October 20, 2019

Caribbean losing momentum on climate change and concerted action is needed

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BY ALISON KENTISH From Caribbean Life CASTRIES, March 18, 2019 (IPS) — In 2015, the Caribbean was “the region that could” on the climate change scene. Countries rallied under the ‘1.5 to Stay Alive’ banner, in the face of an existential threat. The now former Sustainable Development Minister of Saint Lucia Dr. James Fletcher emerged […]

The Editor speaks: New Year’s Messages

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Much of the space taken up in the current full edition of iNews Cayman is all the New Year’s Messages. Everyone is positive and one, from our Speaker, Hon. McKeeva Bush, touts the building of 50 storey sky scrapers – even if only one is granted, he says. I can only wonder where that idea […]

Grenada to Launch USD42m Water Resiliency Project

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By Jewel Fraser From Inter Press Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 26 2018 (IPS) – Water-scarce Grenadians will soon get some relief through a Green Climate Fund-approved project to be launched next year that will make Grenada’s water sector more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Currently, several households in the 134-square mile island of Grenada, […]

‘A turtle is worth more alive than dead’

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By Nalisha Adams From Inter Press Agency NAIROBI, Nov 26 2018 (IPS) – On the north-eastern shores of Trinidad and Tobago, on the shoreline of Matura, more than 10,000 leatherback turtles climb the beaches to nest each year. But there the local community is keenly area of one thing: ‘a turtle alive is worth more […]

The Caribbean Island of Mayreau could be split in two thanks to erosion

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By Kenton X. Chance From IPS KINGSTOWN, Nov 6 2018 (IPS) – As a child growing up in Mayreau four decades ago, Filius “Philman” Ollivierre remembers a 70-foot-wide span of land, with the sea on either side that made the rest of the 1.5-square mile island one with Mount Carbuit.  But now, after years of […]

Caribbean looks to protect its seafood from mercury

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By Jewel Fraser From IPS PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 5 2018 (IPS) – Four Caribbean countries have done an inventory of the major sources of mercury contamination in their islands, but a great deal of work still needs to be done to determine where and what impact this mercury is having on the region’s seafood chain. Trinidad […]

Caribbean nations pay steep price for climate change caused by others

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By Daniel Gutman BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) – Although their contribution to global warming is negligible, Caribbean nations are bearing the brunt of its impact. Climate phenomena are so devastating that countries are beginning to prepare not so much to adapt to the new reality, but to get their economies back on their […]

Dell unveils slim USB-C monitor with super-bright HDR

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By Jon Fingas from engadget The S2719DC also includes FreeSync for gamers. You can certainly find HDR monitors, but those that exist tend to barely meet the official DisplayHDR standards or are too large for most people. Dell may have hit the sweet spot, however. It’s introducing the Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin (S2719DC for short), […]

Young artists get passionate about renewable energy

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By Jewel Fraser From CARIBBEAN360 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday August 30, 2017 (IPS) – Conversations about renewable and sustainable energy don’t typically include artistic ideas on the subject. However, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has chosen to engage the region’s youth in the conversation by inviting them to create artistic works on sustainable energy for […]

Tobago gears up to fight sargassum invasion

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By Jewel Fraser IPS News From Caribbean News Service PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 25 2017 (IPS) – As Tobago’s tourism industry struggles to repel the sargassum invasions that have smothered its beaches with massive layers of seaweed as far as the eye can see – in some places half a metre thick – and […]