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Tag Archives: climate resiliency

  1. The Innovative Caribbean Disaster Fighters NFT Collection Is Here

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), has partnered with SuperWorld, a virtual world in Augmented Reality (AR), for the first time, to release the NFT “Caribbean Disaster Fighters” collection. Caribbean Disaster Fighters is a campaign for disaster prevention and hurricane preparedness in the Caribbean region, developed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and supported by the World […]

    August 11, 2021Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. Water Continues to be Restored to Several Areas Across Barbados, post-Elsa

    The BWA is pleased to update that pipe borne water continues to return to several areas across the island affected earlier by outages as a result of the passage of Hurricane Elsa. As the network is replenished, water is also gradually returning to other districts. This process will take some time. Today Monday July 5th, […]

    July 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  3. BWA Pumping Stations Being Put Back Online

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to update the public that its pumping stations are currently being put back online, mainly on generator power. This follows a precautionary shut down of all stations early yesterday prior to the onslaught of Hurricane Elsa. This activity will allow water to gradually flow back into the distribution network and […]

    July 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  4. ELSA HEADING TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES: TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR JAMAICA & PORTIONS OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

    The government of the Dominican Republic has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti/Dominican Republic border eastward to Punta Palenque. The government of Jamaica has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  5. DEPRESSION No 5 BECOMES TROPICAL STORM ELSA

    At 5:00 AM AST the center of Tropical Storm #Elsa was located near latitude 9.4 North, longitude 48.8 West. Elsa is moving toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h). An even faster motion to the WNW is expected over the next 24 to 36hours. On the forecast track, the system will pass near or […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. 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
  7. Handover of an additional 12 homes in Barbuda under the EU funded-Housing Support Project

    “Building Forward Better” has new meaning for the 12 families who received their renovated homes on Friday, under Phase 2 of the Housing Support to Barbuda Project led Government of Antigua and Barbuda and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) thanks to the financial support of the European Union (EU). The 12 homes […]

    June 11, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  8. EU disburses First Renewable Energy Tranche of EC $11.23 million to St Kitts and Nevis

    St Kitts and Nevis has received a boost from the European Union as the government forges ahead with its goal of advancing towards energy self-sufficiency from local renewable energy sources. The European Union has disbursed EC $11.23 million (EUR €3.444 M) to St. Kitts and Nevis. to promote the integration of renewable energy and energy […]

    January 13, 2021PoliticalNo 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. CDB, PAHO launch virtual course, providing everyone with psychological first aid skills after disaster

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has today launched the virtual course in psychological first aid in disaster management in the Caribbean. The course aims to equip volunteers, first responders and persons in the community with the skills to provide the initial response to people experiencing psychological distress after […]

    October 7, 2019NatureNo comments