November 19, 2019

Cayman: Commissioner receives copy of RVIPF accounts of Hurricane Irma

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From RCIPS Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne can now read direct accounts of the actions of police officers, including officers from the RCIPS, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands in 2017. He was presented with a copy of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force book, Irma, a RVIPF Perspective by […]

Residential property markets and investments in Caribbean

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Caribbean – a place with beautiful beaches and sunny days. If you are considering buying a real estate in the Caribbean or investing in them, then you should be informed and fully prepared. Not only to prepare finances and to create a budget but also, to know where the best place in the Caribbean is […]

IMF calls on Caribbean to take climate change action

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By James Young From BNamericas The IMF issued a call for Caribbean nations to bolster insurance protection and resilience infrastructure in the face of therising risk of natural disasters with climate change. “As global warming continues to increase sea-water temperatures, the Caribbean isbecoming more vulnerable to increasingly frequent and damaging natural disasters,” said IMF in a statement. “Policies that build resilience […]

Building resilience to natural disasters in the Caribbean requires greater preparedness

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By Sònia Muñoz and İnci Ötker From International Monetary Fund As global warming continues to increase sea-water temperatures, the Caribbean is becoming more vulnerable to increasingly frequent and damaging natural disasters. Policies that build resilience in Caribbean countries—such as strengthening physical infrastructure and putting in place insurance protection—can help minimize the human and economic costs of natural […]

CTO state of the tourism industry: The latest post-hurricane Caribbean updates

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From Travel Agent At the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), islands across the Caribbean provided the latest updates regarding their recovery from last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The conference is taking place October 1 – 5 at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Here are the latest updates: […]

From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

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By Maureen Lance-Onyeiwu Head of Project Office in Antigua and Barbuda, From UNDP It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria. I had just returned to the Humanitarian Base Camp in Maiduguri when […]

Human Chain “Shows We Are On Our Way, We Are United”

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Press Release of the Government of the British Virgin Islands Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — Scores of persons from various organisations in the BVI joined hands at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on Saturday September 8 to form a human chain spelling “One BVI” in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Irma. Among those […]

CCRIF SPC welcomes St. Maarten to the Facility

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Thursday, September 6, 2018 — CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce that St. Maarten has joined CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility), purchasing coverage for tropical cyclones, earthquakes and excess rainfall. St. Maarten joined the Facility on September 1 as a late entrant this policy year which began on June 1, 2018. […]

Caribbean states and billionaire Branson launch green fund to fight disasters

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By Sebastien Malo From Reuters NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British billionaire Richard Branson and two dozen Caribbean nations and territories on Thursday launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to turn the hurricane-prone region into a green tech hub resilient to disasters. The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator marks the culmination of talks that began with Branson’s push […]

The stats on visitor numbers to the Caribbean

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly How do the visitor arrival numbers for the Caribbean look midway through the year? Is the region on target to meet or beat its forecast of an increase between 2% and 3% over 2017’s record 30.1 million visitors? Last year’s numbers were achieved despite hurricanes Irma and Maria […]