Caribbean hurricanes ‘a learning experience’

When you live in and come from the Caribbean, hurricanes are part of you … ‘CARIBBEAN HURRICANES ‘A LEARNING EXPERIENCE’ …

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A report by Jonathan Kent for The Royal Gazette.

Image: Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Britain learnt lessons from its much criticised 2017 Caribbean hurricane response and is better prepared for the next storm season, the Minister for the Overseas Territories has promised.

Lord Ahmad suffered a baptism of fire in his first year in the job at the Foreign Office when Category 5 storms Irma and Maria devastated parts of the region.

The Conservative peer, who is also Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations, said he expected the OTs to be “the quiet bit of my portfolio — never have I been so wrong”.

He added that he remembered the moment he realised the horrific power of hurricanes while on a visit to the Pacific Islands Forum in Samoa in September 2017.

Lord Ahmad said: “I got a call on my mobile from Gus Jaspert, who’s the…

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