July 3, 2022

Rio de Janeiro Olympics organizers still struggling with unpaid bills

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By Maureen Foody From Wn Four months after the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, the organizers are still having problems paying off their bills including the $3.7 million owe to the International Paralympic Committee, according to CBS News. IPS spokesman said that the money is owed for travel grants […]

As Jamaica’s prime forests decline, row erupts over protection

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By Zadie Neufville CARIBBEAN360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday June 5, 2015, IPS – For Jamaica, planting more trees as a way to build resilience is one of the highest priorities of the government’s climate change action plan. So when Cockpit Country residents woke up to bulldozers in the protected area, they rallied to get answers from […]

Big soda challenged on World Diabetes Day

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By Lyndal Rowlands From Caribbean360 NEW YORK, United States, Thursday November 13, 2014. IPS – Corporations marketing unhealthy foods to poorer consumers are being challenged for their role in the growing global burden of diseases like diabetes. Over 340 million people are living with diabetes, and the World Health Organization predicts the number of people […]

Antigua faces climate risks with ambitious renewables target

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 HODGES BAY, Antigua, Monday October 6, 2014, IPS – Ruth Spencer is a pioneer in the field of solar energy. She promotes renewable technologies to communities throughout her homeland of Antigua and Barbuda, playing a small but important part in helping the country achieve its goal of a 20-percent reduction […]

For Guyana, energy plus efficiency equals common sense development

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 GEORGETOWN, Guyana,  IPS – Guyana is shaping up to set a gold standard for the Caribbean in implementing a national energy efficiency strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.”Energy efficiency is the main method of fighting climate change and its impact [is global] since unclean energy is the […]

Climate change an “Existential Threat” for the Caribbean

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By Desmond Brown From Inter Press Service KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sep 22 2014 (IPS) – When it comes to climate change, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves doesn’t mince words: he will tell you that it is a matter of life and death for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). “The threat is not abstract, it is not […]

Shifting rainy season wreaks havoc on Barbuda’s crops

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From Caribbean360 Highlands, Barbuda, IPS – Water rationing has become a way of life for the 1,800 residents of the tiny island of Barbuda, which has been experiencing prolonged dry periods, especially in the Highlands area near the main agricultural lands. Marine biologist John Mussington told IPS the problem is that the wet period has […]

Putting the littlest disaster victims on the Caribbean’s climate agenda

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday August 13, 2014, IPS – Children are often the forgotten ones when policy-makers map out strategies to deal with climate change, even as they are least capable of fending for themselves in times of trouble. According to David Popo, the programme officer with the Organisation of […]

Freedom of Information needed/IMF warns tax avoiders

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Scathing US critique highlights the need for Freedom of Information By Branville McCartney, DNA Leader The recently released US State Department Report on the Investment Climate in the Bahamas is yet another scathing indictment of this PLP administration’s failure to properly manage the country’s economy and the obvious abuses of power which have been allowed […]

Tiny Barbuda grapples with rising seas

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 CODRINGTON, Barbuda, Tuesday July 1, 2014, IPS – The 1,800 residents of the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda are learning to adapt as climate change proves to be a force to reckon with, disrupting not just the lives of the living but also the resting places of those who died […]