CCRIF’s Members in the Caribbean and Central America Renew Catastrophe Risk Insurance Policies Ahead of Another Active Hurricane Season

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, June 14, 2021. CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce that its member governments have renewed their parametric insurance coverage for tropical cyclones, excess rainfall, earthquakes, and the fisheries sector ahead of the upcoming 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This is the second year in a row that members have ceded over US$1 […]

Leclanché introduces a new generation of lithium-ion battery modules for e transport vehicles and vessels and unveils a high-volume European module production line

Tue Jun 15 The new module is compatible with the full range of Leclanché cells – LTO 34Ah, G/NMC 60Ah and G/NMC 65Ah The modules are designed to support up to 800A in continuous current and enabling a battery system of up to 1’200V with a functionally safe battery management system (BMS) The new modules feature […]

CDEMA Strengthens its Resilience Framework for the 2021 Hurricane Season

Bridgetown, Barbados June 1, 2021– The 2021 Hurricane Season has officially commenced and CDEMA is charting the way for its 19 Participating States in the existing multi hazard environment. The Colorado State University forecast an above normal Atlantic basin and, further to this forecast, the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, […]

CARPHA’S First Ever Virtual Health Research Conference Highlights Pandemics, NCDs and Climate Change

In the Caribbean, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death and disability and takes a heavy toll on societies. Climate change, is now well recognised as a threat to human health with impacts such as severe weather events and hurricanes, increases in mosquito-borne, food and waterborne diseases, water scarcity and food insecurity.  Pandemics […]

NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 20, 2021 – NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. For 2021, […]

CARILEC Examines Unique Pandemic Lessons Learnt at CANTO Hosted Webinar

June 10, 2021 – Castries, St. Lucia: The Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisations hosted a recent episode of its popular ‘CANTO Conversations’ series on the critical topic: ‘Unique Pandemic Lessons to Better Prepare for Multi-Hazards’. This edifying panel discussion on lessons learnt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was executed by three (3) highly-competent professionals […]

Wärtsilä wins the Adam Smith Award for best risk management solution with bank account pre-validation service

Wärtsilä Corporation, News,  14 June 2021 at 2:00 PM E. Europe Standard Time The technology group Wärtsilä has received the highly valued Adam Smith Award 2021 in the Best Risk Management Solution category by Treasury Today. The Adam Smith Awards are widely recognised as the ultimate benchmark for corporate treasury achievement. Wärtsilä’s winning solution was […]

Dictionary of future fuels

What is green hydrogen? What is pink hydrogen? What does Power-to-X technology mean? When it comes to future fuels, there is no shortage of jargon. We made a dictionary of future fuels to explain key terminology understandably. “Terminology can be perplexing. Why does the energy industry speak of green, blue, grey and pink hydrogen? We […]