Jamaica Gets Help In Climate Change Mitigation

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Japan Government has earmarked approximately US$1.8 million ($220 million) through the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), to provide assistance to Jamaica in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Approximately $73 million of that sum will be provided to support on-the-ground work to help communities’ efforts to cope with the effects of […]


World Bank Group To Deepen Engagement With Guyana

WASHINGTON – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors has discussed a new country engagement note for Guyana for the next two years to strengthen climate resilience, improve education quality and lay the ground for private sector development. “We must ensure that we make the very best choices possible to take advantage of our […]


IDB, CDB, CARICOM and the US Department of Energy sign MOU to Support Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Caribbean

Partnership will aid cleaner, cheaper, and more secure sources of energy for the Caribbean Region President Luis Alberto Moreno of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), President Warren Smith of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Secretary Ernest Moniz of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and Secretary General Irwin LaRocque of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) […]


CCIC Leading Region’s Response to Changing Climate

March 15, 2016       SINCE its inception in 2014, the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) programme has been leading the way in developing a regionally integrated approach to solving the Caribbean’s climate, energy, and resource challenges. The CCIC programme aims to assist Caribbean island states to adapt to and mitigate the impact of […]

Junkyard Of Domestic Garbage In Landfill

Trinidad Generating Most Garbage in The World Per Capita

March 10, 2016         PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean countries are among the biggest generators of trash in the world, per capita, and Trinidad and Tobago has the unenviable distinction of being at the top of that list. World Bank statistics show that the twin-island nation generates 14.4 kilogrammes of municipal […]


Caribbean Countries Announce New Measures to Tackle Drought

March 9, 2016       BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Two Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries facing drought situations yesterday announced separate measures to deal with the situation. The St Lucia Government said, in collaboration with the Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO), it has formulated a comprehensive drought plan for the island that has been […]


Guyana Establishes New Task Force To Tackle Drought

March 9, 2016       GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana government on Wednesday announced the formation of a Ministerial Task Force that will create an action plan focusing on the immediate relief for communities affected by the prolong drought here. President David Granger met with various stakeholders and said that the task force […]

Water Source Exhaustion, Drought Land, Water Security

Several Caribbean Countries Under Drought Watches or Warnings

February 15, 2016       BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A number of Caribbean countries have been placed under immediate drought warnings or watches, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The Barbados-based agency said that last year was the driest on record for the Eastern Caribbean and some other areas and that the […]


CEDMA Places Several Caribbean Countries On Drought Warnings

February 13, 2016       BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says several regional countries have been placed under immediate drought watch or warning for 2016. “The drought situation remains a major concern for many countries due to the below-normal rainfall recorded during the previous dry and wet […]

Stakes High for Caribbean at Climate Change Conference

November 30, 2015         GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – As the highly anticipated climate change conference begins today in Paris, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) lead head on climate change and sustainable development is issuing a grave warning. St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says that “unless we can get the countries that are […]