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UN ECLAC team arrives in Turks and Caicos, hurricane assessment happening

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#PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – November 7, 2017 – The huge contingent due to come in from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean or UN ECLAC is in the country now; the team got in over the weekend and they are here to finally put a figure on and give more in depth understanding of the impact of the September hurricanes, Irma being the worst of the two for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Damage and Loss Assessment or DALA is quite detailed and includes the effect of the hurricanes on the entire economy and provides governments with vital data including:  ‘The replacement value of totally or partially destroyed physical assets that must be included in the reconstruction program, losses in the flows of the economy that arise from the temporary absence of the damaged assets and the resulting impact on post-disaster economic performance, with special reference to economic growth, the government’s fiscal position and the balance of payments.’

Premier and Finance Minister, Sharlene Robinson had touted the coming of the team last month.

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PAHO Calls Americas to Increase Aedes aegypti Mosquito Control

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Rashaed Esson

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#PAHO#Dengue#Americas, February 23rd, 2024 – With nearly seven thousand cases of dengue and 102 deaths reported in the Americas as of early February 2024, the Pan American Health Organization is once again calling for stronger measures to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of dengue. These numbers indicate a 157 percent increase in cases over the same period in 2023.  In the first five weeks of 2024, Peru, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reported an increase in cases.

 

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Dark Tourism Efforts in Jamaica – Colonial sites Preservation

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Rashaed Esson

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#DarkTourism#Jamaica,February 23rd, 2024 – British Colonial sites in Jamaica like Georgian plantation houses and slave infrastructure, are being preserved as slavery monuments to boost what authorities are calling the “Dark Tourism” industry. According to reports, Dark Tourism refers to tourists visiting places marked by historical tragedy. For Jamaica, the history of Britain’s 300-year rule will be explained at the preserved sites. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett says work is being done with the ministry of Culture and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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