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20 Sep 2019 description
  • Tropical Cyclone JERRY's centre was approximately 470 km east-northeast of Barbuda Island on 20 September at 0.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (Category 2 hurricane). JERRY will continue west-northwest passing north of the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico on 20-21 September, with maximum sustained winds of 140-160 km/h.
21 Jun 2019 description

PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN – Six K1 DIRECT members of the St. Maarten branch have completed their Emergency Medical Response Training facilitated by Windward Island Emergency Medical Services (WIEMS), certifying them for the next 2 years. The dual theoretical and practical trainings were conducted over a course of 4 months consisting of two evening sessions per week of theory, and several weekend sessions of practical training and assessments.

20 Jun 2019 description

PHILIPSBURG - Over the duration of two weeks, Mr. Jacob “Sjaak” Seen, Multidisciplinary Operational Team Leader of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team facilitated a concentrated two-week Disaster Response Course for K1’s Disaster Relief and Crisis Team (DIRECT). Over 40 participants including persons of K1 DIRECT Curacao, K1 DIRECT St.

20 Jun 2019 description

In September 2018, K1 Britannia Foundation formed and launched a Disaster Relief and Crisis Team called K1 DIRECT on St. Maarten. Shortly after assembling the team in St. Maarten, K1 initiated a branch of DIRECT in Curacao and will be strengthening the team this year. The decision to develop a branch in Curacao stemmed from reasons including the need to be dependable in their commitments to the Government of St. Maarten (in the roles of shelter management, first response, and mass distribution), the strategic location of Curacao and the risk of a disaster striking St.

19 Jun 2019 description

PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN - K1 Britannia Foundation recently formed and launched a Disaster Relief and Crisis Team called K1 DIRECT.

26 Apr 2019 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON D.C. April 26, 2018 – The steering committee of the Sint Maarten Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund met in Washington D.C. to take stock of progress, accelerate implementation and agree to prepare new projects. Main highlights include:

19 Apr 2019 description

Washington, DC, 18 April 2019 (PAHO/WHO)- Vaccination Week in the Americas, which is celebrated from April 20-27, is a call to protect the community, with the goal of immunizing 70 million people against vaccine preventable diseases. The initiative, which has been promoted since 2003 by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), aims to raise awareness of the benefits of vaccines and protect people.

25 Mar 2019 description
report World Bank

Claret Connor, the newly appointed director of the Sint Maarten Recovery Program Bureau, says he is humbled by the opportunity to rebuild his country after it was wrecked by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Born and raised in Sint Maarten, Connor, a former minister, parliamentarian and hotelier, leads the agency overseeing activities supported by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund, which is financed by the government of the Netherlands. “I believe that connecting with people is one of the most important tasks of this position,” says Connor.

01 Mar 2019 description

At the 17th OCT-EU Forum in Papeete (Tahiti) today, the EU discussed its future partnership with Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and signed five cooperation programmes benefiting EU OCTs, totalling €44 million.

31 Jan 2019 description
report World Bank

BRUSSELS, January 31, 2019 ─ The European Union (EU) has signed two agreements with the World Bank’s (WB) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) to provide funding totaling EUR 30.7 million that will strengthen disaster risk management (DRM) in the Caribbean. The programs will support Caribbean countries to plan for long-term resilience and climate-smart growth strategies, and to design and implement innovative policy and investment initiatives.

04 Jan 2019 description
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17 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

The 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean was unprecedented. High-powered, high impact hurricanes, including Irma and Maria, left a path of destruction, infrastructure damage and casualties in more than a dozen territories in the region. Without forecasts and warnings, the tragic loss of life would have been even higher.

25 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten, October 25, 2018 — World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean Jorge Familiar concluded a three-day visit to Sint Maarten today where he addressed the Caribbean Oversees Countries and Territories Resilient Summit, visited recovery projects and met with government, parliamentarians, and local partners to discuss progress of the recovery and reconstruction after Hurricane Irma.

24 Sep 2018 description

As is known, K1 Britannia Foundation took a leading role in the immediate relief efforts post Hurricanes Irma & Maria, with relief work continuing in the form of material and construction help until June of this year. Having been involved in such an active way post-Irma, the foundation evaluated its role with partners during this time and realized that its job in disaster relief & crisis management is not over but has merely just begun. With key partners such as the cruise lines, the foundation has expanded its disaster relief focus and activities both on St.

24 Sep 2018 description

Philipsburg, ST. MAARTEN – After almost 11 consistent months of disaster relief activities, K1 Britannia Foundation is rounding off their Irma-focused activities. Since the day of Hurricane Irma on September 6th, 2017, the foundation has been busy with immediate, mid and long-term relief.

Immediate Relief:


24 Sep 2018 description

St. Maarten - As K1 Britannia Foundation continues to look for ways to rebuild our island, it collaborated with a group of 6 contractors, led by Jacob Bonds of Jacob Bonds Quality Builders to bring them to St. Maarten where they volunteered their time, tools and expertise to work with the foundation to rebuild and repair a total of 5 various institutions within the 9 days they spent on the island. During the week of the work, over $11,500 was spent via all parties on materials and logistics to build and repair these institutions that work with our children.

15 Sep 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The situation

Hurricane Florence