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Caribbean group warns of risk from Gulf oil spill

Caribbean group warns of risk from Gulf oil spill

A grouping of Caribbean countries is warning that oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico could reach the Bahamas and Jamaica.
The Caribbean Community says a recent change in wind patterns could push the oil past the southern tip of Florida and toward its northern member states.
Secretary-General Edwin Carrington said Saturday that tourism-dependent countries in the 15-nation group are concerned about the oil spilling from an underwater well off the U.S. coast.
The issue is expected to come up at Thursday's meeting in Barbados between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and regional foreign ministers.


Updated : 2021-10-19 10:41 GMT+08:00