High-level conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November

bvi_irma-wsThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on 20-21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

This initiative is aimed at rebuilding the devastated Members as the first climate resilient countries in the world and helping the wider CARICOM Region improve its resilience.  International Development Partners, friendly countries, NGOs, prominent personalities, private sector entities and Foundations have been invited.  CARICOM Heads of Government and the Secretaries-General of CARICOM and the United Nations will also participate. (more…)

Infrastructural, home repairs begin in Barbuda

Works underway (Photp via Antigua Chronicle)

Repair work has begun on houses in Barbuda that received minimal damage from Hurricane Irma.

Two teams are presently on the sister-isle – one to complete the list of materials needed and another group will commence work on the structures that are regarded as Levels One and Two. Two hundred and fifty-seven homes fall within these categories.

Building materials, tarpaulin, blankets and other items like tents, water tanks and water storage containers have been sent over to the sister island. The workmen will assist those Barbudans who are on the island.

Read more at: Antigua Chronicle