Grenada

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 […]

Caribbean Leaders Want Special Recognition in New Climate Change Agreement

December 1, 2015           PARIS, France, CNS – Caribbean leaders have told their counterparts from all around the world who are gathered here for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), that their unique characteristics and special circumstances must be fully recognised and included as a cornerstone of a new agreement […]

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 […]

Sea Level Rise: What Does it Mean for Antigua and Barbuda

November 25, 2015         ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CNS – Climate change will have many devastating effects related to changes in weather patterns, but the greatest damage will be caused by rising sea level. Antigua and Barbuda is poised to suffer from this with critical infrastructure below sea level. Sea level rises as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Port – of – Spain, Trinidad – “If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.”  ―  Marie Lu It has been said time and again that climate change is not just about the melting polar caps. Although it is a central aspect of […]

Orange Alert – elevated activity at ‘Kick ’em Jenny’ in Grenada

July 23, 2015     An increase in seismic activities at the submarine volcano Kick ‘em Jenny on Thursday morning, has prompted the National Emergency Council to meet with a team from the University of the West Indies (UWI) seismic unit in Trinidad and Tobago. We were informed through the official channel about the increase […]