Events

5Cs Leads Four Country Risk Management Talks, Round Two

A team from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs), along with representatives from the UK based consulting group Acclimatise, are leading a series of high-level workshops in Suriname, Barbados, Jamaica and Belize from February 11 to 20. The team, which is now in Suriname for the first event, is conducting the second set of […]

Recording & Slideshow of our ‘Caribbean Climate Risk Management Webinar’

THE CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FRAMEWORK Recording and Slideshow for the ‘Caribbean Climate Risk Management Webinar’ Presenters: Tyrone Hall, Communications Specialist at the 5Cs; John Firth, CEO of Acclimatise, and Olivia Palin, Programme Leader, Sustainable Ecosystems at Acclimatise Learn more about this project by perusing these associated posts: 5Cs to host ‘Caribbean Climate Risk Management Webinar’ The Caribbean Climate […]

Climate Change Mitigation Programmes Reaping Success – Buchanan

By Chris Patterson  Photo by: JIS PhotographerMinister of State for Agriculture, Labour and Social Security. Hon Luther Buchanan (right), converses with Mission Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Denise Herbol, during a graduation ceremony at the Girl Guides Association headquarters in Kingston, today (February 5). During the ceremony, 186 persons graduated from the Jamaica […]

Fallon on Climate Security

Posted By Philip Rossetti Three U.S. ships in port as Hurricane Irene passes.   In the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy, ASP board member Admiral William “Fox” Fallon, United States Navy (Ret.) emphasized how climate change poses threats to our national security. When asked by Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut, “to […]

New Development Order for Negril/Green Island

By Marlon Tingling  Photo by: JIS PhotographerMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill addresses a public consultation with stakeholders held at the Negril Community Centre on Friday January 30. The Minister announced that he will shortly be signing a new development order for the Negril/Green Island area which will allow for the […]

Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

Energy security is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time. With an average cost of electricity four times higher than in rich nations such as the United States, high energy costs are not only a daily hardship for Caribbean people, but also one of the key […]

St.Lucia Hosts Two Critical Climate Change Conferences

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology in St Lucia, the OECS Commission and the High Level Support Mechanism are hosting two important meetings on Climate Change this week at the Bay Gardens Hotel in Rodney Bay. The first meeting, which concluded yesterday, brought together senior climate change negotiators from across the Caribbean over […]

US$90-m boost

BY ARLENE MARTIN-WILKINS Associate editor — news martina@jamaicaobserver.com    PAULWELL… House still has work to complete agenda  WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The 34-megawatt (MW) greenfield wind farm being built by US-owned BMR Energy in St Elizabeth is to receive a US$90-million capital injection by way of a loan through a tripartite arrangement among the Overseas […]

Trinidad PM proposes new fund to address Caribbean energy security

  Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (back row right) stands with other Caribbean representatives, alongside Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden (middle row left), during the Caribbean Energy Security Summit, at the State Department in Washington DC on Monday morning   WASHINGTON, USA — Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla […]

IFC, OPIC, Canada Provide $62.7 Million for Jamaica’s Largest Private Sector Wind Farm

KINGSTON, Jamaica–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, with the support of the Government of Canada and along with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution) will help BMR Jamaica Wind Ltd. build, operate and maintain a 36.3 MW capacity wind farm about 90 km west of Kingston. […]