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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 […]

Guyana Journalist Among Five UNDP Contest Winners for COP 21 in Paris

October 29, 2015         GENEVA – Five young journalists have been selected to join the upcoming climate change conference(COP21) in Paris in December. The journalists, winners of a ‘Voices2Paris’ storytelling contest run by UNDP and Oxfam, will help cover the conference and the critical issue of tackling climate change. The contest winners […]

Belgian Ambassador To Caricom Says ‘No Plan B For Climate Change’

October 8, 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) […]

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 […]

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 […]