February 19, 2018

Turks & Caicos economy tops the Caribbean

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By Hayden Boyce, From Turks & Caicos Sun The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) economy recorded the second best performance in the Caribbean region in 2017 and is expected to have “strong growth” in 2018, despite being hit by back-to-back hurricanes last September and experiencing sluggish tourism numbers in recent months. According to a top […]

The Beauty of Dominica

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By Geno Lawrenzi Jr. From lcb Capt. Mike Burke was a pirate. The World War 2 Navy veteran admitted it to me with a sly smile during an interview in his office in Miami Beach. He was dressed like a pirate with a sea-faring cap, boots and jeans. I was interviewing for a job as […]

CDB predicts 2% economic growth for the C’bean in 2018

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean economies are expected to register an average two per cent growth this year following overall growth of less than one per cent in 2017, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) reported Wednesday. CDB director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, told the bank’s annual news conference that the […]

Water Sector Strategic Development Plan – Dominica

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GOVERNMENT OF COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA THE DOMINICA WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANY CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A WATER SECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR DOMINICA REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) utilising resources provided through the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund […]

Bould Consulting Limited presents to British expertise and Caribbean Council experts in London on the impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean on 30th January 2018

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Some 50 key persons assisting with and interested in the recovery efforts particularly in the Leeward islands of the Caribbean gathered at the British Expertise headquarters in London on 30th January 2018 to listen to presentations from both Government representatives and industry experts as to the impacts, challenges and opportunities from the catastrophic damage resulting […]

Clinton Foundation aims to lead Caribbean disaster recovery with new action network

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By Amy Lieberman From devex NEW YORK — The Clinton Foundation is launching a new action network on post-disaster recovery in the Caribbean, aiming to tackle long-term challenges that climate change is wreaking on vulnerable small islands such as Puerto Rico and Dominica. Former United States President Bill Clinton presided over the network’s first planning […]

Private sector crucial in pushing geothermal development in the Eastern Caribbean

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By Alexander Richter From Think Go Energy Securing funding is a major obstacle for geothermal development in the Eastern Caribbean, hence the private sector will have to play the main role in developing projects, but at the same time all stakeholders have to safeguard interest in fair electricity pricing, so a recent blog post. In […]

Books donated to support Caribbean hurricane recovery

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By Nadine WhiteFrom The Voice UK Libraries across Barbuda and Dominica will benefit from the thousands of printed works supplied by Book Aid International. THE UK’s leading library development charity will help Caribbean communities devastated by last year’s wave of hurricanes. Book Aid international donated 3,600 brand new books to help those affected by the […]

Discussing the measurement of poverty and inequality in the OECS region

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 — The Tenth Living Standard Measurement Committee (LSMC), Joint Technical and General Virtual Meeting was held on 22 November 2017.The meeting was convened by the OECS Commission. Members States were informed of the activities undertaken since the last LSMC meeting which was held in Dominica in April 2017. The main outcomes […]

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Humanitarian Situation Report, 19 December 2017

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Published on 19 Dec 2017 Situation in numbers 39,000 # affected children in need of assistance in Irma- and Maria-affected countries 19,800 # affected children in Dominica 169 # children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica Highlights As of 13 December 2017, most schools in all hurricane-impacted Eastern Caribbean countries have reopened, […]