Caribbean News

Fernander says visit to Dominica set great precedent for The Bahamas

October 04, 2017

The Bahamas’ delegation to Dominica set a great precedent for how the country will be “taken care of if this was to ever happen to us,” Bahamas Christian Council President, Bishop Delton Fernander said Monday...

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Medical aid to be volunteers
Medical aid to be volunteers

October 04, 2017

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday the government intends to recruit medical professionals on a voluntary basis to assist Dominica...

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Dominica Fire Brigade receives Fire Dump compliments CIBC FirstCaribbean

October 03, 2017

In the aftermath of the passage of hurricane Maria, the local fire brigade in Dominica has been pressed into service for much of the clean-up and restoration, along with its day-to-day firefighting duties in the capital of Roseau and beyond...

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Minnis: Our duty to help Dominica
Minnis: Our duty to help Dominica

October 03, 2017

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday pledged to send physicians to Dominica to assist with medical services after he and a delegation witnessed firsthand the widespread devastation wrought on the storm-ravaged island nation...

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Health ministers meeting at PAHO opens with somber tone after recent disasters

October 02, 2017

Recent disasters and epidemics show need for enhanced preparedness in countries of the Americas 
Washington, 25 September 2017 (PAHO/WHO)—The hurricanes that devastated parts of the Caribbean and the earthquakes that caused deaths in Mexico took center stage today at the opening of a regional meeting of health ministers, the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference...

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Government Proposes Temporarily Relaxing Immigration Rules for Categories of Students from Dominica

September 29, 2017

The Government of The Bahamas proposes to temporarily relax the immigration rules for three categories of students from Dominica who wish to continue their education in The Bahamas...

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Dominica's Prime Minister met with Prime Minister Minnis

September 28, 2017

The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, which was recently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, stopped in Nassau Sunday morning, September 24, and met at Jet Aviation with Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry...

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PM reveals detains of plan to help Dominica

September 27, 2017

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced in Parliament The Bahamas' plan to assist storm-ravaged Dominica: The government will temporarily relax immigration rules for "a number of" Dominican schoolchildren...

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Minnis opens door to Dominica's students
Minnis opens door to Dominica's students

September 25, 2017

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced plans to accommodate students from Dominica displaced by Hurricane Maria, the first step in a series of moves to provide aid to the island nation...

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Dominica PM cries for his country

September 22, 2017

LOOP NEWS CREATED : 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 CARIBBEAN NEWS Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit speaking on ABS Television in Antigua this afternoon. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit speaking on ABS Television in Antigua this afternoon...

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CANTO Supports CDEMA in Hurricanes Irma and Maria Ravished Countries
CANTO Supports CDEMA in Hurricanes Irma and Maria Ravished Countries

September 22, 2017

With the recent devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, we ask for your support and prayers for the affected countries as we continue to receive and process information and chart the best way forward in this catastrophe...

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CIBC Donates US450,000 to support Hurricane Irma Humanitarian Relief and Rebuilding Efforts
CIBC Donates US$450,000 to support Hurricane Irma Humanitarian Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

September 12, 2017

CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) is donating US$450,000 to support organizations providing humanitarian relief to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma...

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IOC sets up USD 1 million emergency fund to help hurricane-affected Caribbean NOCs
IOC sets up USD 1 million emergency fund to help hurricane-affected Caribbean NOCs

September 12, 2017

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) expressed its sympathy to the people affected by the recent hurricane in the Caribbean.

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Hurricane Jose Monitor Notice
Hurricane Jose Monitor Notice

September 10, 2017

The National Hurricane Center has Hurricane Jose to loop, in the open Atlantic Ocean, Monday through Thursday of this week. But then to be on a track by Friday...

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Hurricane Irma Alert 37
Hurricane Irma Alert #37

September 09, 2017

ALERT NUMBER THIRTY SEVEN (#37) ON HURRICANE IRMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT 6PM EDT...

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Hurricane Irma Public Advisory Number 39A
Hurricane Irma Public Advisory Number 39A

September 08, 2017

...IRMA'S SOUTHWESTERN EYEWALL MOVING OVER THE NORTH COAST OFCUBA...

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Morton Salt suffers millions in damages from Hurricane Irma

September 08, 2017

As reports come in from the Southeastern Bahamas it’s clear that the country has taken yet another economic blow.

The Morton Salt Factory in Inagua has yet again suffered extensive damage from a major hurricane. Still recovering from Hurricane Joaquin which hit in 2015 initial estimates put the damage from Hurricane Irma in the millions.

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The Atlantic Basin 2010 vs 2017

September 08, 2017

As Floridians continue to evacuate in droves and Bahamians prepare to assess damage in the days to come meteorologists worldwide are taking note of a seemingly angry Atlantic Basin. For the first time in 7 years we had 3 active hurricanes, Irma, Jose; and Katia.

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Hurricane Katia Public Advisory Number 12A

September 08, 2017

...KATIA NOW WITH 105-MPH WINDS......PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TOCOMPLETION...

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Hurricane Irma Storm Surge Watch/Warning Map

September 08, 2017

Storm Surge Watch/Warning Map last updated Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:04:47 GMT...

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