July 17, 2018

IATA urges to enhance Caribbean aviation

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From Curacao Chronicle The association called on governments and other aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to work together to maximize the benefits of connectivity travelThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and other aviation stakeholders in the Caribbean region to work together to maximize the benefits of aviation connectivity. “Aviation is essential […]

ECCB Governor appointed Chairman of CCRIF SPC

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Monday, July 2, 2018 — Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Governor, Mr. Timothy Antoine, has been appointed as Chairman of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) effective July 1, for a 3-year term. Mr. Antoine succeeds Mr. Milo Pearson who chaired CCRIF’s board from its inception in 2007 and has now retired. At […]

CCRIF welcomes two new members: British Virgin Islands and Montserrat

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 — The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) is pleased to announce that the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat have joined the facility and purchased coverage for the 2018/19 policy year beginning June 1st. Both countries obtained tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies and the Government of the Virgin Islands […]

Caribbean organizes first regional workshop on human resources

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From Presna Latina Georgetown, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank are collaborating today to organize the first regional workshop to strengthen national capacity to support the 2030 Human Resources Development Strategy. The workshop is aimed at the national coordinators responsible for monitoring and the presentation of reports associated with […]

How can a toolkit increase resilience to natural disasters in the Caribbean?

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By JONATHAN ESSEX From iMC With funding from the Caribbean Development Bank, IMC is developing guidelines to help the 19 Caribbean countries to incorporate climate change adaptation into road network planning, construction, budgeting and decision-making strategies. As hurricanes Irma and Maria have recently shown, the Caribbean is more and more vulnerable to natural hazards, which […]

Caribbean Development Bank issues loan for Dominica’s post-hurricane recovery

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from teleSUR Last September the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria, which gravely damaged its electrical grid. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) announced Sunday it will provide US$16 million in funding to the the Caribbean island of Dominica through its electric company, Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC), to restore electric services to country following […]

Calling the young, gifted and Caribbean!

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By KERYN NELSON From St Lucia Star The High Commission of Canada to Saint Lucia (and other neighbouring islands) is once again opening up its offices in Bridgetown, Barbados to two promising young people between the ages of 16 and 19. Candidates from Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, […]

Caribbean Export and the Caribbean Development Bank partner to provide greater access to finance for women-owned businesses

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, February 20, 2018. Accessing finance to fund business ventures has long been an issue across the Caribbean, especially for women. Now that the Caribbean Export Development Agency and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have joined forces to tackle this challenge, sourcing funds could become easier for women-owned businesses in the Region. The two […]

Barbuda fears land rights loss in bid to spread tourism from Antigua

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By Gregory Scruggs in Codrington From The Guardian UK As the tiny island destroyed by a hurricane tries to rebuild, the PM of neighboring Antigua aims to revoke centuries-old rights Nearly four months after Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, residents fear the central government on neighbouring Antigua is poised to revoke […]

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

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The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example Paris, 12 December 2017 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private […]