Recovery and Reconstruction Post 2017 Hurricanes in the Caribbean

Date: Tuesday 30th January 

Time: 15.00 – 18.00

Venue: British Expertise, 23 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EY

On Tuesday 30th January, The Caribbean Council organised a seminar, in collaboration with our event partners British Expertise, on the ‘Recovery and Reconstruction post-2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean’.

Chaired by Caribbean Council’s President, The Rt Hon the Lord Bruce of Bennachie, with introductory remarks from Director of International Development at British Expertise, Mr Derrick Sanyahumbi, this seminar looked closely at many of the islands severely affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the current infrastructure requirements in the region and how support can be provided both regionally and internationally. Islands that were focused on included Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, St Barts, and Turks and Caicos Islands

We were delighted to be joined by a panel of high level speakers from both the public and private sectors to speak on the following:

  • Recovery and reconstruction overview

UK High Commissioners and Representatives from three of the affected regions 

  • Hurricanes Irma and Maria: The impact on private property

Mr Martyn Bould, Chairman, Bould Consulting 

  • International and regional support for reconstruction

Mr Chris Bennett, Managing Director, The Caribbean Council 

  • Recovery and Reconstruction: requirements in the region and building resilience for longer term infrastructure

Mr Peter Phipps, Caribbean Regional Representative – Transport, Mott MacDonald, 

Attendees had the opportunity to put their questions to the speakers as well as networking following the event.