Bahamas

The Bahamas Could Vanish if Urgent Action is not Taken to Reverse Climate Change

December 2, 2015           PARIS, France, CNS – The postcards portray sand, sea and sun. The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, comprising 700 islands and cays that range from uninhabited to resort-packed. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to the sprawling Atlantis resort, are among […]

As COP21 Opens, UN Secretary General Tells World Leaders Paris Must Mark a Decisive Turning Point

November 30, 2015           PARIS, France, CNS – The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) opened here Monday with an unprecedented 150 world leaders present. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called on the Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of States to deliver a universal, meaningful and robust agreement. “You are […]

S&P: Climate Change can Impact Credit Risk of C’bean Countries

November 30, 2015           PARIS, France (CMC) — A major international credit rating agency says Caribbean and Southeast Asian countries are mostly at risk of climate change affecting their credit ratings. “Our simulations indicate that climate change-related natural hazards can harm sovereign ratings,” said Marko Mrsnik, a credit analyst with the […]

Climate Change Puts Heat On Asia, Caribbean Ratings: S&P

Paris, France (AFP) – Climate change will put current credit ratings on sovereign debt at risk, especially in southeast Asia and the Caribbean, as the likelihood of natural disasters rises along with temperatures, rating agency Standard and Poor’s said on Thursday. “Our simulations indicate that climate change-related natural hazards can harm sovereign ratings,” Standard and […]

Belgian Ambassador To Caricom Says ‘No Plan B For Climate Change’

October 8, 2015         GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Climate change and sustainable development “are vital issues for the planet” according to Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin. “There is no plan B for climate change,” the ambassador said in his remarks as he presented his credentials as his country’s ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) […]

No Plan B for Climate Change

October 7, 2015       GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Climate change and sustainable development “are vital issues for the planet” according to Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin. “There is no plan B for climate change,” the Ambassador said in his remarks as he presented his credentials as his country’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on […]

Jamaica Deeply Concerned About Climate Change Challenges

October 3, 2015       Jamaica has expressed deep concern about the challenge posed by Climate Change, saying it is an “existential one” for the populations of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Foreign Affairs Minister Arnold Nicholson told the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Debate that the lives and livelihoods “too […]

Hurricane Joaquin Batters Bahamas; Ship Missing In Storm

October 3, 2015       ELEUTHERA, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Joaquin destroyed houses, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the Bahamas yesterday, while the US Coast Guard said it was searching for a cargo ship with 33 people aboard that went missing during the Category 4 storm. […]

Caribbean Braces for Worsening Drought as Dry Season Nears

September 27, 2015       The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs. Forecasters say El Nino phenomenon is gathering strength and will continue to warm the tropical Pacific until early next year, which translates into sparse […]

C’bean Braces For Worsening Drought As Dry Season Nears

September 23, 2015       SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs. Forecasters say El Nino phenomenon is gathering strength and will continue to warm the tropical Pacific until early […]