November 18, 2019

Healthy sleep for children: Everything you need to know

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From Bed Rating A growing body of scientific literature is highlighting the negative effects of inadequate sleep. A survey carried out in Japan concluded that “shortened nocturnal sleep is a growing social phenomenon in industrialized countries.”Another study published in the Sleep Journal states: “It is widely recognized that sleep is important for children’s health and well-being and that […]

Two OECS climate change activists raise awareness in the international arena

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Friday, July 19, 2019 — Two young environmental activists from the OECS have recently participated in the 3rd edition of the Peace Boat’s Ocean & Climate Youth Ambassador Programme. Saint Lucian Jevanic Henry and Montserratian Ashneil Jeffers have seized this opportunity to draw the attention of the international community to the urgent necessity to accelerate climate […]

Gadget of the week

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Sleepace has a sleep tracker for newborn babies By Daniel Cooper From engadget The mat will analyze breathing and motion, sounding an alarm if it detects neither for 20 seconds. In the mind of any parent is the nagging worry about conditions like SIDS, but you can’t be watching your rugrat 24/7. That’s why there’s been […]

Small island developing states will not achieve the 2030 Agenda

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Small Island Developing States Will Not Achieve the 2030 Agenda if They Do Not Obtain Financing and International Support for Effective Adaptation to Climate Change ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, spoke today at a special session organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in New York. (November 13, 2018) The Executive Secretary […]

IPCC Releases 1.5 Report with dire warning for the Caribbean and the World

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CARICOM Climate Change Centre Monday, October 15, 2018 — Belmopan, Belize; October 10, 2018 – The highly anticipated 1.5 degrees’ report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been released, and the news is dire. But while Scientists ‘sound the alarm about complacency’, they’ve given hope that it is still possible to keep […]

Jamaican Prime Minister reveals personal ambition for 50% renewables by 2030 while installing solar PV on his public offices

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Caribbean Island Nation Joins Solar Head of State Coalition to Install Solar Panels on the Office of the Prime Minister in Effort to Combat Climate Change October 16, 2018 – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness today revealed his ambitions for the country to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030, up from the official policy of […]

SVG PM deplores violation of the principle of non-intervention

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Stating that the principles of non-intervention and non-interference are of particular importance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves has deplored, in no uncertain terms, “every violation of the principle of non-intervention.” In addressing the 73rd Session of […]

OECS partners with IRENA on two key initiatives

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Monday, July 23, 2018 — The OECS Commission is pleased to partner with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on two key initiatives, the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) and the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative (LHI) understanding the importance of partnerships in addressing the specific challenges facing Small Islands Developing States in their transformation to clean energy. […]

Antigua and Barbuda PM reproaches developed countries over financing

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne electrified a gathering of representatives of international agencies and governments in Washington DC on Saturday by reproaching developed states for undermining the development of small states by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations. The prime minister was speaking at a Small […]

Antigua and Barbuda PM reproaches developed countries over financing

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne electrified a gathering of representatives of international agencies and governments in Washington DC on Saturday by reproaching developed states for undermining the development of small states by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations. The prime minister was speaking at a Small […]