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 […]

Update from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on COVID-19 Vaccines and Variants

The Caribbean Public Health Agency is aware that some countries in the European Union have suspended their AstraZeneca vaccination campaign, as a result of reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in people who had received the vaccine.   This was done as a precautionary measure while a full investigation is conducted into the reports.  At present, […]

Press Release: CARILEC Urges Its Members to Remain Vigilant Notwithstanding the Official ‘Closure’ of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Castries, St. Lucia, December 10th, 2020: The CARILEC membership body throughout the Caribbean Region and beyond, survived the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season with minimal devastation or catastrophic damage.  Current scientific and medical research indicates the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic well into 2021, notwithstanding breakthroughs with the vaccines, and increased frequency and intensity of weather […]