Disaster Management

  • Photo of “Widespread Devastation!” – Dominica’s Prime Minister Skerrit

    “Widespread Devastation!” – Dominica’s Prime Minister Skerrit

    “Statement by Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit following last night’s passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria over the island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible…

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  • Photo of CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – SG

    CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – SG

      Caribbean Community Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, has expressed “profound condolences” to the President of the French Republic, His Excellency Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron.   Referring to the recent passage of Hurricane Irma over the Overseas French Caribbean Territories of St. Barthelemy and in particular Saint Martin, the Secretary-General in a Message of Condolence said –    “…the disruption, destruction…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Delegation tours hurricane devastated islands – announced plans for Donors Conference

    CARICOM Delegation tours hurricane devastated islands – announced plans for Donors Conference

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday completed a tour of hurricane devastated islands and have indicated that arrangements are being made  to convene an international  Donors Conference to mobilise the ‘significant resources’ required for the recovery effort. The touring CARICOM Delegation included  Mr. Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of ‘Exceptional story of resilience’ – Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister following Hurricane Irma’s passage

    ‘Exceptional story of resilience’ – Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister following Hurricane Irma’s passage

    “My first words must be of thanks. Thanks to Almighty God in all his forms for standing at our side at a time of great adversity. There is no doubt that the Good Lord is on our side. We in Antigua have weathered the most powerful hurricane ever to storm its way through the Caribbean. And we have done so…

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  • Photo of Eastern/Northern Caribbean bracing for Hurricane Irma

    Eastern/Northern Caribbean bracing for Hurricane Irma

    A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the following islands as hurricane Irma churns its way across the Atlantic towards the Eastern and Northern Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, the British Virgin Islands, Sana, St. Eustatius, Sint Martin, St. Martin and Saint Barthelemy.  A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged US

    CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged US

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathies to the Government and people of the United States and especially the State of Texas on the loss of lives and extensive damage to property and infrastructure following the passage of Hurricane Harvey. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message to US President Mr. Donald Trump, expressed the Community’s confidence that…

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  • Photo of British Virgin Islands cleans up after flash flood

    British Virgin Islands cleans up after flash flood

    (Photo via Caribbean News Service) Tortola, British Virgin Islands – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is in full “clean up mode” following extensive flooding in certain areas of the Territory with the hardest impact occurring on the island of Tortola. Heavy and steady precipitation from the tropical wave caused flooding in low lying areas as well as damage to streets and sporadic…

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  • Photo of Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

    Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

    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, the brainchild of Johannan Dujon, owner/manager of Algas Organics, will be highlighted at a gathering of 1000 conservation practitioners, pioneering scientists from varied fields, leaders in industry, philanthropists and artists.…

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  • Photo of CDEMA and CARICAD Formalise Partnership for Regional Sustainable Development

    CDEMA and CARICAD Formalise Partnership for Regional Sustainable Development

    In a true demonstration of regional partnership, two CARICOM institutions have taken an important step to formalize their relationship towards enhancing sustainable development across the region. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to demonstrate their synergistic relationship through more strategic collaboration. The MOU was signed…

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  • Photo of Government of Haiti helps 1.4 million persons affected by Hurricane Matthew with CCRIF’s Payouts

    Government of Haiti helps 1.4 million persons affected by Hurricane Matthew with CCRIF’s Payouts

    The CEO of CCRIF SPC, Mr. Isaac Anthony met on Monday with Haiti’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Yves Bastien and his advisors to discuss the recent payouts of US$23.4 million to Haiti made under the country’s tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies, as a result of Hurricane Matthew’s passage through that country last month. This is the largest payment ever…

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