CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference

‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

Hurricane Maria has destroyed the agriculture sector in Dominica. The Category Five hurricane flattened Dominica on 18 September. Both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which is leading the Community’s response to the disaster  – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that there was 100…...

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CCRIF a light in disaster darkness

Amid despair brought on with lives lost and property destruction caused by hurricanes sweeping the Caribbean, a beacon of good news is that the disaster relief fund designed to help in these circumstances is working. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), which was set up by regional governments since…...

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Jamaica ‘deeply moved’ by onslaught of hurricanes in the C’bean, Johnson Smith tells UN

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the country was “deeply moved” by the onslaught of two massive hurricanes that have forced thousands of people across the Caribbean into a life that is dramatically different from what it was…...

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Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addresses the UN General Assembly

Secretary General to the United Nations- H.E. Antonio Guterres, President of the General Assembly- H.E. Miroslav Lajcak Distinguished Heads of Delegations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: Mr. President;...

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CDB announces support for Dominica after Hurricane Maria

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has offered a grant to the Commonwealth of Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria, and is fast-tracking a grant for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The Bank is making an Emergency Relief Grant of USD200,000 available to Dominica, which will assist with…...

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