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Sunday, September 24 2017 @ 04:29 AM AST

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Florida residents go north as Hurricane Irma leaves 10 dead in the Caribbean ...so far

Category 5 Hurricane Irma with winds at 185 mph ravaged French Caribbean islands St Martin and St Barth's leaving one dead in each location.

Irma also claimed the life of an infant in Barbuda. Seven other lives have been lost since, according to media reports.

Turks & Caicos braces for direct hit within the next 24-36 hours.

Cayman Islands spared.

Resilient Caribbean islanders hunker down and brace for the impact but vow to remain open for business.

Tourists safe and urged to continue to stay indoors.

Anguilla hotels all intact, Govt says, no damage to airport and authorities expect things to get back to normal soon.

THE BAHAMAS IS PREPARING FOR A DIRECT HIT

...BUT NASSAU AND PARADISE ISLAND MAY BE SPARED THE WORST

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Tourism to Trinidad & Tobago actually fell 7%

Tourist arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago actually fell by a sharp 7% last year, according to the World Tourism Organization and Caribbean Tourism Organization statistics.

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This is what an investment-grade country's budget looks like

It's not as unattainable for Trinidad and Tobago, as some would have us believe.



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Glass Castle not likely to last more than a week in Trinidad & Tobago

SCORE: 9/10

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Eastern Caribbean banks close, Sint Maarten shuts schools, sets curfew at 8 pm

THE BAHAMAS, TURKS & CAICOS, FLORIDA ADVISED TO BRACE FOR HURRICANE IRMA

Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, (Dutch) Sint Maarten and (French) St Martin, Anguilla, Montserrat and St. Eustatius are already bracing.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank today announced it will be closed until further notice.