October 15, 2018

Caribbean region to benefit from increased humanitarian assistance

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By CDEMA (PRESS RELEASE) – The Caribbean region is poised to benefit from increased humanitarian assistance following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and humanitarian service provider, Rescue Global (RG). The signing took place yesterday, September 19, 2018 at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in St. […]

TCI heads Caribbean disaster control group

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By Olivia Rose From TC Weekly A TCI Government minister has been called on to head a regional disaster management body. Hon. Vaden Delroy Williams, Minister Home Affairs, Agriculture and Human Services, has assumed the role of chairperson of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). more}} The responsibility was awarded at the agency’s eighth […]

Respect for Creation: Leaders and Religious Groups Confront Climate Change in the Caribbean and South Pacific Islands

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By Julianne Liebenguth From New Security Beat IIR-Climate-Change-15 Climate change is “unfolding as we speak,” said John Agard, professor of Tropical Island Ecology at the University of the West Indies (UWI) at a recent public forum on island nations hosted in Trinidad by UWI’s Institute of International Relations. The “close coupling of terrestrial, coastal, and […]

Members of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme join the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

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NDRM participates in the 10th CDM Caribbean Conference in Nassau 4-9 December Nassau, December 5th of 2017 – Representatives of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme for the Caribbean Region (NDRM) are participating today in the 10th edition of the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), held at the Melia Nassau hotel of Bahamas […]

Dominica: A Caribbean island rebuilds “from zero”

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By Ben Parker From Irin News In a rare live-blog from the prime minister of a country grappling with disaster, Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit described his own roof being torn off by Hurricane Maria. He has now confirmed 25 deaths and says his small Caribbean nation, population 73,000, will be building back “from zero”. As soon […]

Caribbean Diaspora in NY to host “Day of Giving” in support of Hurricane Affected Islands

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From South Florida Caribbean News New York – Saturday, October 7th has been designated “Caribbean Day of Giving”. On that day, the Caribbean Diaspora and friends of the Caribbean will be taking action in the form of a radiothon to support Caribbean countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. Caribbean Day of Giving […]

In Irma recovery, Caribbean Islands on unequal footing

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From The Economist The region must work more together to prepare for and respond to disasters BEFORE tearing up parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma ravaged whole Caribbean islands. In doing so, it exposed the strange territorial shreds that make up the region: it destroyed Barbuda, Antigua’s poorer partner in their independent state; it wrecked most […]

Bahamas to host regional disaster conference

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CMC, From Nation News THE BAHAMAS WILL the host the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CCCDM) in December, according to a statement issued by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The December 4 to 9 conference is regarded as the region’s premier event on disaster risk management and is the Caribbean’s largest […]

Remembering 2010 Earthquake in Haiti

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From Relief Web Regional Roadmap for Urban Seismic Risk Management in the Caribbean Bridgetown, Barbados, January 12th, 2017 – Today January 12, 2017 marks the 6th anniversary of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti. The earthquake affected over 3 million people and claimed up to 150,000 lives. Earthquakes rank among the highest in potential […]

Caribbean gov’ts yet to fulfil financial commitments to Haiti – CDEMA head

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From Jamaica Gleaner Head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson has revealed that some two weeks after Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, Caribbean governments are yet to make good on their commitments to provide financial resources for relief efforts in the former French colony. “We have not received any cash contributions from […]