July 22, 2018

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 […]

Caribbean telecoms – How do you solve a problem like Maria?

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By Chris Kelly, From Total Telecom In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, telcos are having to club together to repair infrastructure and ensure that vital communications channels remain open Last September, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Caribbean ripped through the region, causing unprecedented levels of destruction. Hurricane Irma produced sustained […]

CRFM fast tracks protocol for climate change and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Friday, 23 February 2018 (CRFM)—We know from the devastation wrought in the Caribbean last September by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, just how important it is for the region to step up its game in tackling climate change and the risks posed by natural disasters. The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has recently […]

Puerto Rico should rebuild power from scratch: U.S. Fed official

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By Jonathan Spicer From Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) – Puerto Rico should “start from scratch” rebuilding its already outdated power infrastructure after deadly Hurricane Maria last year devastated it and left citizens marooned, the U.S. central banker overseeing the island territory said on Thursday. New York Fed President William Dudley did not comment on U.S. […]