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ST.KITTS-NEVIS - St. Kitts has again stepped up to the plate in a major way and has proven again to be Dominica’s greatest friend , especially in times of need. In a Post Hurricane Maria address to the Nation Prime Minister Dr Hon. Timothy Harris announced over $2.5 Million in pledges to Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This despite the fact that St.Kitts-Nevis suffered a total of  some $140 million in damages from both hurricanes. PM Harris announced the committment of some $1 Million to Dominica. This is the most significant monetary committment of any Caribbean Island to the relief efforts of Dominica. In 2015 after the Passage of TS Erika St.Kitts -Nevis made a similar donation…
Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts is pleased to report that initial assessments have been completed and the island is resuming normal operations, as it was fortunate to escape major damage from the passage of Hurricane Maria to its south on Tuesday afternoon. All hotels in St. Kitts are fully operational and those properties that do not engage in regular seasonal closures are open and servicing guests. St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) reopened and began welcoming flights on September 20.  The Port Zante cruise pier did not sustain damage and St. Kitts is scheduled to welcome two vessels tomorrow – Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination and Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas.  Park Hyatt remains on track to…
DOMINICA, Roseau - The minister of tourism Robert Tonge sent this update in the early hours of this morning. It’s a running commentary of affected communities, most of which may be unfamiliar to you. The prime minister’s principal adviser Hartley Henry has said prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit will be airlifted to Antigua this morning from where he’ll deliver an address from the studios of ABS television at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time (4:30 p.m. in the UK). Roseau: Severe flooding and heavy damage throughout the city. No fatalities reported. The hospital and community centre lost their roofs. Kings Hill badly damaged, with nearly all roofs gone. All roofs gone from the hospital (in Goodwill) east to St. Aromant. Windsor Park…
NEW YORK (ILO News) – One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). With the launch of EPIC, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Women and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) bring together a diverse set of actors at the global, regional and national levels to support governments, employers and workers and their organizations, and other stakeholders, to make equal pay between women and men for work of equal value a reality. “One of the most visible, tangible and pervasive manifestations of discrimination is that women across the globe are still being paid…
CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - On Sunday September 17th, a group of six RCN and Public Entity of Bonaire civil servants, who have volunteered to assist St. Eustatius in the recovery work following the passage of hurricane Irma on September 6th, arrived on the island. Included in the group were Custom Officers who arrived on the island to relieve their colleagues on Saba and St. Eustatius. Acting Island Governor Julian Woodley met with the group on Monday September 18th at 14.00 to brief them on the work they will be doing and to thank them for responding to the call for volunteers.

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