Dominica Lost Almost All Its GDP Due To Climate Change, Says World Bank

December 3, 2015           ROSEAU, Dominica – Tropical Storm Erika wiped out 90 per cent of Dominica’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the rapid damage and impact assessment conducted by the island’s government in collaboration with the World Bank, United Nations, and other development partners with funding support from the […]

The Deadly Impact of Climate Change on the Caribbean

December 1, .2015         This week sees the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, France with US President Barack Obama taking centre stage in seeking an agreement among 150 world leaders to reduce carbon emissions and roll back the tide of climate warming. Today he meet with island […]

Dominica PM Says COP 21 Represents Last Roll of the Dice on Climate Change

November 18, 2015         ROSEAU, Dominica – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Wednesday that the United Nations Climate Change Conference, (COP 21) represents the last opportunity for the global community to reach a lasting and binding agreement on climate change and its effects on the developing countries. Skerrit, who was addressing the […]

Islands Compete to Protect the Ocean

St. Georges, Grenada – Marching up Depradine Street in Gouyave, children sing passed their neighbors’ front doors. Gouyave is a busy fishing town, where backdoors open right onto the sandy beach. Today, Gouyave has transformed into Hollywood. The cameras are rolling, as Mr. Killa, Grenada’s Soca superstar, films a music video. The video is Grenada’s […]

Dominica Shaken by Several Tremors

October 28, 2015       ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Wednesday urged Dominicans to remain calm after the island recorded a number of earthquakes in the Soufriere area, south east of here on Tuesday night. The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the Trinidad-based St Augustine campus of the University […]

Region’s Massive Debt due to Natural Disaster — UWI Chancellor

October 12, 2015         KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Sir George Alleyne says the region’s massive debt to international agencies is due to the effects of natural disasters. He was speaking at the seventh Annual UWI Open Campus Ceremony for the Presentation of Graduates. […]

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 […]

Grenada Joins Regional Call For Action On Climate Change

October 3, 2015       NEW YORK, USA — A framework for climate change “cannot wait,” Grenada’s foreign minister said on Friday, joining other leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean calling for urgent action in the United Nations General Assembly. “The impacts of climate change are already being felt the world over,” said […]

Carbon footprint in the food and beverage sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

The project looked to implement the carbon footprint indicator for seven products produced in five countries in Latin America: Colombia (gooseberry and stevia), Ecuador (palm oil and shrimp), Honduras (palm oil), Nicaragua (coffee and cacao) and Dominican Republic (cacao and bananas). More than 45 companies were used as case studies. The results provided the basis […]