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Caribbean Begins Recovery Efforts After Tropical Storm Cristobal

 Above: recovery work in Turks and Caicos (Photo: OPTCI) By the Caribbean Journal staff The northern Caribbean region is beginning recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Cristobal. The storm caused damage in several parts of the region, including …

European Commission Donates $409,000 to Eastern Caribbean

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Commission has donated around $409,000 to Eastern Caribbean countries impacted by the Christmas trough system. The funding, announced by the European Commission’s Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil …

Taiwan Provides Humanitarian Support For St Lucia

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Taiwan has donated $200,000 to the government of St Lucia to provide humanitarian assistance following the Christmas floods. Taiwan’s Ambassador to St Lucia, Ambassador James Chang, handed over the …

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 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is “open for business” following heavy flooding that caused significant damage and at least five deaths in the country this week, Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus said Thursday. “The tourist industry …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Food Minister Devant Maharaj has announced the distribution of about $936,057 to farmers and fishermen in the country affected by flooding. That amounts to about $6 Million TTD. …

 Above: flooding in Haiti (MINUSTAH Photo: Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank expects to approve a $17.5 million grant to help Haiti’s government finance the reconstruction of roads and bridges destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The …

 Above: Grenada Consul General Derrick James helping with cleanup in Brooklyn By the Caribbean Journal staff While Hurricane Sandy took a severe turn through the Caribbean, it has also impacted those Caribbean nationals living in New York and its surroundings …

 Photo: DIS By the Caribbean Journal staff Flooding last week in Dominica caused approximately $6.6 million in damages to crops, infrastructure and homes, according to preliminary estimates. CARICOM expressed “deep concern and distress” over the flooding, which occurred in Layou …