December 14, 2017

2017 hurricane season finally ends: How bad was it? Will the future bring worse?

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By PHIL MCCAUSLAND From NBC News Those living in the Caribbean and on the coasts can breathe a small sigh of relief for now: The 2017 hurricane season came to a close on Thursday. The billions of dollars in historic devastation it left behind remains a lasting problem for many, however. While analysts continue to […]

Stunning Moments 4

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50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team in 2017 Part 4 By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider This year, 600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking […]

World Council’s Caribbean Relief Fund raises over $100,000

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Global community comes together to support credit unions MADISON, WI (November 28, 2017) — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) will answer the call to help Dominica Credit Union League after the major devastation following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, two of the strongest storms ever to hit the Caribbean. In the two short months […]

Puerto Rico Governor says recovery in full swing, rejects death toll purported by CNN

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From teleSUR The Central Office of Reconstruction and Recovery is leading the efforts and collaborating with the state and federal agencies over the recovery processes. Rejecting the recent death toll reported by the CNN and a U.S. university which claimed nearly 550 people died in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria ripped the island apart, Puerto […]

At New York conference, donors pledge over $2 billion to help hurricane-hit Caribbean nations recover

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Reuters From The Japan Times BOGOTA – With thousands left homeless by recent hurricanes in Caribbean island farming and fishing communities, international donors have pledged more than $2 billion to support rebuilding efforts. The announcement was made at a New York donor conference held by the United Nations and CARICOM, the Caribbean’s largest cooperation group, […]

Alejandro Werner And Krishna Srinivasan: Restoring strong growth to Caribbean

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From Jamaica Gleaner Economic and social outcomes in Caribbean countries following their independence were impressive. Per-capita incomes rose sharply, poverty declined, and impressive strides were made in increasing life expectancy, reducing infant mortality, and boosting women’s participation in the labour force. But not all is well in the Caribbean. Since 2000, growth has stalled. Tourism-dependent […]

Dominica and Cuba: A hand in tough times

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba — Dominica’s ambassador to Cuba, Mathew Walter, has conveyed the gratitude of the Dominican people and government to the people of Cuba for their assistance after the ravaging effects of Hurricane Maria on that sister Caribbean island nation. Walter recalled that, when the hurricane began hitting his country, Cuba […]

Puerto Rico stands ‘on the brink of a massive liquidity crisis that will intensify’

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By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa From Business Insider Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló appears to have changed his tune on the magnitude of the emergency facing the island, sending a desperate letter to Congress outlining the dire straits still plaguing the 3.4 million Americans who are considering whether they can rebuild a future in the […]

Hurricane-ravaged Caribbean medical school relocates to cruise ship

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By Nereida Moreno From Chicago Tribune In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Adtalem Global Education has turned to an unconventional facility to house its storm-ravaged Caribbean medical school campus: a cruise ship. Classes will resume Monday on a “uniquely fitted cruise liner” docked off the coast of St. Kitts, where about 1,050 students from the […]

Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

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From CARICOM The detrimental effect of climate change on the Region was brought in to sharp focus as a special Meeting of Agriculture Ministers got underway at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Friday. At the opening of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic development (COTED), Chairman, […]