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CDEMA donates computers to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI (CDEMA) — The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has donated 88 laptop computers to the ministry of education, youth, culture and library services in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The computers were presented to the ministry at a handing over ceremony in Providenciales on Wednesday.

The donation was made possible through the CDEMA Legacy Project initiative, which mobilizes finances to support recovery in impacted participating states. The aim of the Legacy Project is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the most vulnerable persons in the most adversely affected areas and it is mainly facilitated by the collective contributions of individual, corporate, national, regional and international donors.

A donation of US$70,000…

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Caribbean News – One Year After Hurricane Maria, USVI, Puerto Rico Still Struggles

Repairs continue to the buildings on the grounds of St Anne’s Chapel in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in this photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of St Thomas)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2018: Thursday, September 20th marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico as well as the US Virgin Islands.

But while the spotlight continues to be placed on Puerto Rico, which left 3,000 people dead and created decimation nationally, the US Virgin Islands was also impacted and continues to struggle to rebound.

Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday admitted that housing continues to be a challenge for many survivors and vital healthcare services remain impacted.

While the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF),  said the territories’…

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Dominica one year after Hurricane Maria

A Carnival ship, berthed at the Roseau Cruise Terminal in Dominica. Carnival is one of several cruise lines planning calls to Dominica in 2018 and 2019.

ROSEAU, Dominica — One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the island nation is rebounding.

“A growing share of affected residents can say their lives are back on track or almost back to normal after the hurricane,” said Colin Piper, director of tourism. “The progress made this past year represents a milestone in the recovery process during which the people of Dominica – and the natural environment itself – have shown their resilience and indomitable spirits.”

Island updates include:


Dominica’s airports – Douglas-Charles and Canefield – are fully open for commercial operations with…

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Commentary: Is Britain providing enough support to its Caribbean territories a year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria…

Benito Wheatley is a Policy Fellow at Cambridge University’s Centre for Science and Policy and the former BVI Representative to the UK and EU

By Benito Wheatley

As the peak of the 2018 hurricane season progresses, Britain is on standby, as its Caribbean territories remain vulnerable after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria a year earlier.

In the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands, repairs on many homes and businesses are incomplete and works on wrecked infrastructure are still getting underway. Recovery from the two powerful Category 5 hurricanes is a challenge for these small societies.

In particular, Irma inflicted catastrophic damage on the British Virgin Islands, whose losses are estimated at more than $3 billion, three times…

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Telling The Stories Of Puerto Rican Victims Of Hurricane Maria

A year after Maria roared across the Caribbean, reporters for The Associated Press, the news site Quartz and Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative …
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Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, new study finds

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico, September 2017. Photo: lavizzara/shutterstock.com

By Caribbean News Now contributor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria killed far more people in Puerto Rico than the official estimates, according to a new study, which puts the death toll on the island from September 2017 through February 2018 an estimated 2,975.

The independent analysis was commissioned by the governor of Puerto Rico and conducted by researchers at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, CBS News reported.

To arrive at the 2,975 figure, the study looked at historical death patterns from 2010 to 2017 to estimate how many people would have died had Hurricane Maria not hit the island. That figure was then compared to the…

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