October 21, 2019

Caribbean urged to be prepared for ‘big one’

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The head of the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Joan Lutchman, is reiterating calls for the region to be prepared for a major earthquake after several parts of the Caribbean are jolted by […]

Saint Lucia held by Cayman Islands in Concacaf qualifier

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From St Lucia Online (SNO) –– Saint Lucia were left frustrated on Match-day 3 in Concacaf Nations League qualifier, ending in a scoreless draw away to the Cayman Islands at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday night. It was a first point after three matches for the home team, whilst Saint Lucia now have […]

Best in clean energy revealed at Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

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From CARICOM ( Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum Press Release) The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the regional clean energy market, today announced eight winners for its second annual CREF Industry Awards. The winners were recognised on stage at the 10th CREF in Miami. New Energy Events, the organisers of CREF, […]

Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity

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By Blaine Friedlander From Cornell Chronicle Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters. “Climate change – where mean temperatures rise – has already affected drought risk in the Caribbean. […]

This naturalized US citizen and Caribbean national has been indicted for bribery

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Nov. 1, 2018: A Caribbean national and naturalized U.S. citizen has been indicted by the U.S. Justice Department for conspiring to bribe senior government officials in the Republic of Haiti. Roger Richard Boncy, 74, a tourism promoter, who resides in Madrid, Spain, has been charged in a superseding […]

OECS Commission Statement on Haiti Earthquake

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By Bernadette Auguste International Relations Officer OECS Commission Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has called on the international community to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive relief effort to assist the people and Government of Haiti following the recent 5.9 magnitude earthquake which to date has left more than eleven dead and […]

Another deadly earthquake in Haiti kills at least 12 people

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By Claudia Dominguez and Holly Yan, CNN Earthquake rocks northern Haiti (CNN)Once again, nature has dealt a deadly blow to Haiti. At least 12 people were killed and 188 were wounded after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northern Haiti on Saturday night, the country’s interior ministry said Sunday. On Sunday, President Jovenel Moïse visited the […]

Weathering the storm: powerful lessons from the Caribbean

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From UN Environment Florence, Joyce, Mangkhut and Olivia. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, raging tropical storms continue to threaten the wellbeing of millions around the world. The death and destruction caused by tropical storms are a stark reminder of coastal communities’ vulnerability to natural hazards and of the need to draw lessons from such events […]

This Caribbean nation has seen 32 cases of child rape so far this year

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018:Police in a single Caribbean nation are reporting that there have been 32 cases of rape of children over the past nine months of this year alone. Wesler Appolon, a spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti, described the issue as a real plague on […]

New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

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With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The new funding provided by ECHO will allow IOM to have ready for distribution hygiene and kitchen items for 2,500 […]