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Caribbean Artists Raise Their Voices to Educate Citizens about Climate Change

August 10, 2015     CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Monday August 10, 2015, IPS – Award-winning St. Lucian poet and playwright Kendel Hippolyte thinks that Caribbean nationals should view the Earth as their mother. “For me, the whole thing is so basic: the earth that we are living on and in is our mother and there […]


DEM Calls For Better Disaster Preparedness

  In the wake of the series of earthquakes that shook the island today, a senior disaster management official has called for a higher level of awareness and better preparedness. During a hastily called press conference just after noon, Acting Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds, told members of the media […]


UG Environmental Management Programme Receives Important Books from Aurora Gold Project, GSJV

THE Aurora Gold Project and the Grana y Montero and Sedgman Joint Venture (GSJV) have donated books to the University of Guyana’s Environmental Management Programme. Speaking at the brief handing over ceremony held at the Learning Resource Centre located within the University of Guyana compound, Dr Allyson Stoll expressed sincere gratitude to the companies for […]


Clean-up Exercises Continuing Unabated

By Knews In observance of World Environment Day, last Friday, the Environmental Health Department of Region One in collaboration with the Regional Administration, Ranks from the Guyana Defence Force, Sergeant  of the Mabaruma Police Station, residents and business persons of Kumaka-Mabaruma, Kumaka-Moruca and Port Kaituma Sub Region conducted a massive clean-up exercise. On behalf of […]

Caribbean Youth Ready to Lead on Climate Issues

MEMBERS OF THE CARIBBEAN YOUTH ENVIRONMENT NETWORK (CEYN) CLEAN DEBRIS FROM A RIVER IN TRINIDAD. CREDIT: DESMOND BROWN/IPS   At 24 years old, Stefan Knights has never been on the side of those who are sceptical about the reality and severity of climate change. A Guyana native who moved to Trinidad in September 2013 to […]

Major Caribbean Energy Project Closer to Launching Construction

  Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff A massive hydropower energy project is closer to becoming a reality, President Donald Ramotar said. The Amaila Falls Hydro Power project is set to “achieve financial close and commence construction” with months, Ramotar said this week. “The time for realizing this dream is […]

“A Partnership Success Story” – 5Cs hosts side event at COP 20 (video)

The Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean are minute contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, but are among the most vulnerable countries in the world to Climate Change. We are already experiencing its impacts. More frequent extreme weather events, such as the 2013 rain event in the Eastern Caribbean; the extreme droughts being experienced […]

Minister Pickersgill Hails Caribbean Meteorological Organization

By Chris Patterson  Photo by: JIS PhotographerMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill (left), greets Director of the Sustainable Development Unit, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Garfield Barnwell, just before the start of the 54th Minister’s meeting of the Caribbean Meteorological Council, this morning (November 24), at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. Others […]

Grenada to host renewable energy workshop

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A renewable energy workshop sponsored by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) will be held in Grenada on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Representatives from both public and private sectors have been invited to participate and contribute valuable insights on issues surrounding renewable energy deployment in Grenada. The workshop is an outcome […]

Guyana government issues disease warning following torrential rains and flooding

CMC – The Guyana government Friday warned nationals to be wary of various diseases as a result of the floods caused by increased rainfall over the past 48 hours. Several areas, particularly the capital and areas along the coastal belt, have been under water as a result of the record rainfall. The Guyana Information Agency (GINA) […]