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Guyana oil, murder tolls and more in Caribbean news in brief

PICTURED: Michael Seales (Photo credit: NICOLE DRAYTON)

HELPING TO rebuild after devastation overseas

Development Institute in has hosted a global conference to look at how to help the Caribbean rebuild on a climate-resilient basis after the devastating 2017 hurricane season. Experts in disaster and emergency management, construction, aid and diplomats joined the conference in London and online to discuss Dominica’s aim to become the world’s first totally climate- resilient country.

The OECS’S French connection

The organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Martinique business community have launched a new programme to improve trade and co-operation in the food, IT, environment, music and fashion industries. The Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean project will coach firms to understand the neighbouring Frenchand English-speaking markets.

Trinidad's police call for a review

After Trinidad and Tobago’s murder toll reached 60 in the first 30 days of the year, officers have called for a new police strategy. “We need analysts to properly determine how crimes are spread out in sporadic ways, particularly murders,” Police Social and Welfare Association President Michael Seales told reporters.

Interest grows in Guyana oil

French oil company Total has become the latest to acquire interests in exploration work licences in Guyana’s waters. Total will work with an affiliate of Canada’s JHI Associates Inc and Guyana- based firm Mid-Atlantic Oil & Gas Inc. Total described the acquisition as “highly prospective”.

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