Tag: Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland Calls Damage From Irma and Maria ‘Apocalyptic’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BRIDGETOWN — Patricia Scotland is meeting with leaders in the Caribbean to explore the Commonwealth’s role in minimizing the impact of extreme weather events as the region’s hurricane season approaches. The Secretary-General said it was a worrying time for leaders. “The threat of life-changing, economy-decimating, apocalyptic storms and hurricanes is […]

Four Caribbean Countries Make The European Union’s Blacklist of 17 Countries Considered To Be Tax Havens

[ad name=”HTML-68″] BRIDGETOWN — Four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were named Tuesday in a new list of global tax havens released by the European Union (EU). EU finance ministers said that the countries – Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago – were among 17 countries on the blacklist of tax havens, after 10 […]

At U.N., At Least $2 Billion Pledged to Help Hurricane-Affected Caribbean Nations ‘Build Back Better’

BIG MESS: The street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, is littered with debris as it struggles to overcome the severe impact of Hurricane Maria which tore through the region in September 2017. Image: Roosevelt Skerrit,CC BY-SA 2.0,via Wikimedia Commons [ad name=”HTML-68″] BRIDGETOWN — The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 […]

U.N. SPEECH: Caribbean Needs A ‘New Deal’ To Build More Resilience To Climate Change Happening All Around Us

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN – Caribbean countries need “a new and better deal” – one that includes access to concessional finance and adequate insurance – if they are to build climate resilience, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said this week at an international conference to mobilize support for the reconstruction of communities devastated by a series of […]