Boat carrying around 60 people and headed for US state of Florida capsizes, killing 17 people, with some 25 passengers rescued so far, officials say.
A study argues native communities should be involved in scientific exchanges in order to understand ecosystems in post-colonial regions like the Caribbean.
Coast Guard says it has found four additional bodies from 39 migrants lost at sea off Florida but will end its rescue operations at sunset if it doesn't receive any new information.
With some laws dating back as far as 160 years, criminalisation of suicide deter people from seeking help instead of saving their lives, campaigners say.
UNICEF says that a busier than normal Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has been predicted for 2020, and Covid-19 could "spread easily in crowded emergency shelters."
Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane through Monday, then slow weaken on its climb up the Atlantic seaboard.
Hurricane Isaias has lashed the Bahamas as it churns towards Florida, bringing new dangers to a US state suffering record deaths from an unrelenting coronavirus outbreak.
Humberto is forecast to become a hurricane by Sunday night but is expected to stay offshore of Florida's eastern coast as it moves toward open waters.
The announcement from the National Hurricane Centre came after it had warned early Friday that a strengthening tropical depression was headed for the same islands hit by Dorian last week.
Bahamian meteorologists said the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, which were the worst-hit by Hurricane Dorian, were in the path of the approaching weather system.
Early Friday, tropical disturbances swept over the central Bahamas, packing winds of 45km/h and expected to drop 8 to 13cm of rain through Sunday.
Officials in the Bahamas believe that there are 1,300 people missing after Hurricane Dorian plowed into the islands, a sharp decline from the 2,500 listed on the missing registry a day earlier.
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