British cash for Caribbean projects

British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Associated Press / Matt Dunham

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a £5.6 million cash injection to help improve fishing, tourism and shipping in the Caribbean and other countries.

He recently made the announcement while unveiling a £26 million aid package to help tackle global warming ahead of a meeting of world leaders in Paris.

The British prime minister recently attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta.

The 25 “small island” Commonwealth recipients include Bermuda, Jamaica, the Maldives, the Seychelles, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

The British PM said he wants the countries to be able to make the most of their maritime natural resources.

The cash will be used to manage fisheries, protect coastlines and tackle pollution, as well as extending disaster risk.

He said, “We have a real opportunity to get the small island states that are so vulnerable to climate change on board for an ambitious global climate change deal in Paris. Britain is fully committed to helping these countries deal with the effects of climate change.”

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