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Dominica’s beloved wildlife still shaky a year after Maria

ROSEAU: 'Sad' parrots and 'stressed-out' frogs might be unlikely contenders for concern in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster. But the fate of two of Dominica's most prized species are still a source of worry a year after Hurricane Maria tore apart the tiny Caribbean island. Dominica's famously lush forests are slowly coming back to life after the worst destruction in the country's history, prompting a return of the intriguing creatures that call them home. The sisserou parrot and the mountain chicken…

Desperate rescue effort after Hurricane Maria toll climbs to 33

SAN JUAN: Puerto Rico battled dangerous floods on Friday after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, as rescuers raced against time to reach residents trapped in their homes and the death toll climbed to 33. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the most devastating storm in a century after it destroyed the US territory's electricity and telecommunications infrastructure. "Part of the island is lacking communications so what we have are some preliminary assessments about 13 deaths at this juncture," Rossello…

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as PM predicts dire outcome

DOMINICA: Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, with its prime minister predicting potentially grave losses and mass destruction as winds and rain from the Category Five storm barrelled into territories still reeling from Irma. With residents fleeing homes Maria made landfall with top winds swirling at 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. "We have lost all what money can buy and replace," Dominica's premier Roosevelt Skerrit posted on…

Pakistan clinch first-ever Test series victory in West Indies

DOMINICA: Pakistan won a thrilling third and final Test with six balls to spare to clinch a first series victory in the West Indies Sunday and give a fitting farewell to the retiring captain Misbah ul Haq and veteran Younis Khan. Roston Chase s unbeaten 101, his second hundred of the series, proved in vain as the home side, set a target of 303 at Windsor Park in Dominica, slipped to 93 for six before the lower order almost rescued a dramatic draw. "This was just incredible," said a breathless Misbah after Shannon…