December 14, 2017

Hyndman Initiative Aids The Caribbean

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BY TRONE DOWD From Queen’s Tribune The Consulate General of Dominica stopped by Alicia Hyndman’s office on Friday to help pick up supplies for Caribbean nations still recovering from hurricane season. (Photo courtesy of NYS Assembly) Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Springfield Gardens) and her colleagues in the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus are […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Worsening consequences of Climate Change

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By Sir Ronald Sanders (This commentary is excerpted from the writer’s presentation to the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 27th annual conference in Nassau, Bahamas on 30 November 30 on Political and Economic Challenges Confronting the Caribbean) The effects of Climate Change, particularly sea-level rise, is an overwhelming problem for the Caribbean that needs urgent attention.  Delay […]

Expert: Caribbean everyday-living thrown off by climate change

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From Antigua Observer Caribbean residents should brace themselves for the “era of the unfamiliar” weather and natural disaster patterns which have already being manifested in the form of catastrophic hurricanes. This message comes from climate change expert, Michael Taylor, Ph. D, physics lecturer and professor at the University of West Indies Mona. During yesterday’s “Big […]

Caribbean Prime Ministers discuss the recent citizenship by investment prices after the Atlantic Hurricanes earlier this year

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Beacon Events DUBAI, UAE, November 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Commonwealth of Dominica was impacted significantly by Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm leaving behind a trail of devastation and over 50,000 people displaced. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gave the opening address at the Investment Immigration Summit East Asia […]

Leaders, officials in New York for hurricane pledging conference

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By Bert Wilkinson |From Amsterdam News Caribbean leaders and officials were in New York this week for a major international pledging conference aimed at raising more than $3 billion to help rebuild several islands nations that were pulverized by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes this season the 15-nation bloc said Monday. The leaders of Dominica, St. […]

Preferential Financing, Disaster Risk Insurance key to climate resiliency in Caribbean Region, Secretary-General tells Reconstruction Conference

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REPORT from UN Secretary-General Published on 21 Nov 2017 — Following are UN SecretaryGeneral António Guterres’ remarks to the HighLevel Conference for Reconstruction and Resilience of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Countries Affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in New York today: Welcome to this HighLevel Conference to mobilize support for reconstruction and resilience of countries […]

Prince Charles describes hurricane devastation as ‘utterly heartbreaking’ in Caribbean visit

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By Martin Coulter From Evening Standard UK The Prince of Wales has described the devastation caused byhurricanes in the Caribbean as “utterly heartbreaking”. Speaking after meeting families made homeless by Hurricanes Irmaand Maria, Prince Charles said it was “painful beyond words to see the devastation”. The heir to the throne’s comments came during the first […]

Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, addresses the Joint High Level Segment at COP23

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 — Statement by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, at the Joint High Level Segment (6th Meeting of the COP and 6th Meeting of the CMP, 12th Meeting of the CMA) on Thursday 16 November, 2017 in Bonn, Germany: Today, Dominica stands on the front line…of […]

Caribbean church leaders campaign for debt relief after hurricanes

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From Catholic News Service Caribbean church leaders campaign for debt relief after hurricanes In the wake of one of the most disastrous hurricane seasons in history, the proposal to cancel or restructure debts for small islands has gained new traction, propelled by Catholic leaders, religious charities, and Caribbean politicians trying to rebuild after hurricanes that […]

Short to medium-term financial fallout expected in hurricane-impacted islands

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By LK Hewlett From WINN FM St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); With the initial estimate of damage in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union from hurricanes Irma and Maria at EC$4.2 billion, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is projecting a resultant financial fall out in the fiscal performance of the impacted countries and the overall short […]