October 19, 2019

Region needs representation in UNESCO leadership – Grange

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says that Jamaica “intends to present a candidate for election to the executive board of UNESCO for the period 2017-2021.” The minister’s announcement was made during her address at the Consultative Meeting of the National Commissions for UNESCO in […]

Jamaica engages Caribbean on Climate Change and World heritage

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ByKimberly Ramkhalawan From Magnetic Media Jamaica, May 30th 2017: Jamaica is currently playing host nation to the region’s first symposium on Climate Change and World Heritage. This year’s theme, “Rallying for the protection of Culture and Heritage in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) under a sustainable 21st Century climate change agenda”. The aim, to bring […]

UN-backed projects in the Caribbean highlights connection between life on land and life below water

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From Antigua Observer UNITED NATIONS, May 27, CMC – The United Nations says it is supporting several projects in the Caribbean to underscore the connection between life on land and life below water. As the vital role of the world’s oceans in human well-being and development is being highlighted, the UN will host a global […]

Caribbean media urged to rethink role

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CMC, From Nation News Barbados PORT OF SPAIN – The Caribbean is observing World Press Freedom (WPF) Day on Wednesday amidst calls for the regional media industry to re-examine its place in the present environment and to invest more heavily in the skills to take it through to the next phases of media development. In […]

Dutch Caribbean Islands and Suriname meet to discuss mechanisms for international cooperation mechanisms under the 2003 Convention

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From UNESCO From 3 to 7 April 2017, representatives from Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten met in Kralendijk, Bonaire, to take part in a workshop entitled ‘Mechanisms for International Cooperation under the 2003 Convention.’ As part of UNESCO’s global capacity-building strategy for the implementation […]

Amid expansion, Caribbean laborers honored for paving the Panama Canal

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By Shanna Collins From Vibe West Indians are being honored for their important role in shaping Panamanian history, as the South American country readies for the expansion of the Panama Canal. During the construction of this historic waterway, beginning in the 19th century, the labor of Caribbean immigrants to the country was key in creating […]

Caribbean workers played vital role in the construction of Panama Canal

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From Guyana Chronicle – UNESCO The extraordinary history and heritage associated with the construction of the Panama Canal has been recorded since the 19th century, through a magnificent collection of stamps, archival records and photographs, which have been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register and are being shared with the world. Preparing […]

Water drives job creation and economic growth, says new UN report

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An estimated three out of four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water. This means that water shortages and problems of access to water and sanitation could limit economic growth and job creation in the coming decades, according to a UN report. The 2016 edition of the […]

Kingston Jamaica designated a creative Music City

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston Jamaica has been designated a creative Music City by UNESCO among 10 creative music cities that were designated this year. Jamaica’s State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment Hon. Damion Crawford has welcomed the news that the push to have Kingston designated a Creative […]

Plan won’t save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists

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From Business Insider Sydney (AFP) – Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country’s pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday. The draft plan, released for consultation last month, was supposed to allay concerns by the United Nations about the reef’s health after […]