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CARICOM, India reaffirm decades-old ties -  India donates US1 Million to The Bahamas relief efforts

Posted: 18 September 2019 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and India have reaffirmed decades-old ties with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM, His Excellency Dr. K. J Srinivasa.In accepting his letters of credence
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Reflections on Climate Resilience in the Caribbean and indications for innovative Approaches

Posted: 18 September 2019 - Article
The Bahamas tragedy following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian has brought into stark reality the unrelenting havoc that natural disasters have reeked on the Caribbean Region in recent
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Tropical storm warning for northwestern Bahamas

Posted: 12 September 2019 - Regional News
(The Nassau Guardian, 12 September 2019) Abaco, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and New Providence are all under a tropical storm warning after it was announced that an area of
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OPM: More than 900 officers sent to Abaco, GB

Posted: 09 September 2019 - Regional News
(The Nassau Guardian, 9 September 2019) The government has deployed more than 900 law enforcement officers to Abaco and Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Office of the Prime Minister
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CARICOM and OECS Bodies Coordinating Regional Responses to Crisis in The Bahamas, says PM Harris

Posted: 04 September 2019 - Regional News
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 03, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has extended
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Message from CARICOM Chairman Honourable Allen M. Chastanet on the situation in The Bahamas regarding Hurricane Dorian

Posted: 03 September 2019 - Press Releases
Today, the hearts of the people of the Caribbean are heavy.  Once again one of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States has been devastated by a dangerous hurricane as our Region
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Deadly Dorian Monster hurricane blamed for 5 deaths in The Bahamas

Posted: 03 September 2019 - Regional News
NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Government yesterday confirmed five people had been killed in the Abacos as the virtually standstill, but weakening, Hurricane Dorian continued to pound
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CARICOM reacts as ‘Dorian’ pounds Bahamas

Posted: 02 September 2019 - Regional News
Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia was among the regional leaders who expressed concern and support  to The Bahamas, devastated
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Hurricane Dorian discussed by Bahamas Cabinet and NEMA

Posted: 30 August 2019 - Regional News
NASSAU, The Bahamas, BIS –- Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and members of his Cabinet today met with members of the National Disaster Consultative Committee, which makes up the
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Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to sign Energy MOU

Posted: 23 August 2019 - Regional News
OPM, Trinidad and Tobago – Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley departed for Barbados this morning where he will participate in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Barbados
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Promote citizen security to shore up CARICOM societies’ resilience – UNSG

Posted: 05 July 2019 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat) Resilience and sustainable development were at the heart of the  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG), António Guterres’ address to the 40th Regular
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Fight against rising global temperature and ocean degradation, UNSG tells 40th CARICOM Heads

Posted: 03 July 2019 - Press Releases
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG) António Guterres addressed the opening of the Fortieth Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on 3 July in Saint Lucia, focussing on issues
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Caribbean Weather Heads at Congress of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized UN Agency

Posted: 30 June 2019 - Regional News
28 June 2019: English–speaking Caribbean States were well represented at the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg18) which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from
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Together we can beat marine pollution in the Caribbean

Posted: 07 June 2019 - Regional News
Let’s start with the wins. In a robust effort to tackle marine pollution, 14 Caribbean countries, accounting for one-third of the region’s Small Island States, have banned single-use
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Bahamas signs agreement with IDB to advance conch conservation efforts

Posted: 28 May 2019 - Regional News
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas has signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank to advance conch conservation efforts in The Bahamas, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced
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CCCCC to Launch US$45-million-dollar Water Improvement Project in Barbados

Posted: 09 May 2019 - Regional News
Belmopan, Belize; May 8, 2019 – A five-year multi-million dollar water improvement project that is expected to ease the chronic water woes of more than 190,000 Barbadians will be launched on
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CARICOM Secretary-General highlights Region’s Climate Change and EU Blacklisting concerns at International Conference in Romania

Posted: 12 March 2019 - Press Releases
Address by the CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the International Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters, Bucharest, Romania, 12 March 2019  This
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New Hub Launched to Increase Transparency of Climate Action in the Caribbean

Posted: 25 February 2019 - Regional News
UN Climate Change News, 21 February 2019 – Measuring, reporting and verifying climate action under the Paris Climate Change Agreement is being strengthened in the Caribbean region with the
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CCCCC, Govt Of Belize Conduct Climate Change Capacity And Preparedness Training

Posted: 14 February 2019 - Regional News
(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release) – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in collaboration with the Government of Belize is carrying out a national
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REGIONAL STATEMENT ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) SPECIAL REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS (1.5 °C SPECIAL REPORT)

Posted: 12 December 2018 - Press Releases
We, the Ministers responsible for addressing climate change in the Caribbean Community: Recalling the escalated climate change impacts that the region has experienced in recent years with
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CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

Posted: 23 November 2018 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean.The report will be
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Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

Posted: 13 November 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance
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CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

Posted: 26 October 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recorded a significant milestone with the release of a report on the state of biodiversity management in the Region.The report examines how CARICOM Member
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Trinidad and Tobago asks regional catastrophe facility for financial help

Posted: 22 October 2018 - Regional News
The Ministry of Finance has requested the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to urgently disburse funds under our catastrophe insurance policy.This was confirmed via a tweet by
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Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS On Oct 19, 2018

Posted: 19 October 2018 - Regional News
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island
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CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

Posted: 17 October 2018 - Press Releases
 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway
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The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

Posted: 16 October 2018 - Regional News
By Kenton X. ChanceBRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country
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Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

Posted: 16 October 2018 - Regional News
(CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level
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Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

Posted: 28 September 2018 - Regional News
(Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe are under a Tropical Storm Warning and St. Vincent and the Grenadines under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Kirk churns its way
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