UWI Seismic Centre says several countries not paying over contributions
The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says the non-payment of contributions from several Caribbean governments is hampering its ability to effectively carry out its function.
For example, the SRC says it received reports of earthquakes being felt in Dominica earlier this week but was unable to provide timely information on these events due to limitations.
The SRC said that it conducts its routine functions through financial contributions from nine countries in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean.
However, it says in the past decade only three of these countries have made regular contributions with the others amassing considerable debt to The UWI spanning several years.