October 15, 2018

Solar PV + Energy Storage Systems take charge in the Caribbean

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By Livio Filice From Renewable Energy World The decreasing cost of solar PV and battery storage equipment coupled with high cost of electricity and grid outages are playing an increasingly important role in the future energy landscape of the Caribbean region. Most recently, Hurricane Maria devastated multiple islands including Puerto Rico, Dominica, USVI and BVI, […]

New study says nearly 3,000 deaths In Puerto Rico were caused by Hurricane Maria

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From WN A new independent survey says the people killed by Hurricane Maria is likely to be 46.5 times the government’s death toll estimate of 64 with their newest estimate linking 2,975 deaths to the destructive storm from September 2017 through February 2018, according to CBS News. The independent analysis released on Tuesday was commissioned […]

Hurricane Debby, and 5 others expected to hit the Caribbean

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian Guyana Guardian – Still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which had caused the loss of around 4,600 lives across the region just a few months ago, several Caribbean nations are once again bracing themselves and praying for the best, as another hurricane season has started. With Hurricane Beryl and Hurricane […]

Solar street lights

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Smart Solar Street Lights – Lighting up Kuwait and Caribbean islands From Victron Energy It seems ironic that a company whose main role is to explore, develop and produce hydrocarbons should choose solar power for lighting at their headquarters. That is however what the Kuwait Oil Company has chosen to do, as their goal as […]

Hurricanes cost Caribbean $1 billion in tourism: industry group

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By Sarah Peter From Reuters NASSAU (Reuters) – The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through […]

Puerto Rico releases data on hundreds of deaths following Hurricane Maria

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By DANIELLA CHESLOW From NPR Puerto Rico’s government began complying with a court order and released partial records Tuesday of deaths following Hurricane Maria. The data reveal that there were 1,427 more deaths in the last four months of 2017 than the average over the four years before. The new count comes as questions swirl […]

Re-discover Dominica

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“ReDiscover Dominica Campaign” Launched to Boost Tourism on Caribbean Island By JIM BYERS From Travel Pulse A beautiful Caribbean island that was clobbered by Hurricane Maria last fall is climbing back into the ring. Dominica, known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean,”has launched its “ReDiscover Dominica Campaign” to encourage travelers to visit the island. […]

NYC Eastern Caribbean Relief Fund donates $120,000 to Schneider hospital to assist with replacement of critical equipment

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From The Virgin Islands Consortium The NYC Eastern Caribbean Relief Fund Inc. recently provided a donation of $120,000 to the Schneider Regional Medical Center Foundation to assist with the replacement of critical equipment lost in the wakes of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to a recently issued release. The NYC Eastern Caribbean Relief Fund said […]

Caribbean Tourism Organization mourns passing of Bonita Morgan

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From eTurboNews The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the region have lost a great representative with the untimely passing of Bonita Morgan, director of resource mobilization and development, who died on Friday morning 6 April in the United States, where she was undergoing treatment for cancer. Bonita, who had been with the CTO since April […]

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 […]