiti. Among the challenges: One side of the field slopes more than 25 degrees, and getting there is rougher than white-...
  • Port of Call Spotlight: Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica

    Port of Call Spotlight: Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Jamaica, situated south of Cuba and west of Haiti, has all the natural attributes most people associate with a Caribbean island. One of the Greater Antilles, and the third largest island in the Caribbean with 4,400 square miles (after Cuba and Hispaniola)...
  • Haitians resist evacuation, hunker down in refugee camps to ride out Hurricane Tomas

    Haitians resist evacuation, hunker down in refugee camps to ride out Hurricane Tomas
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Mud up to their ankles and a steady rain falling on their tents, residents of Haiti's earthquake camps ignored warnings to leave their makeshift homes as Hurricane Tomas bore down on their deforested and flood-prone...
  • Xavier U. marks Haiti earthquake anniversary

    Xavier U. marks Haiti earthquake anniversary
    A midday Mass with a priest from Haiti and the screening of a documentary are among the activities scheduled as Xavier University of Louisiana marks the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.       After Wednesday's Mass with Fr. Jean Moran, there...
  • Officials Confirm 3 Cases of Cholera in NYC

    New York City officials have confirmed that three New Yorkers contracted cholera while in the Dominican Republic for a wedding. The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, where thousands have died from the disease. A medical...
  • Newport News medics transform boy's life with surgeries

    Newport News medics transform boy's life with surgeries
    The devastating Haitian earthquake in January 2010 that destroyed countless lives came as a blessing in disguise for one little boy. Alexander Hernandez, now 2 years old, was born with crippling deformities in three limbs. His left hand was webbed, his...
  • Tropical Storm Emily's track shifts slightly west toward Florida

    Tropical Storm Emily's track shifts slightly west toward Florida
    Tropical Storm Emily's heavy rains and gusty winds are expected to start spreading over the Dominican Republic and Haiti by Wednesday evening and the southern Bahamas on Thursday. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Emily was about 60 miles southeast of Isla Beata,...