October 19, 2019

First National Consultation for the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network Project

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in collaboration with the Department of Marine Resources will hosted the first Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network (ECMMAN) Project national consultation in St. Kitts and Nevis on Thu January 16, 2014. The meeting was the first step in determining how best to utilize project funds for improved marine resources and […]

Secretary-General conveys Commonwealth support to storm-wracked Eastern Caribbean

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By S Coward Jan. 12, 2014 – Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has written to the Prime Ministers of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Saint Lucia following the tragic loss of life and devastation wrought by the recent storm in the Eastern Caribbean. Mr Sharma, who made contact with the respective Heads of Government shortly […]

Barbados government to approve new CLICO plan soon – Sinckler

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From Caribbean360 Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Chris Sinckler said that many of the cabinet papers have been completed and submitted regarding the approval of the formal and final restructuring plan for CLICO. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday January 8, 2014, CMC – The Barbados government says it will shortly approve a new plan for the restructuring […]

European Commission donates $409,000 to Eastern Caribbean

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From Caribbean Journal The European Commission has donated around $409,000 to Eastern Caribbean countries impacted by the Christmas trough system. The funding, announced by the European Commission’s Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, aims to “bring immediate relief to the population most affected by floods,” according to a statement. “Damage in the Eastern Caribbean […]

Red Cross asks for assistance for the Eastern Caribbean Islands

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From San Pedro Sun The Belize Red Cross today announces the launching of an appeal for financial donations only to assist victims of disasters that affected the Eastern Caribbean Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and St. Lucia. This appeal is being launched in solidarity with the University of the West Indies Open […]

Eastern Caribbean Flood Disaster Relief

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The call is still out for relief supplies needed in rain and flood-damaged St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and St. Lucia. “We are appealing to CACCI members from the corporate and small business communities to join in the recovery efforts and help to bring rapid relief and badly needed essential items to the Caribbean […]

CHASING CARIBBEAN FRUITS

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Dave Martins   A Guyanese friend of mine, Alex Neptune, recently sent me a photo of the Caribbean fruits and vegetables he grows in his backyard in New York; he remarked on the number of fruits we have in the region, and that we appear to have lost some.  Actually most of the fruits I […]