Disaster Management

  • 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 Help SIDS to help themselves – PM Chastanet issues call at COP23

    Help SIDS to help themselves – PM Chastanet issues call at COP23

    “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, and the loss and damage that is already occurring. “Our people have proven to be and will continue to be resilient. But here, on the international level,…

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  • Photo of Canada commits to CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for hurricane ravaged countries

    Canada commits to CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for hurricane ravaged countries

    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 Ambassador to CARICOM Her Excellency Lilian Chatterjee made the commitment while presenting her Credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday. CARICOM, with the help of the United Nations Development…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis accommodate students from hurricane devastated countries

    St. Kitts and Nevis accommodate students from hurricane devastated countries

    We committed as part of our excellent support to our neighbours to accommodate students whose education had become disrupted as a consequence of the ravages by the two Hurricanes.  I am advised that, so far, some 72 students of preschool, primary and secondary school age are being accommodated in our schools from 7 countries namely: Anguilla (15), BVI (24), Dominica…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    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 decades of dialogue and friendship; Committed to strengthening ties between CARICOM and Mexico; Dedicated to the integrated regional development and the economic prosperity of our countries; Inspired by Mexico’s renewed commitment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Secretary-General invites international support for hurricane recovery

    CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Secretary-General invites international support for hurricane recovery

    Resilience is the cornerstone of our recovery and rebuilding process.  These disasters provide an opportunity for our Region to build back better and smarter.  It offers the prospect of the affected states becoming the first climate change resilient countries in the world. But CARICOM cannot achieve that goal alone.  Cooperation with partners like Mexico is necessary for us to fulfil…

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  • Today is International Day for Disaster reduction – Is this year’s string of hurricanes a sign of things to come?

    Joint Op-Ed by  Achim Steiner is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme www.undp.org Patricia Espinosa is Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change www.unfccc.int Robert Glasser is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction www.unisdr.org   From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane…

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  • Photo of ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    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 (CDEMA) – which is leading the Community’s response to the disaster  – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that there was 100 per cent destruction of agriculture on the island. According to information…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair, Dominica PM Press Briefing

    CARICOM Chair, Dominica PM Press Briefing

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  • Photo of Hurricane Maria could cost Dominica billions of dollars, says CDEMA

    Hurricane Maria could cost Dominica billions of dollars, says CDEMA

    REGIONAL disaster management and relief authorities are predicting that it will cost Dominica several billions of dollars to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which struck the Eastern Caribbean island last week, killing an estimated 20 people and leaving the small island nation in devastation.   In the wake of the category five hurricane, there have been reports…

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