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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 30, 2016: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passeda bill aimed at helping US territory Puerto Rico address its mounting fiscal crisis and sent it to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Here are five things you should know about the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, or PROMESA which aims to “establish an Oversight Board to assist the Government of Puerto Rico, including instrumentalities, in managing its public finances, and for other purposes.”

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 10, 2016: It’s no secret that Caribbean nations are saddled with huge debt burdens that keep their nationals living in poverty. So which nations in the Caribbean are the most indebted? Here are the top 10 in U.S. dollars according to latest numbers on the global debt clock as of June 2016:

Dominica hosts meeting to discuss Caribbean’s wet/hurricane season. 

ROSEAU, Dominica – Caribbean meteorologists and international climate researchers were scheduled to meet here late last month to officially announce the forecasts for the Caribbean’s wet/hurricane season and discuss their implications for the region. During the meeting, delegates were expected to also discuss how Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can build resilience to extreme weather and climate events, with a focus on the pivotal role that national and regional health and disaster risk management agencies play in building a climate resilient Caribbean.

ROSEAU, Dominica – A two-day Caribbean Regional Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) began here late last month with the region being told to brace for a wetter than usual season and possibly more hurricane activity in 2016 than the past five years.

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