July 28, 2021

World Bank commits to supporting a resilient recovery for Jamaica

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WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 –The World Bank’s Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, completed a three-day visit to Jamaica yesterday. This was his first official visit within the region since being appointed to the post in May last year. Lilia Burunciuc, the recently appointed Country Director for Caribbean countries, […]

World Bank Catastrophe Bond provides Jamaica $185 Million in storm protection

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Washington, DC, July 19, 2021 – The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD) priced a catastrophe bond that will provide the Government of Jamaica with financial protection of up to US$185 million against losses from named storms for three Atlantic tropical cyclone seasons ending in December 2023.    The government of Jamaica is the […]

20 Jul Weather in Cayman

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20 Jul Tue 2021 TROPICAL REPORT ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook Atlantic – Caribbean Sea – Gulf of Mexico   Tropical Weather Outlook (en Español*) 800 AM EDT Tue Jul 20 2021 Eastern North Pacific (East of 140°W) Tropical Weather Outlook 500 AM PDT Tue Jul 20 2021 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Early morning showers and thunder are expected […]

The UWI launches ‘Operation Revenue Revolution 75+’

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, July 15, 2021—On Wednesday, July 14, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, leading the University’s Executive Management Team in a strategic planning retreat, launched Operation RR75+, the second, five years of its ten-year strategic plan. Describing the new five-year operation […]

Four UWI Press books recognised by international publishing awards

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021. — The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that four of its published books have recently earned recognition by international publishing awards.  On June 9, two UWI Press books were announced among the bronze medallists when the Independent Publisher […]

Prime Minister of Grenada calls for immediate action on climate change

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021— Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Honourable Keith Mitchell has called for immediate, decisive action on climate change and warned that lives and livelihoods continue to be at stake. Prime Minister Mitchell said the unifying nature of sports provides a platform to advocate for change, […]

Jamaica escapes direct hit but Elsa pounds Clarendon, St Catherine

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From The Gleaner Jamaica was spared the full wrath of Tropical Storm Elsa on Sunday but state authorities are already forecasting significant damage to the island’s road infrastructure, with sections of Clarendon and St Catherine appearing to have suffered the worst blows. The tropical storm warning in effect for Jamaica was lifted on Sunday night […]

UWI Dean reveals ‘greener’ plans for the University’s sporting facilities

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021—Dean of The University of the West Indies Faculty of Sport, Dr Akshai Mansingh is intent on transforming sporting facilities at the four landed campuses of the regional university towards net zero carbon emissions. In so doing, the facilities would be powered entirely by renewable energy […]

24 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 2 Dist

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24 Jun Thu 2021 TROPICAL REPORT ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook Tropical Weather Outlook (en Español*) 800 AM EDT Thu Jun 24 2021 Eastern North Pacific (East of 140°W)   Tropical Weather Outlook 500 AM PDT Thu Jun 24 2021 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Isolated thunderstorms with moderate winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next […]

New Grant approved for Guyana’s Education Sector

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WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 – The World Bank approved a US$6.7 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Guyana Education Sector Program Project. The project aims to improve learning in nursery schools, increase technology use in primary schools, and improve functionality of the national education management information system.   “Guyana’s education sector has made progress […]