September 17, 2019

OECS celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

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By Natasha Augustin Friday, May 24, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Saint Lucia’s Ministries of Sustainable Development, Education, Fisheries and Forestry, and with the support of other partners and sponsors, celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2019 under the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” […]

Statement by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. The Hon. Timothy Harris Thursday, December 06, 2018

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My Fellow Citizens and residents, I am pleased to address you today on some important matters of state, which I am sure will affect you positively. And as we draw closer to the yuletide season celebrations during which we experience so much joy and excitement, I bring you only good news. As we approach Budget […]

ECLAC publishes disaster assessment exercise guide

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(8 November 2018) ECLAC has been a pioneer in the field of disaster assessment and in the development and dissemination of the Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology. Following several devastating hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters over the last few years in Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC has carried out several successful DaLA […]

Caribbean students to benefit from OAS initiative

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Students from five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will benefit from a new initiative aimed at promoting digital education in the Caribbean. The Organisation of American States (OAS) said it has signed an agreement with the Spanish-based ProFuturo Foundation, which has one of the largest digital education programmes […]

Exhibition Invitation: “Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change”

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From OECS Thursday, October 4, 2018 — A ground-breaking exhibition to raise public awareness of the impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States is being held at the Saint Lucia Harbour Club from the 8th – 12th October. Under the theme: “Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change” the interactive exhibition is […]

Capitalism’s greed fomenting terrorism, hurting sustainable development, asserts Cuban president

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — The consequences of capitalism, imperialism and neo-liberalism are not only manifesting in fascism and conflicts around the globe, they are also diverting much needed resources which could have helped implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or address climate change impacts, the Cuban president told world leaders […]

Cayman Islands: Corruption: A Human Rights Impact Assessment

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Article by Angela Barkhouse, KRYS Global From Mondaq Co-authored by Hugo Hoyland, Kroll and Marc Limon, Universal Rights Group Corruption, especially grand corruption, has enormous implications, both direct and indirect, for the enjoyment of human rights. Corruption undermines – perhaps even violates – a wide array of economic, social and cultural rights, including the right […]

Stakeholders input into development of new climate change and environmental management legislation to build resilience in Saint Lucia

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Port of Spain, July 24, 2018 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and Department of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development in Saint Lucia engaged government, civil society and private sector stakeholders to input into a national workshop to enhance Saint Lucia’s environmental legislation from June 26-27, 2018. The […]

Latin America and Caribbean must ‘radically transform’ food habits to combat obesity – UN agency

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From UN News A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday. “Eradicating hunger must not be our only concern […] in a region where 7 percent of children […]

How can the Caribbean and other island regions improve the resilience of their energy systems?

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Later this month Solar Head of State will be hosting an expert panel to discuss strategies for creating a more sustainable future for the region, with lessons that will be applicable worldwide. Our guests are:  ★Daniel Kammen – Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley & former climate Science Envoy for the […]