October 24, 2021

UK government signs contract for youth development programme in the Eastern Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Colleen Wainwright, the head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in the Caribbean, recently met with Robin Todd from Mott MacDonald to discuss the British government’s new four-year programme to support youth skills development in Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Wainwright […]

New hurricane preparedness plans for British Overseas Territories in Caribbean

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From GOV.UK UK Government sets out new plans for hurricane preparedness. The government has today (Wednesday 4 July) announced new measures to make sure British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have the support they need in the event of a repeat of the devastating hurricanes which hit the region last year. Government departments have been […]

St Helena airport delayed due to danger of high winds

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From BBC The opening of an airport on the British overseas territory of St Helena has been delayed indefinitely due to safety fears – amid warnings the cost to the UK government could increase. The £285m airport is being paid for by the Department for International Development and was due to open in May. However, […]