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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The head of the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Joan Lutchman, has reiterated calls for the region to be prepared for a major earthquake after several parts of the Caribbean have been jolted by earth tremors. Over the […]

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KATOWICE, Poland — KfW and the World Bank have signed an agreement for a €15 million contribution from Germany to be executed under the Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program (CACCRIP). This is the biggest contribution to the CACCRIP from a single donor. The engagement is part of the efforts from donors and […]

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(CMC) – Several Caribbean islands were rocked by earthquakes during a six hour period overnight, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reported Wednesday. It said there were no immediate damage or injuries as a result of the quakes, but terrified residents in ...

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The  Caribbean has been warned to prepare for a big earthquake, after several parts of the region were  rattled by tremors in recent times. Over the weekend, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of […]

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ECADE, the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality, has urged the Eastern Caribbean to stand up for human rights as the world observes December 10 as Human Rights Day. The organisation however, in a statement to mark the occasion,  said it notes with distress, the continued lack of progress towards achieving justice and equality […]

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By Sheena Forde BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The coconut industry in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean should soon be receiving a further boost because the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be financing a second coconut project in the region. Word of this came from programme manager, Delegation of the European Union to […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sub-regional headquarters for the Caribbean has taken steps recently to advance its debt for climate adaptation swap initiative. A mission led by deputy director, Dr Dillon Alleyne, met with senior government officials and policy makers in Antigua and Barbuda and […]

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Dear Sir: Now more than ever, the feeling of Hanukkah’s meaning as a holiday about Jewish survival and endurance traverses into the varied religious landscape of the Caribbean.  Hence, the Caribbean Israel Coalition take this opportunity to wish the Jewish communities in the Caribbean and around the world Chag Chanukah, as the lighting of Chanukah […]

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By Shamkoe Pilé BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Haiti, Suriname and Guyana have been identified as three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries ripe with opportunities, and Barbadians have been encouraged to position themselves and their businesses to penetrate these markets. Minister in the ministry of foreign trade, Sandra Husbands, shared this advice on Tuesday, during a workshop […]

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