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 […]

The R.E.A.C.H Project Welcomes CREA

Bridgetown, Barbados November 24th, 2020 – The Resilient Environment & Agricultural Caribbean Habitats (REACH) Project welcomes a new scientific partner. The Council for Agricultural Research and Economics of Italy (CREA) has joined the existing consortium and will be leading innovative research activities covering the nexus among disasters, agricultural crops and pest management. CREA is a leading […]

CDEMA Signs MOU with InterCaribbean Airways to Strengthen Disaster Relief Efforts

Bridgetown, Barbados November 16th, 2020 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and InterCaribbean Airways Ltd. officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, establishing a mutual agreement for the movement of relief personnel and supplies, necessary for providing an immediate coordinated response to regional disasters. The official signing was facilitated at a […]

Strengthening Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean: A Reflective Approach

When disasters hit small countries, the effects on individuals, families, and communities last well after the headlines fade. Natural disasters are traumatic, bringing loss of life, dislocation, and violence. In 2019,The devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas’ Grand Bahama and Abaco islands revealed a larger problem: countries with the least responsibility for climate […]