Hurricane response: Caribbean disaster agency comes of age

By Team CDF / October 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Mr.Ronald Jackson Caribbean governments want to be “taken seriously” in humanitarian management, and this year’s hurricane crises are an opportunity for the UN to “let go”, says a senior regional official. The Caribbean is dealing with “something we’ve never experienced before” but proudly coping, Ronald…

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Final Declaration issued by the Meeting of The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba and of the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

By Team CDF / March 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

THE Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has approved an additional EC$2,025,000/US$750,000 loan for the new Argyle International Airport (AIA) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The funding will be used to purchase equipment to establish a 218 kVa solar energy farm that will reduce electricity costs at the multi-million dollar facility. CDF’s CEO, Ambassador Lorne McDonnough, explained that this pilot renewable…

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CDF to provide funds to Dominica; signs headquarters agreement with Barbados

By Team CDF / July 10, 2013 / 0 Comments

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) will soon sign a US$7.1 million agreement with Dominica. CDF executive officer Ambassador Lorne McDonnough said that the organisation will continue to assist disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors within the Caribbean Community as they participate in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The CDF…

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Nation prepares for CARICOM Development Fund

By Team CDF / March 6, 2013 / 0 Comments

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Despite Antigua & Barbuda still owing 63 per cent of its contribution to the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), the funding agency is still in the process of developing a programme for the nation. “Antigua & Barbuda is not yet in receipt of any country assistance programme from the CDF and that…

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