Latest Caribbean islands Stories

New Orchids Found In Cuba
2012-12-28 10:23:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two new species of Caribbean orchid have been discovered by a research team led by the University of Vigo, in collaboration with the Environmental Services Unit at the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park in Cuba. For over two centuries, the Caribbean islands have served as natural laboratories and a source of inspiration for botanists, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. The studies of these men in the tropical...

Newly Discovered Skink Species Already Close To Extinction
2012-05-01 04:35:49

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com In a recent scientific publication, 24 new species of lizards known as skinks, all found on the Caribbean islands, have been discovered and named. Each year, in dozens of scientific publications, approximately 130 new species of reptiles from all over the world are added to the global count. But, since the nineteenth century not more than 20 reptile species have been added at one time in any single publication. The research team responsible for the new...

2012-04-01 23:03:09

The mobility division of New Line Products LLC, The Lift store USA, now offers vertical platform lifts designed for self installation for residential applications in the United States and the Caribbean Islands. These vertical lifts are easy to install and represent a significant savings over the cost of a professionally installed model. Port St. Lucie, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Due to the recent recession, the raging popularity of internet shopping, along with the ever-expanding “Home...

2009-09-14 15:59:00

Striking Crewmembers Reach Agreement on Wages, Conditions FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flight crew members for Amerijet International, a cargo airline, today approved a first contract with the company. This is the pilots' first collective bargaining agreement after five years of negotiations and a strike that began Aug. 27. The pilots and flight engineers voted 35 to 3 for the contract. The pilots fly Amerijet's five Boeing 727s and two leased Boeing 767s...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'