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14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.

11 Aug 2010 description
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Written by: Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA (AlertNet) - South Pacific nations threatened with rising sea levels linked to climate change are looking to adopt a regional disaster insurance plan based on a lauded Caribbean scheme which aims to soften the economic impact of natural catastrophes.

The World Bank launched the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the first multi-country insurance scheme of its kind, in 2007, after Hurricane Ivan inflicted billions of dollars in losses on the region in 2004.

The scheme promises member governments prompt payouts after …

16 Nov 2009 description

The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) Fund announces the third call for project proposals. Grants will be made on a competitive basis to support small-scale projects at the community level that deliver measurable results in natural disaster risk reduction and/or in the reduction of the negative impacts of climate change. Projects may range in duration from a few months to two years in maximum duration.

Priority will be given to projects in the $25,000 to $75,000 CDN range.

30 Nov 2007 description

Christian ESTROSI, Secrétaire d'Etat à l'Outre-Mer, tient à faire le point sur le bilan humain et matériel suite au séisme tectonique qui a touché nos compatriotes martiniquais et guadeloupéens il y a un peu moins de 24h.

Malgré la violence de ce tremblement de terre, le bilan humain en Martinique s'élève à une personne âgée décédée d'une crise cardiaque et à 6 blessés dont le pronostic vital n'est pas menacé.

29 Nov 2007 description

By Nathalie Mogade

DUCOS, Martinique, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck near the Caribbean island of Martinique on Thursday, sending tremors and panic through the region but causing little damage, witnesses said.

Residents screamed and fled into the streets as the deep quake rumbled for nearly 10 minutes.

29 Nov 2007 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only. An earthquake measuring 7.4 has occurred near the island of Martinique in the eastern Caribbean. The earthquake struck at 15:00 (19:00 GMT) off the north-west coast of Martinique at a depth of 145.4 kilometres (90.4 miles).

29 Nov 2007 description

Christian ESTROSI, Secrétaire d'Etat à l'Outre-Mer, confirme le séisme de magnitude 7,3 qui affecte nos compatriotes de Martinique et de Guadeloupe.

L'épicentre du tremblement de terre se situe à 15 km au nord de Saint-Pierre en Martinique. Le séisme s'est produit à 145 km de profondeur et il a été ressenti jusqu'à Porto Rico.

Christian ESTROSI précise que, à la Martinique, on dénombre une centaine de malaises, ainsi que six personnes blessées après défenestration.

29 Nov 2007 description

The Event: On Thursday afternoon 29th November at 3:00 p.m. local time, an earthquake occurred off the east coast of Martinique.