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    Russell Williams   Weeks after the record breaking devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria, cut through the Caribbean leaving their indelible mark of destruction, the fortunate inhabitants of islands that escaped the tempests will continue feel their impact in other ways well into next year.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria Delay Number Portability in ECTEL States

      By Russell Williams   As the Caribbean awoke to the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for the last decade, users of FaceBook might have expected to be able to use FaceBook’s Safety Check Feature, however it was conspicuous by its absence!   Hurricane Irma was Missing […]

Where was Facebook’s Safety Check During Hurricane Irma?

By Russell Williams We’re less than a month away from the annual hurricane season and I recently saw a post on the internet asking whether businesses are preparing? While I am pleased that some businesses are taking their cue from the commencement of the hurricane season, what many business leaders […]

Disaster Planning

PRESS RELEASE 12th April 2012 By Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Based on the history of frequency of hazard impacts and related social and economic losses, Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. Understandably, then, the subject of […]

Resolve and Resilience in the Face of Risk

Climate Change
by Ana Scarlett April 6, 2010: Kingston (Panos) At least twelve Caribbean nations will play a key part in moving climate negotiations forward during this year, through service to the bureau of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Meeting […]

Caribbean Nationals Playing Key Roles in 2010 Climate Negotiations