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2017 hurricane season

Caribbean rises to resilience challenge

Cartagena, Colombia – The deadly 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean posed huge challenges but they also offer opportunities to build better disaster preparedness and response systems, a conference heard. With the region now bracing for the…

Jamaica welcomes ‘glorious opportunity’

CARTAGENA, 26 June 2018 – Jamaica’s hosting of the next Americas disaster  conference is a “glorious opportunity” to raise awareness of the challenges facing the small island developing states of the Caribbean, said Desmond McKenzie,…