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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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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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CCCCC participates in the GCF Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean

Posted: 21 June 2017 - Regional News
Member of Staff  of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre are currently participating in the The Green Climate Fund’s Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean held in Placencia,
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CARICOM, Korea formalise decade-old friendship

Posted: 13 June 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Korea on Tuesday formalised a decade-old friendship with the accreditation of the first non-permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the East
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The destiny of the planet is in our hands…We must lead – CARICOM SG on World Environment Day

Posted: 05 June 2017 - Press Releases
Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has charged the Region to lead in ensuring the destiny of the planet. His charge came in a statement
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Sustainable use of our marine resources: Caribbean Community at UN Ocean Conference – Day one

Posted: 05 June 2017 - Press Releases
The global High Level Conference which will seek agreement on a Call For Action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development opens Monday at
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Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Posted: 04 June 2017 - Press Releases
- CARICOM dismayed and disappointed by US withdrawal from Paris AgreementThe Paris Agreement on Climate Change was more than just another international agreement on another complex international
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FEATURE: UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

Posted: 02 June 2017 - Regional News
2 June 2017 – Protecting the oceans is among the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint for a more just and equitable world adopted by the 193 Member States of
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Caribbean rolls out plans to reduce climate change hazards

Posted: 03 May 2017 - Article
Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). And according to the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Robert
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CARICOM heightens preparation for UN oceans Conference

Posted: 12 April 2017 - Regional News
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CARICOM Secretariat – Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including those of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are heightening their preparations ahead of the United
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Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

Posted: 30 March 2017 - Regional News
A Saint Lucian project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.The project,
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CIMH launches new climate programme

Posted: 24 February 2017 - Regional News
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) on Thursday launched the ‘Weather and Climate Ready Nation’ programme for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, which aims to
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CARICOM SG lauds Saint Lucia’s leadership role on Sustainable Development on its 38th Independence Anniversary

Posted: 22 February 2017 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended the Caribbean Community’s congratulations to Saint. Lucia on its 38th anniversary as an independent nation.In a message to
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Caribbean better prepared to deal with crisis situations

Posted: 02 February 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean region’s ability to respond to crisis situations and its early warning capacity have been greatly strengthened, thanks to the Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP).
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Agriculture, climate change, renewable energy to benefit as IDB carves out $13B for lending

Posted: 24 January 2017 - Regional News
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan 23 2017 – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it will be lending US$13 billion over the coming year and a significant portion of that amount has been
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CARICOM Member States push climate change concerns at COP 22

Posted: 18 November 2016 - Press Releases
The Heads of CARICOM Member States’ delegations to the climate change meeting COP 22 in Morocco underscored the Region’s position that climate change was not an obscure matter but an
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CARICOM eyes positive outcomes from Morocco Climate Change meeting – Report

Posted: 16 November 2016 - Regional News
Caribbean Community Heads of States, the CARICOM Secretary-General and senior environmental officers are in Marrakech, Morrocco, for the 22nd Meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Convention
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