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Amid expansion, Caribbean laborers honored for paving the Panama Canal

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…

Caribbean workers played vital role in the construction of Panama Canal

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…

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

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…

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Kingston Jamaica designated a creative Music City

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….

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Plan won’t save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists

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…

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Another story about our dying reefs and another warning – take heed

From DW ‘If we don’t change now we will lose the reefs’ A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at…

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Tsunami Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) training in the Caribbean

The International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC), in collaboration with the CaribbeanBG Elton Lewis, Director Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency [right] receiving his certificate of completion from Ms. Alison Brome (Interim CTIC Director) Tsunami Information Center (CTIC) and the Caribbean…

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Tsunami conspiracy theories in the Caribbean

By Martín De Ambrosio From SciDevNet [ST THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS] As soon as I arrived at last week’s meeting on tsunami science here in the Caribbean, I encountered two delegates who shared a worrying rumour with me: “Somebody knows something…