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Blue tarps covering damaged roofs dot the landscape of Estate Tutu on St. Thomas in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Partnership Forms to Match Nonprofits With Volunteers

Virgin Islands charities and other not-for-profit groups are expected to benefit from the work of a newly formed partnership announced this week. The announcement was made by former U.S. President Bill Clinton on the final day of a two day conference, sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with St. John artist Kurt Marsh, Jr. about preserving arts and culture post-hurricanes.

Continued Conversation is Key to a Resilient Caribbean, CGI Speakers Say

Two sessions that looked at small business development and climate change continued a conversation on resiliency between regional leaders and potential partners that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said may not happen often but which he called critical to each island being able to respond better each time disaster strikes and recover more quickly.
Bill Clinton on Monday opens the Clinton Global Initiative symposium at UVI's St. Thomas campus. (Kyle McKay photo)

Clinton: It’s Time to Build ‘Quick, Comprehensive’ Resiliency Strategy

As efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria continue, the Caribbean has the unique opportunity to look at what it can do better to prepare, how it can be more resilient and how it can serve as a role model for other countries across the world facing or recovering from natural disasters, according to former President Bill Clinton.
Ian Samuel, left, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, listen to Meaghan Enright explain construction issues on St. John. (Amy Roberts photo)

Clintons Tour STJ Before Opening Symposium

Before heading off to St. Thomas to convene a symposium at the University of the Virgin Islands, Bill and Hillary Clinton visited two sites on St. John that are emblematic of the island’s recovery efforts.
Former President Bill Clinton meets with community members, including India Association president Pash Daswani, to talk about hurricane recovery issues.

New Action Plans Likely at Clinton Initiative Conference on STT

On Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, former President Bill Clinton will host the fourth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, at the University of the Virgin Islands' St. Thomas campus.

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