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Water crisis, a growing problem in the Caribbean islands

Washington, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean islands are going through a water crisis due to changing rainfall patterns and droughts, rapid urbanization, water-intensive tourism and weak governance of the water infrastructure.

Trinidad and Tobago is experiencing the worst drought in its recent history and residents are affected by water restrictions until at least late June, with fines for anyone who violates the rules, The Conversation website reported.

Dominica, famous for its tropical mountain forests, is also experiencing a significant decline in freshwater resources and increasingly frequent water shortages.

In Grenada, known as the island of spices, drought is affecting water systems throughout its territory.

Jamaica also faces water restrictions and has had to resort to water cuts in recent years, limiting availability to a few hours per day in some areas.

St. Vincent and St. Kitts had to resort to rationing and Barbados has experienced several water bans in recent years.

Recent data show that the Caribbean is one of the regions of the world with the worst water shortages.