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  • Photo of CDB President announces up to US$800M for disaster recovery, amid strong Bank performance in 2017

    CDB President announces up to US$800M for disaster recovery, amid strong Bank performance in 2017

    President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, today announced that the institution is making USD700 to 800 million (mn) available to help Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) recover from the impact of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The funding, which the Bank is providing over the next five years, complements its ongoing work to build resilience in the Caribbean Region.…

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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 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 All hands needed on deck for post-hurricane recovery – WB Meeting hears

    All hands needed on deck for post-hurricane recovery – WB Meeting hears

    Statement on High Level Meeting on Recovery and Resilience in the Caribbean     Washington, October 13th, 2017– Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened (Friday) in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World…

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  • Photo of Guyana’s land space can serve as ‘gift’ to the Caribbean battered by hurricanes – President Granger

    Guyana’s land space can serve as ‘gift’ to the Caribbean battered by hurricanes – President Granger

     President David Granger speaking to the Guyanese media corps who are currently covering the United Nations General Assembly in New York News Roon, Guyana  –  Guyana’s vast landscape can serve as a “gift” to Caribbean islands devastated by recent hurricanes, President David Granger said today as he sought to get the dangers posed by climate change firmly on the international…

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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 British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos

    British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos

    PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Peter Beckingham welcomed leaders from seven of the UK’s Overseas Territories for lunch at his official residence on Thursday. “I was delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to welcome to the Turks and Caicos Islands on 20 and 21 July the premiers, chief ministers and ministers from no less than…

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  • Photo of Kickstarting the Caribbean ICT Space: Caribbean Telecommunications Union holds ICT Week in BVI

    Kickstarting the Caribbean ICT Space: Caribbean Telecommunications Union holds ICT Week in BVI

    Caribbean citizens’ growing appetite for digital conveniences is driving the region’s governments to act decisively to move essential services to online platforms. Ministers and senior government officials from across the region are holding talks to outline the practical steps needed to make basic government services available through smartphones and other Internet-connected devices. The Ministerial seminar will take place on September 30 in…

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  • Premier Romeo briefs EU-OCT meeting on potential of geothermal energy

    The Hon. Premier of Montserrat, Donaldson Romeo made a presentation this morning (Friday 27th February 2015) on geothermal energy at the conference of the European Commission and EU Overseas Countries and Territories being held in Tortola British Virgin Islands. Mr Romeo was at the time taking part in a round table event captioned ” Regional Cooperation: Unlocking the Potential of…

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  • BVI to host inaugural OECS environmental sustainability meeting

    ROAD, TOWN, BVI — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ministers responsible for environmental portfolios will meet in Road Town, Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands this week for their inaugural meeting since the Revised Treaty of Basseterre came into force in 2011. The meeting, preceded by the opening of an exhibition on climate change on Monday, opens on…

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