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CARICOM SG makes case for climate-resilient rebuilding of hurricane-damaged islands

Posted: 20 November 2017 - Press Releases
 CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque presenting remarks. Also at the Head Table are UNDP Administrator Mr Achim Steiner (l) and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau
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Help SIDS to help themselves – PM Chastanet issues call at COP23

Posted: 16 November 2017 - Press Releases
“I call on developed countries to help SIDS help themselves. We cannot wait till 2020 to see finance to deal with the emergency situations, build resilience in our countries as far as possible,
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CARICOM and UNDP share a side-event at COP 23

Posted: 14 November 2017 - Press Releases
CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada and his Saint Lucian counterpart Prime Minister Allen Chastanet along with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque were part
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COP 23 - CARICOM engages Green Climate Fund Executive Director

Posted: 14 November 2017 - Press Releases
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia, the Lead Prime Ministerial Spokesman on Sustainable Development in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on
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CARICOM eyes key outcomes from UN climate change talks

Posted: 14 November 2017 - Press Releases
Mitigating climate risks and building resilience against extreme weather events underpin key areas of focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) during the ongoing United Nations (UN) climate talks
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Canada commits to CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for hurricane ravaged countries

Posted: 07 November 2017 - Press Releases
Canada has confirmed its participation in the upcoming CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for the CARICOM countries devastated by the two recent Category Five Hurricanes, Irma and Maria.New Canadian
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High-level conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November

Posted: 28 October 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on 20-21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to
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CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

Posted: 26 October 2017 - Press Releases
We, the Heads of State and/or Government of the Caribbean Community Member States and Mexico, gathered in Belize City, Belize, to hold the Fourth CARICOM–Mexico Summit;Inspired by four
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Dominica Minister says Caribbean can learn from its rebuilding efforts

Posted: 19 October 2017 - Regional News
Still recovering from the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Erika two years ago, the small island of Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria – a category five storm about a month ago.The
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CARICOM Chair begins discussions in Washington

Posted: 11 October 2017 - Regional News
Prime Minister Keith Mitchell at a meeting with World Bank team members responsible for the CaribbeanChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt.
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‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

Posted: 27 September 2017 - Regional News
Hurricane Maria has destroyed the agriculture sector in Dominica. The Category Five hurricane flattened Dominica on 18 September.Both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
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Dominica assured of continued CARICOM support – Chairman

Posted: 27 September 2017 - Regional News
CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has assured hurricane-ravaged Dominica of continued support from the CARICOM Family. Prime Minister Mitchell, along with CARICOM Secretary-General
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CARICOM Chair, Dominica PM Press Briefing

Posted: 26 September 2017 - Regional News

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CARICOM Chairman leads delegation to hurricane ravaged Dominica

Posted: 26 September 2017 - Regional News
CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell (2nd right) led a regional delegation to hurricane-ravaged Dominica on Tuesday, and met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (right).The
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CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

Posted: 22 September 2017 - Press Releases
   
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CARPHA ready to assist Dominica

Posted: 21 September 2017 - Regional News
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), has deployed members of its staff, who have joined sister CARICOM institution, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), to carry
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SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

Posted: 20 September 2017 - Press Releases
                                SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries(CARICOM Secretariat,
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Dominica beaten, but not down – Principal Adviser to PM Skerrit

Posted: 20 September 2017 - Regional News
Speaking on ABSTV/Radio via satellite phone, Mr. Henry gave an update on the widespread damage that the island suffered following a direct hit by Hurricane Maria on Monday. He described the situation
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Maria knocks out Montserrat’s electricity

Posted: 20 September 2017 - Regional News
Montserrat’s National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) Press StatementThe National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) has issued a “
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Guyana’s land space can serve as ‘gift’ to the Caribbean battered by hurricanes – President Granger

Posted: 20 September 2017 - Regional News
 President David Granger speaking to the Guyanese media corps who are currently covering the United Nations General Assembly in New YorkNews Roon, Guyana  –  Guyana’s
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Hurricane Maria pummels Caribbean island of Dominica as Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico brace for impact

Posted: 19 September 2017 - Regional News
Hurricane Maria slammed into the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm with "merciless" 160 mph winds Monday night, and the storm, deemed "potentially catastrophic" by the National
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CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – SG

Posted: 18 September 2017 - Press Releases
  Caribbean Community Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, has expressed “profound condolences” to the President of the French Republic, His
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Cayman Islands Premier delivers relief aid for Anguilla hurricane recovery

Posted: 18 September 2017 - Press Releases
  Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands, on Friday 15 September 2017 delivered 15,000 lbs of relief aid to assist Anguilla in its post hurricane
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CLIMATE CHANGE PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

Posted: 25 August 2017 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 25, 2017 (SKNIS): Although climate change has its disadvantages, it can also be used as an opportunity for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), especially St.
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CARICOM SG calls for new model for development finance

Posted: 16 August 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) believes that a new model for development finance needs to be considered.Speaking during the accreditation ceremony for the new Swedish Ambassador to the Community
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What does ‘climate-smart agriculture’ really mean? New tool breaks it down

Posted: 16 August 2017 - Article
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 14 2017 (IPS) - A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects,
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CARICOM opens environment policy, action plan for discussions

Posted: 31 July 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has opened the draft CARICOM Environment and Natural Resources Policy, as well as the Action Plan for national, sub-regional and regional discussions
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CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

Posted: 20 July 2017 - Article
Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development,
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Caribbean Seeks to Climate-Proof Tourism Industry

Posted: 30 June 2017 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday June 30, 2017 (IPS) – The tourism industry is the key economic driver and largest provider of jobs in the Caribbean after the public sector. Caribbean tourism broke
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Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding

Posted: 28 June 2017 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 26 2017 (IPS) - A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including
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