Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Davis delivered remarks at a symposium held by the Inter American Development Bank on Disaster and Health Risk Management. Mr. Davis centered his presentation on the issue of climate change.

“Our debt burden remains high, in significant part, due to these climate risks including the need to regularly rebuild homes, businesses and infrastructure after devastating hurricanes. Our cost of borrowing prices in the risk of future hurricanes so we are, in a sense already paying a high price for the intensifying whether patterns of tomorrow.”

Minister of State with responsibility for disaster preparedness, the Hon. Myles Laroda also addressed the gathering speaking to the country’s proactive movement to address climate change including enacted legislation.