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UNITED NATIONS, Wednesday October 4, 2017 (IPS) – As you know, we are coming off a jam-packed High-level week and opening of the General Assembly. Some of the most important speeches during that period came from leaders of Caribbean nations reeling from back-to-back hurricanes. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda reported that the entire population […]

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the U.S. Department of Defense, has provided more than US$12.6 million in humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean. On September 7, USAID/OFDA deployed a […]

It was an evening of mixed emotions when the first flight from the British Virgin Islands (BVI), carrying Grenadian nationals, landed at the Maurice Bishop International Airport. A few days after Hurricane Irma, CARICOM Chairman, Dr. Keith Mitchell, led a delegation to some of the affected islands and gave the reassurance that the Caribbean community […]

On Friday, US Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela, Canada’s High Commissioner Marie Legault, and Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Bridgetown Craig Fulton visited Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in Roseau. Following the meeting, each of the diplomats offered words of solidarity and support for Dominica. Watch the three recordings here:   – 3)   The […]

A United States Government (USG) relief flight containing vital commodities, including plastic sheeting, collapsible water containers, blankets, and related items, landed in storm-ravaged Dominica on Tuesday, with another being planned for early next week. The USD$397,000 relief flight, that signals solidarity and commitment to the Government and people of Dominica, comes as the USG, through […]

  The news from Dominica is heart-breaking. On September 18 a direct hit by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 monster packing 160-mph winds and two feet of rain, took down the island’s power, water, and communications infrastructure, and grievously wounded roads, bridges, businesses, homes—and schools. Many Hands supporters have been asking about disaster relief for Dominica. The Resource Foundation is […]

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris announced on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 during a National Address on TV and radio that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will give a total of $2.5 million in hurricane relief aid to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and St. Maarten. This gift […]

Working through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the Government of the United States committed USD$100,000 to provide immediate humanitarian assistance, and will be working closely with the Dominica Red Cross to address the most critical needs. According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), 100 […]

The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) is providing EC$806,000 (250,000 Euros) in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane Maria which devastated the island on 19 September. The relief will address urgent needs and will include basic kits for survival, clean water and food, construction material […]

PRIME MINISTER DR. THE HON. TIMOTHY HARRIS’ POST-HURRICANE MARIA ADDRESS Saturday, September 23, 2017 — My Fellow Citizens and Residents: With courage and resilience, our Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has braved two powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, within a span of two weeks, and we have come out of them without sustaining […]


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