Caribbean Disaster Coordinators Join Yearly Round Table Amidst Upcoming Hurricane Season And Ongoing Recovery Efforts Following La Soufriere Volcanic Eruptions

The first volcanic eruption at La Soufriere in St. Vincent & the Grenadines occurred on April 9th, 2021 at 8:41 a.m. AST.  Subsequently, there have been a series of eruptions over a two (2) week period, with the most recent eruption occurring on April 22nd, 2021 (La Soufriere Volcano, CDEMA Situation Reports #8 & #21, […]

CDEMA and CANPA sign MoU to Build Psychosocial Resilience in the Caribbean

Bridgetown, Barbados April 9, 2021 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) participated in a virtual MoU signing ceremony on April 6, 2021. This MoU will allow the 19 CDEMA Participating States (PSs) to benefit from CANPA’s expertise on psychology in disaster response to coordinate mental […]

UAE supports $50M clear energy project in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica: The government of Dominica and the United Arb Emirates Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) have declared a new deal for a hurricane-resistant clean energy project. The project worth $50 million would support the development of a 5megawatt/2.5megawatt hours battery storage system which would help strengthen the island’s clean energy initiatives. The officials stated that the new clean energy […]

First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opened – Signals Start of Transportation Revolution for Jamaica

    May 7, 2021 This morning (May 7), JPS commissioned the first public electric vehicle charging station on the island. The move signals the anticipated change in the tide of vehicle usage from the traditional internal combustion engine, to electric vehicles (EVs). The EV Charging Station, dubbed the JPS Charge ‘N Go, is located […]

Tantalus Graduates to the Toronto Stock Exchange

BURNABY, BC – May 10, 2021 – Smart grid technology leader Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID) is pleased to announce that it has received final approval for the listing of its common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”). Tantalus’ shares will commence trading on the TSX at the opening on Monday, May 10, 2021 […]

CARILEC Makes Donation To the Renal Unit of the Owen King European Union (OKEU) Hospital, Castries – St. Lucia

On April 7th, 2021, a small handing over ceremony comprising of was held at the Renal Unit of the Owen King European Union (OKEU) Hospital in Castries, St. Lucia.  CARILEC, represented by Ms. Karen Piper, Communications and Disaster Management Assistant Manager formally presented a donation of a book storage unit in collaboration with the Lions […]

US $50M Clean Energy Project is in the Cards for Dominica

ABU DHABI, 5th May, 2021 (WAM) — The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF), the largest renewable energy investment of its type in the region, which is fully financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has announced the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a hurricane-resistant clean energy project worth […]

Barbados Government Considering Ocean Energy Technology

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Bardabos government says it is considering having ocean energy technology operational on the island as part of the National Energy Policy target of 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship said it has conducted an Ocean Energy Consultancy, from January 2020 to March […]