hurricane irma


Editor's Note: The Caribbean, After Irma

On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost […]


An Update on Anguilla Tourism, After Irma

Above: a British relief flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla was devastated by Hurricane Irma, but the island is beginning recovery and relief efforts. Anguilla’s Governor and Chief Minister are continuing to assess the damage, they said in a […]


The Latest on Anguilla After Irma

The latest reports on Anguilla are in following Hurricane Irma, a storm that rocked the island and caused one death. According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, the island’s airport runway and most roads leading to the airport have […]


Puerto Rico Reopens Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s busiest airport has reopened following Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan is operating again, a major boost for the region given its position as the busiest airport […]

Nassau Airport Reopens

Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport has reopened following Hurricane Irma, the Nassau Airport Development Company announced. The airport sustained no damage from Hurricane Irma, leading to an “all clear” issued by the Bahamas’ Emergency Management Agency and the Meteorological Department. […]

Irma in Cuba; Hurricane Jose Nears Caribbean

Above: the path of Hurricane Jose By the Caribbean Journal staff As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba and headed to Florida, another hurricane got closer to the Caribbean on Friday: Hurricane Jose. Hurricane Jose was about 265 miles east-southeast […]


Caribbean Airlines Offering Fee Waivers for Irma-Affected Travelers

Caribbean Airlines is now offering rebooking fee waivers to travelers whose plans have been affected by Hurricane Irma. Travelers who have confirmed tickets for the period between Sept. 5 and Oct. 31 can now rebook without change fees. The carrier […]

US Virgin Islands Begins Assessing Irma Damage; St Croix “Back to Business”

The U.S Virgin Islands has begun a full assessment on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the territory, with major damage apparent in both St Thomas and St John. St. Croix did not receive the full brunt of the storm, […]

Irma Heads Toward Bahamas, Cuba

By the Caribbean Journal staff After pummeling much of the northeastern Caribbean approached Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday, weakening slightly to a Category 4 storm. Maximum sustained winds were down to around 150 mph, a drop from the 185 […]


Irma Causes “Devastating” Destruction in British Virgin Islands

By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma caused “devastating” destruction in the British Virgin Islands when it hit the territory, the BVI’s Tourist Board said in a statement. “The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands has been devastating. With […]

Irma Continues Westward After Battering Barbuda, St Martin

By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, causing major destruction on several islands, including tiny Barbuda, which was almost totally destroyed. As of Thursday morning, Irma was 110 miles north of Punta Cana and about […]

St Martin, St Barth Pummeled by Irma

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Category-5 Hurricane Irma pummeled the dual-nation island of St Martin/St Maarten and nearby St Barth on Wednesday, leaving massive flooding and widespread destruction. The storm caused the deaths of at least two people, confirmed […]


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