Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Natural Disasters

Flood-Hit T&T Asks Regional Catastrophe Facility for Financial Help

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CNC3:- The Ministry of Finance has requested the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to urgently disburse funds under our catastrophe insurance policy. This was confirmed via a tweet by Finance...

Saint Lucia Ready to Assist Flood-Hit Trinidad

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Saint Lucia  stands ready to assist Trinidad and Tobago which has been hit by widespread weekend flooding,  the Director of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), Velda Joseph has...

T&T: A flood of caring: Citizens rally to help victims

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Trinidad Express:-  The very best of the people of Trinidad has emerged this weekend. The flood that caused misery for thousands is being replaced by a flood of caring people who...

T&T: National Disaster Declared

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Trinidad Express:-  Prime Minister Dr Keith has declared that the flooding nightmare that has left thousands marooned is a "national disaster". Just before 10 a.m. today the Prime Minister via his...

Mum reveals battered body after shielding baby from hailstones

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Sky News:-  A young mum has posted photos of the injuries she received as she tried to protect her infant daughter from tennis ball-sized hailstones. Fiona Simpson from Kingaroy, Queensland was...

Hurricane Michael leaves ‘unimaginable destruction’

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BBC:-  Hurricane Michael left "unimaginable destruction" as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state's governor, Rick Scott says. "So many lives have been changed forever," he said. "So many...

Michael weakens to tropical storm

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PANAMA CITY, United States (AFP) — Michael weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping...

Supercharged hurricane threatens Florida

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of...

OECS Member States discuss the impact of natural disasters on trade

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Press Release:-  The recent passage of Tropical Storm Kirk, and the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that rattled several OECS Member States directly following the storm, served as a reminder of the...

Saint Lucia Extends Condolences to Haiti After Earthquake

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Press Release:-  In the wake of the reported 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on the evening of Saturday 6th October 2018, the Government of Saint Lucia has expressed condolences to...