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The Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies continues to monitor activities at the Kick ‘em Jenny under water Volcano just off Grenada and provide updates and reports to the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA).

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Allan “Skanny” Martin (shot and killed)

A prisoner and a police officer were killed during a prison breakout at the Port of Spain prison shortly after noon today.

The constable died while being treated at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

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Prime Minister and Minister for Disaster Management, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, has conducted a series of extensive briefings following the alert that was recently put out by the Seismic Research Unit of the University of the West Indies regarding activities at the Kick 'em Jenny volcano.

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Barbados is not under a tsunami alert of any kind, neither is there a need to panic!

Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, gave this assurance, and urged residents to remain calm and vigilant, as an increase in seismic activity around the Kick ‘em Jenny volcano resulted in Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago being placed on an orange alert yesterday.

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The Seismic Research Centre In Trinidad and Tobago has notified authorities in the Eastern Caribbean of increased seismic activity around the Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano.

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Passengers assemble after a fire broke out in a mechanical space on the cruise, Freedom of the Seas (Jayne Giesler/Twitter)

Royal Caribbean International, owners of the cruise ship which caught fire yesterday, have praised the Jamaican authorities for their quick and efficient response to the blaze.

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A theme has been announced for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in Curaçao from 21-23 October.

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