May 21, 2018

Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan launched

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Monday, May 14, 2018 — Tuesday 8th May saw the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan. The Plan is the final output of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Project which was funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and executed by Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd. and Climate Analytics […]

Caribbean Development Roundtable brings together ministers to discuss economic growth and climate resilience

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Climate resilience through green investment, the impact of de-risking and the promotion of sustainable economic growth were the center of focus at the fifth Caribbean Development Roundtable (CDR). Decision makers, senior policy makers and ministers addressed these pivotal topics over the course of a fruitful day of discussions, which took place on 26 April 2018 […]

Saint Lucia among three Caribbean Islands rattled by quake

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From St. Lucia Times At least three Caribbean Islands, including Saint Lucia,  were rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 late on Friday night, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported. CMC quoted the centre as saying that there […]

UNFCCC outlines lessons learnt on NAPs, Caribbean Island States launch NAPs

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By Elena Kosolapova, Ph.D From IISD STORY HIGHLIGHTS The UNFCCC report compiles information on, among others, progress, lessons learned, gaps and needs, as well as financial and technical support received by developing countries and provided by developed countries, in the process to formulate and implement NAPs as at 9 February 2018. In relation to gaps […]

How can a toolkit increase resilience to natural disasters in the Caribbean?

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By JONATHAN ESSEX From iMC With funding from the Caribbean Development Bank, IMC is developing guidelines to help the 19 Caribbean countries to incorporate climate change adaptation into road network planning, construction, budgeting and decision-making strategies. As hurricanes Irma and Maria have recently shown, the Caribbean is more and more vulnerable to natural hazards, which […]

Saint Lucia, Eastern Caribbean urged to repeal ‘buggery’ laws

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From St Lucia Times Saint Lucia and the rest of the Eastern Caribbean have been urged by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to repeal colonial buggery laws. ‘The laws have broad latitude, are vaguely worded, and serve to legitimise discrimination and hostility towards LGBT people in the Eastern Caribbean,’ the organisation has said. According to HRW, […]

Hugo Chavez commemorated across South America, Caribbean on 5th anniversary of his passing

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By Earl Bousquet From TeleSUR While the Venezuelan government and people held a series of events in the country honoring the late leader, events were taking place across the region. The 5th anniversary of the death of legendary Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was marked in Venezuela and across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on […]

Caribbean heritage from the simplicity of clay

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From Jamaica Gleaner I first met Patricia “Tricia” Fay on one of her trips to Jamaica. She was travelling with a potter from Saint Lucia, where Fay had lived for two years. Fay, a professional potter in Massachusetts, in 1993, she had a graduate degree in ceramics, her own studio, and an established business “making high-end […]

Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies – official

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By Gabriel Stargardter From Reuters MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela’s oil-based influence in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Cuban diplomats will visit Mexico in March to discuss the regional impact of the […]

Marketing Wellness: The Caribbean’s Spa and Wellness sector is a potential goldmine

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By CATHERINE MORRIS From St Lucia Star A growing number of tourists are coming to Saint Lucia and other Caribbean nations for more than just the sunshine. They’re travelling to the islands to pamper themselves, recuperate, manage their stress levels or simply take a week-long detox. These visitors form part of a growing and potentially […]