The Reality of Climate Change

“It was angry. That’s what it sounded like to me. When the roof came off, there were these horrible screeches, this horrible noise. It was devastating, and we all had to run.” Primrose Thomas’ home was destroyed along with 90 percent of the houses and buildings in Barbuda. Powerful hurricanes…...

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Commonwealth Secretary-General pledges to challenge development assistance rules

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has promised to ramp up advocacy for the reform of development assistance rules which member states say are restricting aid to storm ravished countries in the Caribbean. The Secretary-General made the commitment at meetings with leaders in Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica during visits to the…...

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Dominica’s resilience inspires CARICOM

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is inspired by the example of fortitude and resilience the people of Dominica have shown in the face of adversity, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday. As Dominica celebrates its 39th Independence Anniversary on 3 November 2017, the Secretary-General, in a congratulatory message stated that…...

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Hurricanes Set Back Region’s Bread and Butter Industry

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday November 1, 2017 – Caribbean Tourism Month opened today on a bittersweet note with Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Secretary General Hugh Riley conceding that recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria has set back the region’s bread and butter industry. In his message to mark the occasion, Riley said…...

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Dominicans assess building damages after hurricane with private sector and civil society partnerships

Roseau, Dominica, 27 October – Around 60 Dominicans—most of them women—are beginning to assess building damages today after completing a three-day training session led by Dominica’s Ministry of Housing, with technical support from UNDP. This comprehensive building damage assessmentis part of the Government of Dominica’s recovery strategy after category 5 Hurricane Maria decimated…...

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