Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Caribbean News

BARBADOS – EU disburses EC$806,000 humanitarian aid to Dominica

The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) is providing EC$806,000 (250,000 Euros) in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe...

BARBADOS – New Zealand pledges aid to Caribbean countries impacted by hurricanes

The Government of New Zealand has announced that it is contributing NZ$250,000 to the immediate relief efforts for Caribbean countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and...

TRINIDAD – ECLAC disaster assessment to Bahamas in the wake of Irma

ECLAC Caribbean has dispatched a team of disaster assessment experts to the Bahamas to conduct a weeklong assessment exercise, in the wake of hurricanes...

CAYMAN ISLANDS – CCRIF to make payout to Dominica of US$19 million

The regional scheme that provides disaster risk financing for member countries announced today that Dominica will receive a payout of US$19,294,800 under its tropical...

UNITED NATIONS – Antigua makes another appeal to U.S. to settle gaming dispute

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has made an appeal to the United States to settle payment in the 13-year long World Trade Organisation (WTO) online...

JAMAICA – Digicel sends hurricane supplies and technical equipment to Dominica

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Digicel has intensified its humanitarian and restoration efforts to get much-needed supplies and technical equipment to Dominica,...

BARBADOS – USAID/OFDA lending support to Dominica

Working through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the Government of the United States committed USD$100,000...

ANTIGUA – Gov’t, Tourism Minister and Michael family pledge EC$1 million towards Dominica recovery

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit travelled to Antigua today on an invitation from Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne to address first hand...

DOMINICA – PM brought to tears as he outlines Maria’s devastation

The Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit broke down in tears Thursday as he shared with the world the extent of the devastation caused...

BELIZE – CARICOM commends Belize on 36th Independence Anniversary

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has commended the “invaluable contribution” of Belize as it marks its 36th Independence Anniversary. The Central American CARICOM Member State celebrates...