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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 2, 2019. Under its Regional Internship Programme for 2019, CCRIF has placed 19 young university graduates from 7 Caribbean countries as interns in 14 national or regional host organizations to gain work experience and assist these organizations with undertaking key assignments or research. Each year CCRIF allocates US$75,000 to the programme which is used to provide each intern with a stipend for the 2-month internship and for airfare and accommodation for those interns placed in organizations outside of their home country.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, July 3, 2019. CCRIF SPC and the World Bank are pleased to announce that on July 1, the Facility issued the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability FaciliTy (COAST) fisheries parametric insurance policy to two of its member governments – Grenada and Saint Lucia. The COAST insurance policies provide coverage for fisherfolk and other players in the fisheries industry to enable them to recover quickly after weather-related events.  Initial funding for COAST has been provided by the U.S. State Department.
 

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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred at 05:54:55 UTC on 31 July 2019 (30 July 2019 at 23:54:55 local time), 24.6 km (15.3 mi) N of La Libertad, El Salvador; 45.9 km (28.5 mi) N of Santa Tecla, El Salvador and 46.6 km (28.9 mi) NNE of San Marcos, El Salvador. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event (Figure 1) at 13.266°N, 89.338°W, and at a depth of 72.5 km (45 mi). Nicaragua was the only CCRIF member country where peak ground acceleration, computed with the SPHERA model, was greater than 0.01g for this earthquake.

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