Tag Archives: NaturalDisasters

Bali earthquake: Magnitude 6.4 event strikes resort island

NNA – A STRONG earthquake has struck Bali, shaking the resort island but not triggering any tsunami alarms.

Witnesses report feeling a strong shake lasting some 20 seconds. Many residents reportedly leapt from their beds …

Drought a bigger problem than hurricanes for Caribbean farmers

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Donovan Stanberry of Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Photo: UN News/M. Wells.

Drought is a bigger, more “insidious” problem for vulnerable farmers in Jamaica and the Caribbean …

News in Brief 6 March 2017 (AM)

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Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti causing widespread damage in the western cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi

Haiti recovery plan needs strong support

Countries are being …

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits off Pakistan coast

NNA – An earthquake with a magnitude 6.3 struck off the coast of Pakistan early on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of tremor was around 90 km (55 miles) south of Turbat, …

News in Brief 7 February 2017 (PM)

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A fourth grade student, writing on the blackboard in a classroom lined up with sandbags to reinforce the windows and prevent them from shattering during the frequent mortar shellings in

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