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CDEMA steps up hurricane relief effort

Relief efforts for the countries affected by Hurricane Irma in the eastern Caribbean have been stepped up following the passage of Hurricane Jose out of the area. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) advance team,  is operating out of its staging post in Antigua, which was largely unaffected by…...

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CARICOM Heads of Government meet on Hurricane situation

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in special emergency session today, Saturday 10 September to receive an update on the effects of the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Jose on the Region and progress on the co-ordinated response to provide relief for those affected. The meeting, presided…...

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UWI ready to help Caribbean territories following Hurricane Irma

As the University of the West Indies (UWI) community continues to follow the tragic stories of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and impending Hurricane Jose, the university says it is saddened and stands ready to assist recovery efforts. Reports on the impact of the category 5 Hurricane Irma include loss…...

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CCRIF to pay US15.6 Million to Antigua/Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts/Nevis after Irma

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 7, 2017 – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) will be making payouts totalling approximately US$15.6 million (EC$42 million) to the Governments of Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla and St. Kitts & Nevis as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma which triggered…...

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CARICOM Chairman – The Community stands ready to assist post-Irma recovery efforts

The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Rt Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, has expressed his sorrow at the deaths caused by Hurricane Irma. “This massive storm has already claimed lives in many of the countries and has inflicted severe damage to infrastructure in the affected…...

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