In less than two months’ time will take place the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP21), the region’s most important disaster risk reduction event. It is anticipated that approximately 3000 persons will gather for this meeting, which will be held virtually for the first time with the aim of building more resilient economies in the region.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 3, 2021. CCRIF SPC has made a payout of approximately US$2.4 million to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago following a rainfall event that occurred during August 18-20, 2021. Caused by an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, the heavy rainfall resulted in flooding and landslides across southern and western Trinidad, making several roads impassable.

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