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UN pledges support for T&T flood relief efforts

(BROOKLYN, New York): The United Nations said it stands in solidarity with the people of Trinidad and Tobago and pledged to aid in whatever way possible after flooding destroyed many parts of...

CDB Grants TT $1.3M For Flood Relief

(BROOKLYN, New York): Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis, has received financial support in the form of Grant Funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards emergency...

Bigger and wetter hurricanes to come

(BROOKLYN, New York): CARIBBEAN TIMES NEWS has learned that American scientists studying past and future global weather patterns have warned that hurricane conditions this year could get bigger, stronger and wetter. Researchers...

The Ugly Aftermath Of A Hurricane

By Michael Derek Roberts Associate Editor I’ve seen the Facebook posts and the naïve, vapid and self-centered utterances and calls for prayer in the aftermath of the hurricane devastation in the Caribbean (I...

Barbuda clean-up operations underway

Since the devastation of Barbuda by Hurricane Irma, the Minister of Health and the Environment, Honourable Molwyn Joseph, the Permanent Secretary and the senior technicians of the ministry have been meeting...

Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc in Dominica

The entire country has been left in a daze By Michael Derek Roberts With sustained winds reaching speeds of 165MPH and heavy, searing rains interspersed with thunder and lightning Hurricane Maria roared through...

Regional organization benefits from climate information course held in China

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- PANOS Caribbean is among the more than 30 representatives from organizations across the developing world, gathered in China this month for a training programe to boost their knowledge of...

Increased activity at Grenada’s Kick ’em Jenny volcano

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Disaster officials are monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick ‘em Jenny, the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of...

Bad weather claims Haiti’s harvest

Downpour ruins spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Flooding in southwest Haiti has wiped out as much as 80 percent of the spring harvest in a beleaguered region that...

Limiting the effects of climate change

By Zadie Neufville KINGSTON, Jamaica, (IPS) – Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they’ve been designing systems and strategies...

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