• Natural Hazards and Disasters in the Caribbean
    NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN    Definitions  A hazard can be defined as, “A potentially damaging physical event, phenomenon or human activity that may cause the loss of life or injury, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation”. Hazards can...
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  • Caribbean Studies
    natural disasters may be divided into two categories: social and economic and environmental. However, this essay will address the social and economic impact of these natural disasters on the Caribbean and how to reduce the effects of these disasters. In regards to the essay, Hurricanes (with...
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  • Natural Disasters in the Caribbean
    The natural disasters that are typically experienced in the Caribbean can have catastrophic and devastating impacts on the environment, economic development and social structure of these islands. Severe damage to the built infrastructure that has supported communities on Caribbean islands for...
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  • Sean
    communities that experience a natural disaster must also absorb the impacts of these destructive events. Many local communities lose so much in economic resources that recovery becomes difficult, if not almost impossible. Some communities find opportunity in the aftermath of a disaster to rebuild better and...
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  • How Adequately Prepared Are We in Caricom for Globalization?
    There continue to be wide ranging debate on the preparedness of CARICOM countries for the pending impact which globalization will have on these small developing nations. Globalization is expected to have a negative an impact on the economic, social, environmental, Industrial development of small...
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  • Carib Studies
    FOUR indicators of development and describe their relevance as indicators of development in the Caribbean (20 marks) * Development means ‘’improvement in a country’s economic and social conditions’’. More specifically, it refers to improvements in ways of managing an area’s natural and human...
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  • Development of a Geospatial Framework
    the currency, availability and access to timely information in the region is a necessary requirement for management effectiveness for social and environmental planning. One such event to be effectively managed is natural disasters. Natural disasters have become an endemic phenomenon to the region...
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  • Discuss the Social and Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on the Caribbean.
    , earthquakes, floods, droughts, and volcanoes. The great damages caused by natural disasters may be divided into three categories: social, economic and environmental. However, this essay will address the social and economic impact of these natural disasters on the Caribbean. In regards to the...
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  • Hurricanes
    Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development. Disaster History: Significant Data on Major Disasters Worldwide, 1900-Present (Washington, D.C.: OFDA/USAID, 1989). Planning Institute of Jamaica. Economic and Social Assessment of the Impact of Hurricane Gilbert (Kingston: Planning Institute of...
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  • The Impact of Hurricane, Earthquake and Volcanoes on Named Caribbean Territories
    the territories will to just have learned to co-exist with these natural disasters. The economic impact of hurricane, earthquake and volcanoes is very harmful to the stability of the region. They tend to disrupt economic activity, damage and destroy productive physical asset like...
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  • Impact of Natural Calamities
    conomic and financial impacts Major natural disasters can and do have severe negative short-run economic impacts. Disasters also appear to have adverse longer-term consequences for economic growth, development and poverty reduction. But, negative impacts are not inevitable. Vulnerability is...
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  • Kyotto Protocol
    class, the impact of natural disasters in Japan and Thailand, unrest in the Middle East and continued high jet fuel prices. Looking ahead, economic uncertainties have continued into the first half of this year - while these uncertainties continue, we expect pressure on economy class...
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  • The Phenomena of Natural Disiaters
    Eastern Caribbean countries to evaluate the vulnerability of small towns and villages to natural hazards, and train local disaster managers and community leaders in organizing risk assessments and mitigation in their communities. These activities have resulted in the preparation of a training manual with...
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  • Caribbean Studies Notes
    in Caribbean Studies. Topics such and Hurricanes and earthquakes, keeping in mind the Caribbean’s geographical location, would also equip individuals with the knowledge needed to survive natural disasters. Because we, the youths, are the future, we would also ensure that the devastation created by...
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  • Literature Review
    social stability as well as disrupted and natural pace of the island life (as cited Briguglio et al., 1996). (Edgell, 2006) Sustainable Tourism Management in Small Island Caribbean States For most penetrated islands of Sustainable Tourism Management the priority is to sustain vacation quality...
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  • Infor Grenada Case Study
    . Since 2001, economic growth declined caused by adverse shocks such as a slowdown in the global economy and natural disasters. To deal with the shocks, fiscal policy became more expansionary while privatization receipts declined. As a result, public debt increased sharply to near 110 percent of GDP in...
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  • Social Studies S.B.a Study Guide
    ; | Factors that promote regional integration:(a)  Common cultural heritage;(b) common economic and social issues;(c) effects of globalization trade liberalization and trading blocs;(d) vulnerability to economic shocks and natural disasters. |   | 7. | Describe the factors that hinder regional...
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  • Th Cruise Ship Industry Effects
    concentration of the cruising industry, the increase in ships capacity, congestion, natural disasters, diversification of the product offered and competition with hotels, (Dridea et al, n.d). Environmental Impacts The environmental impacts of the cruise industry may be positive or negative. This...
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  • Climate Control
    weather events, providing a mechanism to finance a disaster before it strikes. A case for action: adapting to a changing climate Over half of the world’s population lives in regions highly exposed to natural disasters. Across these communities, economic losses from climate change are already...
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  • Key Internal and External Influences Affecting Tourism in Brazil
    risen as to help develop greener transport. * Natural disasters –when natural disasters occur they have catastrophic impact on the destination and its communities and economies. Tourism is also impacted by natural disasters; as communities, businesses and natural environments, that the industry...
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