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Santiago still without power

Residents of Cuba's second-largest city of Santiago remained without power or running water yesterday, four days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall as the island's deadliest storm in seven years, ripping rooftops from homes and toppling power lines. 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cuban flagHAVANA (AP) – Residents of Cuba’s second-largest city of Santiago remained without power or running water Monday, four days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall as the island’s deadliest storm in seven years, ripping rooftops from homes and toppling power lines.

Across the Caribbean, the storm’s death toll rose to 69, including 52 people in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic, one in Jamaica and one in Puerto Rico.

Cuban authorities have not yet estimated the economic toll, but the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported there was “severe damage to housing, economic activity, fundamental public services and institutions of education, health and culture.”

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China was well represented at the 17th Bahamas International Cultural Festival held in Nassau recently, with ethnic costumes and traditional performances taking centre stage in the Botanical Gardens. Watch a CCTV report of the event after the jump.

Although things are returning to normal on the major islands of The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, according to government officials, some cruise lines' private islands still require substantial clean-up efforts before they can re-open for business.

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