October 22, 2019

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 […]

Jamaica calls for larger Caribbean strategy on climate change

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From telesur Jamaica has already been affected by severe drought this year due to climate change, causing major losses in its agricultural sector and affecting over 20,000 small farmers. Jamaica’s minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill, is urging Caribbean leaders to develop a joint strategy on climate change issues, saying the […]

“Right is might”- the reality and the dream

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday September 26, 2014 – Activities at the United Nations in New York this week may have looked like a celebration of internationalism and a recognition that territorial wars, terrorism, religious intolerance, climate change, ethnic violence and disease have been recognised as threats to all mankind, demanding […]

Sea level rise and its impact on the Cayman Islands

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This report uses the latest geospatial data and satellite telemetry to formulate various sea-level rise scenarios given current climate change predictions. Specifically, the report reveals what the real loss in terms of land area would be at various instances of sea-level rise. It accomplishes this objective with the aid of several up-to-date maps that have […]