Tag Archives: climate change

  1. “Deeper integration of CARICOM countries cannot wait” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The destruction by tornadoes of Kentucky, a south-eastern State of the United States of America (US), on December 12, has lessons for the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as 2022 dawns amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and weakened economies. One of the lessons is that those member states of CARICOM that continue to insist […]

    December 27, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Trinidad and Tobago Receives US$2.4 Million Payout following August 18-20 Rainfall Event

    CCRIF SPC has made a payout of approximately US$2.4 million to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago following a rainfall event that occurred during August 18-20, 2021. Caused by an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, the heavy rainfall resulted in flooding and landslides across southern and western Trinidad, making several roads impassable. Due to different hazard risk […]

    September 7, 2021NatureNo comments
  3. CDB President says Bank needs to double financing to the help the Region achieve Sustainable Development Goals

    New President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Gene Leon, says the Bank’s current size may need to be revisited if it is to remain an effective partner for the Region in a changing and challenging global environment. He pointed to the predicted financing gap which will impinge on Caribbean countries’ efforts to meet […]

    July 10, 2021NatureNo comments
  4. Royal Navy Task Group in Caribbean for the Hurricane Season

    The Royal Navy has formed a task force in the Caribbean to provide immediate assistance to the region throughout the 2021 Hurricane Season. RFA Wave Knight has now joined the patrol ship HMS Medway to significantly enhance the assistance available in the event of a natural disaster. The two ships arrive in Barbados on 25 […]

    June 29, 2021EventsNo comments
  5. CDEMA concludes Regional Logistics and Relief Workshop with plans for National Policy

    The CDEMA Coordinating Unit is moving forward with plans for a National Relief and Logistics Management Plan and Policy following a two-week workshop facilitating the planning process. Workshop discussions formed a critical part of drafting the policy to enhance logistics and humanitarian response across the region. Programme Manager for Preparedness and Response at CDEMA, Joanne […]

    April 2, 2021NatureNo comments

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed a new ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Recognising the urgency to go further to tackle climate change, the UK’s new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – our Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Climate Agreement […]

    December 7, 2020NatureNo comments
  7. UWI receives US$250,000 towards student scholarships from CCRIF SPC

    CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) presented a cheque for US$250,000 to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) for tuition scholarships for students in need of financial support. Approximately US$108,000 of the funds are already allocated to undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year. […]

    December 7, 2020Education1 comment
  8. CDEMA and UNOCHA host data and information management training in Barbados for disaster preparedness

    In efforts to improve collaboration and coordination of information and data management among ministries and agencies before, during and after a disaster event, members of the national disaster management system in Barbados and given its role as a sub-regional focal point for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) benefited from a recently concluded data […]

    January 27, 2020NatureNo comments
  9. 44th Scott CBB Lecture to Tackle Climate Change

    Climate change will be in focus when Giza Gaspar Martins, Director of the Cabinet on Climate Change at the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Angola delivers the 44th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture on the topic “Human Life is Not Negotiable: Why We Must Act Now on Climate Change.” The lecture takes […]

    November 23, 2019NatureNo comments
  10. CDB, Canada support energy stakeholders’ push for resiliency solutions

    Finding innovative ways to spur investment in making electricity infrastructure climate resilient took centre-stage recently as Caribbean energy stakeholders participated in the Island Resiliency Action Challenge. The reality of the intense hurricanes which the Region has faced in recent years loomed large as participants brainstormed resilience-building solutions. The focus was on overcoming barriers to building […]

    October 22, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. Tips on beating the heat #heatwave #heatstroke

    Recommended ways of preventing heat-related illness include: – drinking water, even when you do not feel thirsty; – keeping cool by taking cool showers, putting your feet in cool water or using wet towels on your neck and arms; – wearing cool, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing and avoiding strenuous activity; – closing blinds or curtains to […]

    September 21, 2019Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. The Bahamas’ Insurance Policy with CCRIF Triggers following Hurricane Dorian

    CCRIF will pay The Bahamas approximately eleven million United States dollars (US$10,936,103) following the passage of Hurricane Dorian that caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago. The Bahamas has 3 tropical cyclone policies with CCRIF, each one covering a section or zone of the archipelago – North West, South East and […]

    September 8, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  13. Dorian recovery dire as supplies dwindle in Bahamas, bodies bloated and oil contamination

    The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas is growing increasingly dire almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out. Errol Barnett reports on the recovery effort from Grand Bahama.

    September 7, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Hurricane Dorian survivors face harrowing ordeal of the rising deaths plus trying to leave island

    Now the Bahamian survivors of the hurricane face a second harrowing ordeal: getting out of there, Robert Moore from ITV News explains…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Bahamians try to evacuate from corpses and devastation, as aid is painfully slow in arriving

    Residents in heavily damaged areas of the Bahamas are struggling to evacuate as aid vessels slowly arrive to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments

    The Mia Mottley Administration will be conducting a whistle-stop mission with the 15 member trade bloc of the Caribbean Community or CARICOM as well as CDEMA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to assess the most crucial needs for the Bahamas in the aftermath of the pummeling it got from Hurricane Dorian. Dorian is now […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    The short documentary is based on the devastation caused by the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Interviews were conducted with locals around the islands to share their experiences during the events and scenes on their road to […]

    July 30, 2019Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Subtropical Storm Andrea forms deep in the Atlantic

    A low pressure system several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become Subtropical Storm Andrea. Miami’s Hurricane Center says Andrea should have a short life. A cold front should quickly absorb and kill the storm. It poses no threat to South Florida or the US, though people with interests in Bermuda will want to monitor […]

    May 21, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. Euro 30 Million to Help Caribbean Enhance Climate Resilience and Adaptation

    The European Union (EU) has signed two agreements with the World Bank’s (WB) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) to provide funding totaling EUR 30.7 million that will strengthen disaster risk management (DRM) in the Caribbean. The programs will support Caribbean countries to plan for long-term resilience and climate-smart growth strategies, and to […]

    February 1, 2019NatureNo comments
  20. We are 12 years from potential climate catastrophe – here’s how we can walk back from the brink

    “It is existential.” It was all the Fijian Prime Minister needed to say, when I asked him about climate change, after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Southern hemisphere had destroyed his and neighbouring islands back in 2016. We now need to wake up to the fact that the rest of us are […]

    December 29, 2018NatureNo comments
  21. CCRIF Makes Payout of US $5.8 million to the Government of Barbados following the Passage of Tropical Storm Kirk

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley recently met with CCRIF CEO Mr. Isaac Anthony, Deputy Chairperson Mrs. Desirée Cherebin and Board member Mrs. Faye Hardy at a short ceremony to mark the payout by CCRIF to the Government of Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk in October. The payout of US$5.8 million – or […]

    October 27, 2018NatureNo comments
  22. Sweet from the Strong? Pan Caribbean Martial Arts Tournament 2018 has new guests, here’s why…

    But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! — “To A Mouse” by Robert Burns A more modern approach? The lyrics of “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” contain the […]

    October 11, 2018Breaking News, Featured, Martial ArtsNo comments

    The most recent envoy sent from Wellington to Barbados says he has big shoes to fill, but expects weather issues will narrow that gap… Anton Ojala addressed media and well-wishers at the Sweetfield Manor in Brittons New Road on Monday evening. The Pacific Rim diplomat greeted the audience in Maori the original Polynesian dialect spoken […]

    October 9, 2018Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. Disaster Preparedness Official Book Launch 2018 October 1, 2018Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. CCRIF Announces its 2018 Scholarship Winners

    CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce its UWI-Scholarship and CCRIF Scholarship (extra-regional) winners for 2018. This year, CCRIF provided scholarships valued at US$129,000 to 14 Caribbean nationals. CCRIF provides scholarships and internships each year to Caribbean nationals as part of its Technical Assistance (TA) Programme. CCRIF which is akin to a not-for-profit organization, uses profits […]

    September 26, 2018Education, FeaturedNo comments