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Meeting Urgent Shelter Needs in Dominica

DART-SuppliesOn the night of September 18, Hurricane Maria struck the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm.  Maria’s relentless rains and winds devastated the country, killing at least 27 people and affecting all 71,000 island residents.

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U.S. Relief Flight Lands in Dominica

USEmb-1A United States Government (USG) relief flight containing vital commodities, including plastic sheeting, collapsible water containers, blankets, and related items, landed in storm-ravaged Dominica today, with another being planned for early next week.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with The Honorable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Mark-GreeneUSAID Administrator Mark Green called Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda on 8th September to convey the condolences and support of the United States to the people of that island nation following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma.

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Caribbean Fisheries forum meets in Jamaica

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Heads of national fisheries authorities from 17 Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will be meeting with observers and partner agencies in Jamaica near the end of this week, for the 15th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, the primary technical deliberative body of the CRFM, for talks on the status of and recent trends in the fisheries and aquaculture in the region and plans for the future to strengthen the sector.

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When poetry becomes light, and the writer becomes the ageless voice of generations past and to come

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The award-winning creative works of Sir Derek Walcott, complemented by his recognition as a Nobel Laureate in Literature, not only lifted the hopes of St. Lucia but those of the region as a whole.

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