Tag: caribbean

First cruise ship to resume on Caribbean has COVID outbreak

November 13, 2020
There are even more cases of COVID-19 aboard that first cruise ship to venture into the Caribbean since March. Five people on the SeaDream 1 cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, the ship’s captain has told passengers, CNN reported Thursday night. News of the first passenger catching the virus broke Wednesday. The ship

Caribbean cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19

November 12, 2020
A passenger aboard the first cruise in the Caribbean since the onset of the pandemic reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The preliminary positive, the results of a rapid test on SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream 1, was reported by Gene Sloan, a senior travel reporter covering the voyage for The Points Guy. Sloan said

When Mosquitoes Brought Yellow Fever to the Caribbean, They Also Spread Slavery

October 18, 2019
When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492, he brought Spanish visions of gold and glory, as well as new animals and pathogens. Pigs and rats ravaged the island ecosystems while measles, flu and smallpox burned through the native populations, killing millions of people and enabling the Spanish, English, Portuguese and French empires to…