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Storm clouds gather as Tropical Storm Dorian moves toward St Michael Parish, Barbados. Photograph: Chris Brandis/AP Photo

Tropical Storm Dorian gathered strength on Monday as it barrelled west toward Barbados, where residents stocked up on food to hunker down for an onsla(...)

Isaac Newtown: ‘Naturalists were wrong to use the slave ships to collect their samples,’ writes William Reville.

Science is a value-free and progressive enterprise, perhaps the most valuable product of the Enlightenment. But science is performed by scientists, or(...)

Soulwax-affiliated electronic pop musician Charlotte Adigéry

What: Soulwax-affiliated electronic pop Where: Belgium Why: “Dance til you’re dizzy. Be your naked and uncompromising self,” says the Belgian-Caribbea(...)

I’m collecting Sorcha from Sophie’s at the Dean – the venue for the latest Mount Anville Past Pupils Association Networking Breakfast. Sorcha loves th(...)

The French courts have told Orange it can lodge the cash awarded this week with the state-owned investment group Caisse des Dépôts, pending any further appeals. Photograph: Getty Images

Orange Caraibe, a competitor of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel in the French West Indies, is expected to appeal this week’s order from a court in Paris to pa(...)

Jane Harris: her new novel charts the perilous journey of two slave brothers from Martinique to Grenada in the 18th century

Like their beloved fictional cousin the unreliable narrator, the inadequate narrator of a novel draws the reader into a tale by forcing them to take a(...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

Soldiers patrol in a street in Marigot, on the French Caribbean island of St Martin, as preparations were made for the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Helene Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Maria has claimed its first life, with local officials reporting that someone was killed by a falling tree on the French island of Guadeloup(...)

Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean east of Martinique. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters

Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with(...)

Fumigating to prevent dengue, chikunguya and Zika virus at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing travel to areas affected by Zika amid global concern at the spread of the mosquito-borne virus(...)

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