Georgetown, high winds leaves a few people injured, tore off roofs, downed power lines, and other structures, and disrupted electricity supply. 10 communities in the capital were most affected by the storm that also brought heavy rains. (m: caribbean360).
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Georgetown, GINA, June 19, 2015
Over last night and today, excessive rainfall was experienced in some regions of Guyana, resulting in a few sections of Region Six, Region Four including Georgetown, and some areas in Region Five being inundated. The latter region was already facing flood in the upper reaches of the Mahaicony River.
Georgetown, GINA, June 18, 2015
After receiving information about heavy rainfall and flooding in some sections of the Mahaicony Creek, Minister of Health Dr. George Norton along with a team of health workers today visited Mora Point, a Region Five community, and interacted with the residents, and advised of what precautions they must take in a flood situation.
The Ministry has collaborated with Food for the Poor to provide some form of relief to the residents of the affected areas. Food items along with clothing and some medication were distributed.
18 Jun 2015
GEORGETOWN, 15 jun 2015 (IPS) - Guyana es el único país de la Comunidad del Caribe (Caricom) que goza de seguridad alimentaria, pero su alta y rápida variabilidad climática es un desafío para este país y para los vecinos que dependen de la producción agrícola de esta nación sudamericana.
La agricultura representa 32 por ciento del producto interno bruto (PIB) de Guyana, 37 por ciento de sus ingresos de divisas y emplea a un tercio de la población económicamente activa.
Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited. The peoples who live there have customary rights and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. Yet, forest policies commonly treat forests as empty lands controlled by the State and available for development, colonisation, logging, plantations, dams, mines, oil wells, gas pipelines and agribusiness.
Por Kenton X. Chance
El agricultor de la isla caribeña de Santa Lucía, Anthony Herman esperaba recuperar el año próximo parte de lo que perdió cuando 70 por ciento de su cultivo de castaña de cajú se marchitó y murió bajo el abrasador sol del sur del Caribe. Pero le clima le tenía preparada otra sorpresa.
Mr. David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure, just around noon today, announced that flood waters have almost totally abated all across Guyana. He noted that with the exception of the Mahaica-Mahaicony area, water accumulated during the early Sunday morning downpour, is almost totally drained.
CASTRIES, Jun 2 2015 (IPS) - St. Lucian farmer Anthony Herman was hoping that next year he’d manage to recoup some of the losses he sustained after 70 per cent of his cashew crop withered and died in the heat of the scorching southern Caribbean sun.
But on June 1, the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season which coincides with the rainy season, the 63-year-old man, who has been farming for four decades, received “frightening” news about weather conditions in the region over the next year or so.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Rice production for 2015 is forecast at record levels
Rice exports in 2015/16 marketing year expected to increase
Latin America and the Caribbean: World's first region to reach both international hunger goals
With the percentage of undernourishment falling to 5.5% and the total number to 34.3 million, LAC achieved the goal of the Millennium Development Goals and the World Food Summit.
Porcentaje de subalimentación cayó a 5,5 % y el número total a 34.3 millones, con lo que ALC logró la meta de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) are working assiduously to alleviate the flooding of rice lands on the Essequibo Coast.
The issue was reported to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday morning and he immediately alerted newly appointed Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder. Prime Minister Nagamootoo and Minister Holder dispatched NDIA head Lionel Wordsworth to the affected area and instructed that all efforts be made to bring relief to the affected rice farmers.
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 9 2015 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.
The position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 14 independent countries, was put forward by the group’s chairman, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, during a meeting here with French President François Hollande.
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A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.
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• In 2009, a $150,000 grant from GFDRR enabled the World Bank to galvanize over $200 million in disaster risk reduction investments in the Eastern Caribbean such as coastal protection, strengthening of schools and health clinics, improved drainage systems, and slope stabilization.
Argentina – La OIM y el Gobierno de Argentina, en representación del Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR), firmaron un memorando de entendimiento que permitirá una colaboración más estrecha en asuntos de interés común, tales como proyectos relacionados con la migración.
El memorando de entendimiento fue suscrito por el Director Regional de la OIM para América del Sur, Diego Beltrand, y el Director Nacional de Migraciones de Argentina, Martín Arias Duval. Argentina ocupaba la Presidencia Pro Tempore del MERCOSUR en diciembre de 2014, cuando se aprobó el acuerdo.