December 14, 2017

Sir Ronald Sanders: Worsening consequences of Climate Change

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By Sir Ronald Sanders (This commentary is excerpted from the writer’s presentation to the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 27th annual conference in Nassau, Bahamas on 30 November 30 on Political and Economic Challenges Confronting the Caribbean) The effects of Climate Change, particularly sea-level rise, is an overwhelming problem for the Caribbean that needs urgent attention.  Delay […]

Jamaica engages Caribbean on Climate Change and World heritage

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ByKimberly Ramkhalawan From Magnetic Media Jamaica, May 30th 2017: Jamaica is currently playing host nation to the region’s first symposium on Climate Change and World Heritage. This year’s theme, “Rallying for the protection of Culture and Heritage in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) under a sustainable 21st Century climate change agenda”. The aim, to bring […]

The future of work in the Caribbean – Shaping the future we want

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Kingston (ILO News) Around 150 representatives from governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, academia and civil society organizations from all over the region, participated today in a broad discussion focused on what the future of work would look like in the Caribbean and how we want to shape it. In opening of the Caribbean Future of […]

Cayman Islands national energy policy consult begins

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In 20 years 70 percent of electricity generated in the Cayman Islands could come from renewable sources states a new draft energy policy on which Government is seeking public feedback. The Planning Ministry today (Tuesday 7 February 2017) launched a two week consultation period on the document, which is available from the publications section of […]

Climate Change and Common Sense

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By Ewin James I’m not a scientist, I’m not a brilliant man and only moderately intelligent— but of this I’m absolutely certain: the Climate Change alarm is a hoax. A whole pile of rubbish . I say so because of common sense. We are told that if we continue living as we are using fossil […]

CRFM and fisheries powerhouse, Norway, launch fact-finding mission

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Belize City, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The project would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management. Dr. Åge Høines, Senior […]

Farewell to Ban Ki-moon

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By Tony best From Nation News NOT LONG AFTER he became the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon headed to Barbados with his family. About seven years later, he was back in the country, attending the Caricom heads of government conference where crucial economic and social issues affecting the region were being considered. Ban’s immediate predecessor […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: In a crowded field for Trump’s attention, the Caribbean must get into the game

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By Sir Ronald Sanders In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States of America, there is genuine concern about what his Presidency will mean for the Caribbean.  So far, there have been expressions of both optimism and pessimism emanating from the region.   Government officials have been guarded in their comments, […]

Water crises – here’s why

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Water crises are the biggest risk facing mankind — here’s why By Gus Lubin From Business Insider Water crises are the biggest risk in the next 10 years, according to a World Economic Forum survey of experts released in January. When you look at the big picture, it’s not surprising. In short, we don’t have […]

CANARI Policy Briefs on climate change adaptation in Trinidad and Tobago and Saint Lucia

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In December 2015, world leaders, members of civil society and other key stakeholders gathered at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), in Paris, France. Negotiations resulted in a globally-binding agreement to combat climate change, which included a reference to CARICOM’s position to maintain a cap […]