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  • Photo of Former US President  William “Bill” Clinton arrives in Dominica

    Former US President William “Bill” Clinton arrives in Dominica

    Former United States President, Bill Clinton, is in Dominica to view the island’s ongoing efforts to continue building back in the wake of last year’s hurricane season. See photo of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and his wife welcoming President Clinton, and a video clip of the President’s arrival at the Financial Centre earlier Tuesday morning:

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  • ‘Building back better’: a resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

    Building back better’ after a disaster intuitively makes sense, but it is challenging and requires a deep understanding of the causes of disaster, recovery processes and future climate and other risks. Critically, it requires high levels of commitment from policymakers and technical staff in national governments, from the international aid agencies and donors supporting recovery, and from communities already engaged in recovery.…

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  • Photo of Bahamas PM warns region at great risk of climate change

    Bahamas PM warns region at great risk of climate change

        NASSAU, The Bahamas, Dec 5, CMC – The 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) has begun here with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis noting that small-island developing states in the region are at great risk of climate change. The conference, which ends on Saturday, is being held under the theme ‘CDM: The Road to Resilience Check Point…

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  • Photo of Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support, urgent climate action – UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support, urgent climate action – UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

    New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad partnership to support reconstruction efforts, including through over US$1.3 billion in pledges and over $1 billion in loans and debt relief. Support derived from nearly 400 high-level…

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  • Photo of Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

    Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

      Resources the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mobilising to support reconstruction of hurricane-ravaged Member States are intended for them to build back smarter and better, against the existential threat of climate change. Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that intention was in “full knowledge that we are into a new era,” when hurricanes had now become “game changers.” He was at…

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

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

      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 for Latin America and the Caribbean Ms Jessica Faieta. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Technical Consultations for the CARICOM-UN High Level Conference at UN Headquarters, New York on Monday: We must…

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  • Photo of Prince of Wales to visit Antigua and Barbuda, BVI, Dominica

    Prince of Wales to visit Antigua and Barbuda, BVI, Dominica

    Caribbean Media Corporation) LONDON, Nov. 15, CMC – Britain’s Prince Charles is scheduled to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands for a first hand view of the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. During the tour, the Prince of Wales will meet members of the local communities and hear about ways in which they have…

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  • Photo of COP 23 – CARICOM engages Green Climate Fund Executive Director

    COP 23 – CARICOM engages Green Climate Fund Executive Director

    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 Tuesday met with the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund Mr. Howard Bamsey on the margins of the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth Secretary-General pledges to challenge development assistance rules

    Commonwealth Secretary-General pledges to challenge development assistance rules

    Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has promised to ramp up advocacy for the reform of development assistance rules which member states say are restricting aid to storm ravished countries in the Caribbean. The Secretary-General made the commitment at meetings with leaders in Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica during visits to the countries to discuss Commonwealth support after hurricanes Irma and Maria…

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  • Photo of Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    The detrimental effect of climate change on the Region was brought in to sharp focus as a special Meeting of Agriculture Ministers got underway at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Friday. At the opening of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic development (COTED), Chairman, His Excellency Soeresh Algoe, Agriculture Minister of Suriname, the…

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