Tag Archives: flooding

  1. Environment Minister signs off on anti-flooding measures in Holetown; what about Graeme Hall’s sluice?

    The Ambassador of the United States of America to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS joined Dr. Denis Lowe, Minister of Environment and Drainage, by signing an agreement supporting Barbados’ adaptation to climate change. This measure seeks to place anti-flood measures along Barbados’ west coast. Will it reinstate the 300 jobs lost in Lowe’s […]

    January 21, 2014Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    People in three Caribbean islands affected by the Christmas Eve weather system that caused significant flood and landslide damage will receive some additional welcome assistance from CIBC FirstCaribbean. $100,000 EC will go towards ongoing relief efforts in St. Vincent, the most severely affected island, and will be distributed among a number of projects: $10,000 – […]

    January 9, 2014Business, NatureNo comments
  3. UK Government support for St Vincent and the Grenadines & St Lucia

    The UK will provide EC $1 million for vital emergency humanitarian support to those on St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia affected by the severe rains over the Christmas period. The UK Government will provide essential drugs and medical supplies as well as water and sanitation equipment in recognition of the impact on […]

    January 4, 2014Nature, PoliticalNo comments
  4. CDEMA Pledges Further Support to Impacted States Following Fact-Finding Mission

    During 28th – 29th December 2013, the CDEMA CU led a series of fact-finding missions to the countries of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and Grenadines, recently impacted by heavy rains. The eight-member technical team from the Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group on Disaster Management (ECDG DM) was led by the Executive Director of […]

    December 31, 2013Nature, TravelNo comments
  5. Scotiabank donates EC$100,000 in relief funds for the Eastern Caribbean

    Scotiabank today pledged EC $100,000 (BBD$74,000) to support the islands of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica as they continue the recovery efforts in the wake of the recent storm. “We recognize that the effects of the recent storm are far reaching and our thoughts are with the people of St. Lucia, […]

    December 30, 2013Business, NatureNo comments
  6. CDEMA To Visit Participating Members Affected by Heavy Rains

    The CDEMA Participating States of Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Dominica have been experiencing heavy rainfall and high winds through Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th December, 2013, caused by a Low Level Trough System. The high rainfall has lead to flooding and land slippage in the affected countries, resulting in significant damage […]

    December 27, 2013NatureNo comments
  7. Statement by SKN’s Dr. Timothy Harris, MP, Leader of TEAM UNITY On The Christmas Day Tragedy in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    It is with much sadness that the people of St. Kitts and Nevis learnt of the loss of lives and the extensive damage in St. Vincent and The Grenadines caused by a weather event in that Sister Caribbean country over the last few days. A time to hold hands, as children of the same God, […]

    December 26, 2013Editorial, NatureNo comments

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    December 25, 2013Cinema, CultureNo comments
  9. Barbados gets loan from CDB for flood hazard reduction

    The Caribbean Development Bank is providing a loan of USD $4.615 million to the Government of Barbados to finance a project to reduce flood hazard risks in Speightstown, the country’s second largest town. The project also provides for technical assistance to improve the planning, execution, and funding of routine maintenance in Speightstown, and to develop […]

    December 17, 2013NatureNo comments
  10. West Indies Opening Batsman Kieran Powell Launches Cricket Star Search In Collaboration With Sri Lankan Icon Muttiah Muralidaran’s Foundation Of Goodness Charity

    Dashing West Indies opening batsman, Kieran Powell, is set to launch a cricket star search in collaboration with global sporting icon Muttiah Muralidaran‘s internationally acclaimed charity, the Foundation of Goodness, in Seenigama, Sri Lanka, this week. Powell, who achieved victory as Captain of the West Indies A team in the recently completed One-Day international series […]

    October 14, 2013CricketNo comments
  11. Caribbean Week Of Agriculture 2013: East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) #4 October 10, 2013Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments