We followed Ernesto’s trail online hour by hour but by early morning it had become clear that he was turning away from Jamaica and moving north. So we feel pretty silly sitting in a house with boarded-up windows (actually only four windows – that’s all the plywood we had).
We also tried to follow local
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Music while you read, probably written by Winston Jarrett, but most definitely produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Ernesto has an identity crisis: he doesn’t know if he’s a tropical storm or a hurricane … yet. On this cool flash tracking map, he hasn’t even reached name status, just “Tropical Depression Five”.
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Dreading last week’s chaos at London airports, we managed to delay our flight back to the Caribbean until, we hoped, the queues and confusion had died down. We obediently packed up cellphones, mp3 players, laptop, digital camera and camcorder into suitcases padded with a year’s supply of clothes for a family of four. Most difficult
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We left Jamaica almost a month ago, leaving behind water and power shortages and the threat of hurricanes. We’re ending our break in Europe with other, unexpected hazards.
Groningen rocked by ‘record’ earthquake
8 August 2006
AMSTERDAM â€” An earthquake shook the north of the Netherlands early on Tuesday morning. Measuring 3.5 on the
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