November 14, 2018

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 […]

The time is now for gender equality in the Caribbean

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By MD Staff From Modern Diplomacy Building a strong and resilient Caribbean demands the equal involvement of women and men. The Caribbean has made significant progress in gender equality in recent years, particularly in women’s education and their participation in the labor force. But more remains to be done to push the frontier to equal […]

New Year’s Message from incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community His Excellency Jovenel Moise President of the Republic of Haiti

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2018 dawns for the Caribbean Community, with the prospect of seizing an opportunity out of a crisis. As we begin the rebuilding process after the devastating hurricanes of last September, as well Hurricane Matthew, which pounded the region on October 3-4 , 2016, we do so with the aim of creating the first climate resilient […]

Deep into the Eye of the Hurricane in the Caribbean

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By Angel Rivera-Agosto From United Church of Christ In the Caribbean people look up and see God in the winds. They sense God’s overwhelming presence in the nature that shelters them, and in its contours and limitations, becomes a dominant force that creates, destroys, and transforms. As human beings, we confess our limitations by understanding […]

For Caribbean residents, Irma could last months

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By Jill Disis From CNN The 28 island nations that make up the Caribbean are accustomed to hurricane season, but the Category 5 storm that has been pummeling these popular vacation spots has plenty of residents worried. Travel and tourism contributed $56 billion to the total gross domestic product in the Caribbean last year — […]

Canada warns against travel to six areas in this Caribbean nation

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From NAN News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. July 17, 2017:The Canadian government is warning nationals against travel to six areas in one Caribbean country. The updated July 12th warning urges Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Haiti and to avoid travelling to six areas there. Global Affairs Canada advises against […]

Latin America and Caribbean: Over 10.6 million affected by disasters in 2016

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From OCHA Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016. Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the […]

‘Global Disruption’ to impact Bahamas [& Cayman Islands] insurers

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By NEIL HARTNELL From Tribune242 Bahamas First’s top executive has warned that local insurers are likely to face increasing competition from consumers acquiring coverage online, as the underwriter’s gross and net premiums declined 3 per cent in 2016. Patrick Ward told Tribune Business that the Bahamian property and casualty market “won’t escape disruption” from forces […]

Oxbridge Re Holdings reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 results

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / March 13, 2017 / Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited (OXBR), a provider of reinsurance solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2016. Despite the company reporting a […]