Destruction as massive cyclones hit Australia

February 20, 2015 in International

YEPPOON, Australia (AFP) - Two powerful cyclones roared ashore in Australia Friday leaving a trail of destruction with buildings severely damaged, trees uprooted and power lines downed, cutting electricity to thousands of people. Tropical Cyclone Marcia, a category five tempest, slammed into the Queensland coast just...

IDB seeking projects from Caribbean countries

February 19, 2015 in International

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it will provide up to US$7 million in grants to finance regional public goods (RPGs) projects in Latin America and the Caribbean this year. It said the projects are aimed at resolving shared challenges and...