November 17, 2019

Assessing vulnerability to climate change in Montserrat’s fisheries sector

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By Terrence Phillips Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — Over the next seven days, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Housing, Lands and Environment (MATHLE) will be working with stakeholders from the public sector, civil society, including fisherfolk and their organisations, and the private sector […]

Caribbean states launch system to fight fake drugs

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From FACE2FACE Africa Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states are putting the health needs of their people first following the launch of a system for reporting substandard, falsified medicines in the region. VigiCarib, which was launched by the Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) is a voluntary regional system which would ensure that medicines produced are safe, effective and […]

Caribbean British Overseas Territories will discuss hurricane relief with UK

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands –The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin returned from Miami over the weekend after chairing a special meeting of elected Heads of Government from Caribbean British Overseas Territories.  Hon. Tara Rivers who has Ministerial responsibility for Hazard Management Cayman Islands also attended. Other Heads of Government  in attendance included Chief Minister of Anguilla, […]

After the storm: How responsible tourism can help Caribbean hurricane recovery efforts

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By Emma Higgins From Zegrahm Virtually every explorer dreams of traveling to the Caribbean at least once in their lifetime. The region’s vibrant cultures, endless beaches, delicious cuisine, and vast array of wildlife all contribute to its intoxicating allure, which is experienced by as many as 25 million travelers(link sends e-mail) per year. However, times […]

Enhancing implementation for conservation and environmental management in Montserrat

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Brades, June 21, 2017 – The Department of Environment (DOE) has invited stakeholders in Montserrat to participate in a national dialogue to enhance implementation of the Conservation and Environmental Management Act (CEMA). The stakeholders will work together over the next year to develop regulations and specific priorities and activities for an action plan and implementation […]

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues

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A report by Kate Ravilious for London’s Guardian. From Repeating Islands By following the flow of seawater deep into the earth’s crust, researchers hope to understand the region’s instability Geologically speaking the Caribbean is a lively place. Recent reminders include the 1995 volcanic eruption on Montserrat, and the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that struckHaiti in January […]

St Kitts-Nevis passes legislation to bring relief to BAICO policyholders

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — The BAICO (Plan of Arrangement) Bill, 2016, passed into law at the sitting of the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly on Tuesday, will “provide the legal framework to implement a plan of arrangement to resolve the long outstanding matter of payments to the policyholders of the failed British American […]

PAHO and UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean

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From Turks & Caicos Sun Ministers of Health from the U.K. Overseas Territories (UKOTs) in the Caribbean ended a two-day meeting at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) last week by agreeing on new priorities for technical cooperation to improve the health of their populations. The top health authorities from Anguilla, Bermuda, the British […]

Destination of the week

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Why Montserrat is this year’s hottest Caribbean cruise destination By Elissa Garay After years of limited access due to volcanic activity, the island paradise of Montserrat is now accessible to cruisers. If you love everything about the concept of a Caribbean cruise—except the hordes of people packed into the ports—we’ve got the island destination for […]

Caribbean island’s last two rare frogs are reunited

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By Jessica Aldred From The Guardian UK Male and female mountain chicken frogs that were sole survivors of deadly disease are hoped to begin breeding on Montserrat for the first time since 2009 The last two remaining wild mountain chicken frogs living on Montserrat have been reunited, and are hoped to begin breeding on the […]