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For Many Medical Students, the Caribbean Was Warm and Welcoming. Until Now.
Offshore schools have become an established part of the medical education system, but two deadly hurricanes have damaged some schools and led to evacuations.
Listen: Locals Describe Hurricane Maria’s Damage in Dominica
With no power, phones or internet, Dominica residents turned to amateur radio to give updates on their situation after Hurricane Maria battered the island.
Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 storm early Wednesday. Hours before, it had crossed the United States Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm, and tore roofs off houses on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind-Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Caribbean island had sustained “widespread devastation” from the storm, which hit at Category 5 strength.
Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Dominica as Other Islands Brace for Potential Disaster
The Caribbean islands scrambled to prepare for another big storm, Hurricane Maria, which was barreling through only days after Irma killed more than two dozen.
Caribbean Newcomers Dip Their Toes in the Snow
Dominica, a small Caribbean island nation, will make its Winter Olympic debut this week, led by a former investment banker from Staten Island and his Italian-born wife.
Q&A: A Young Sailor's Guide to the Islands
IN 2003, 8-year-old Alex Ellison and his family set sail in the Caribbean on their 46-foot Beneteau 473, Promise. They had intended to take a one-year trip from Essex, Conn., through the Caribbean to South America and back, but ended up spending almost five years living in the islands, celebrating birthdays in Grenada, Christmas in the Pitons and spending three years in the rain forest of Nevis. "The world was now our classroom," Mr. Ellison wrote in his memoir, "A Star to Sail Her By" (May 2011, iUniverse).
15 Countries Named as Potential Money-Laundering Havens
The world's leading industrial nations named 15 countries and territories today, including Israel, the Philippines and Russia, as potential havens for ill-gotten wealth. The list is the culmination of a decade-long effort to act against money-laundering centers. It was issued after United States and European officials grew concerned that bank secrecy and weak regulation in some nations contributed to the devastating financial turmoil in Asia and Latin America in the late 1990's.
Style; Running Wild
With every passing season, fashion grows more capricious and eclectic, as evidenced by these beautiful resort clothes, photographed in the jungle paradise of Dominica.
Foreign Medical School Has Hopes Of Hanging Its Shingle on U.S. Soil
The idea seemed simple enough. Ross University, a medical school in the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, would open a branch in the United States -- in Wyoming, to be specific, which lacks a medical school of its own. Casper, the city chosen for the branch, would get 200 jobs and a projected $10 million a year in economic development. Ross would get a mainland campus for 600 to 1,000 students -- the first for-profit medical school to open in the United States in nearly a century.
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