July 22, 2018

Joint declaration by the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the EU on climate change

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We, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Guided by the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement; In pursuit of the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris […]

ILAND resilience get creative with climate change & sustainable land management

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OECS Communication Friday, May 4, 2018 — The OECS/GCCA ILAND Resilience Project is launching a major Climate Change and Sustainable Land Management awareness initiative in the form of whiteboard animations. Climate Change is one of the most topical issues globally and it is a major concern for Small Island Developing States like the OECS Region. […]

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for renewables

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By Masaō Ashtine From Renewable Energy World Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of Puerto Rico’s energy systems has put […]

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 […]