For Guyana, energy plus efficiency equals common sense development

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday Aprril 1, 2014, IPS - Guyana is shaping up to set a gold standard for the Caribbean in implementing a national energy efficiency strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.”Energy efficiency is the main method of fighting climate change and its impact [is global] since unclean energy is the main contributor,” […]

GWI Launches ‘Operation Reconnect’

Guyana Water Incorporated Offers waivers to disconnected customers in Georgetown as service removal campaign continues.GEORGETOWN (GWI) — Guyana Water Incorporated, GWI, the nation’s supplier of water and sanitation services, has launched a new programme titled ‘Operation Reconnect’ to offer disconnected customers the opportunity to reconnect their service without penalty fees. According to Customer Services Manager, […]

Indoor mini-farms to beat climate change

Jewel Fraser PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday February 27, 2014 IPS - Industrial engineer Ancel Bhagwandeen thinks that growing your food indoors is a great way to protect crops from the stresses of climate change. So he developed a hydroponic system that “leverages the nanoclimates in houses so that the house effectively protects the produce the same way […]

The cost of climate change

Caribbean nations are extremely vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has calculated that the economic losses of climate change for Caribbean nations are US$7.5 billion yearly. “The Caribbean is a very vulnerable subregion that could suffer considerable and negative economic consequences by 2050 […]

Guyana wants Caricom to be more aggressive with climate change issues

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana says it intends to push Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries for more aggressive action to deal with the issue of climate change following recent adverse weather conditions in the region. President Donald Ramotar said that the recent floods in the Eastern Caribbean have resulted in millions of dollars in damage as […]

Germany assists CARICOM water and wastewater projects, marine protected areas

Prime Minister of St Lucia Kenny Anthony (L) and Ambassador Stefan Schlüter on the occasion of the launch of the Vieux Fort and Dennery Water Supply Redevelopment Project in St Lucia, part of the program “Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions” (CATS) CASTRIES, St Lucia — The German-funded Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) program is active in eight Caribbean […]

Energy Information, Management In Focus In Jamaica

CARICOM Secretariat TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) — Energy sector officials are meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, this week to chart the way forward in energy information gathering and dissemination, management and planning. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) are collaborating on the joint staging of the Regional Energy Information […]

Wastewater A Key Resource For Agriculture – FAO Rep

December 12, 20131 Comment Petre Williams-Raynor, Contributing Editor WHILE NOT without risk, wastewater presents one of the best options for helping to ensure food security in the Caribbean. And given current economic realities, it is an option the region should not overlook, says Lystra Fletcher-Paul, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative in Guyana. […]

Storms, Flooding Can Unleash A Toxic Soup

Desmond Brown, Inter Press Service A boy walks with his bicycle on a flooded street in Georgetown, Guyana. About 80 percent of wastewater that enters the Caribbean Sea is only partially treated or untreated. (Media credit: Desmond Brown/IPS) GEORGETOWN (IPS) — It’s a dirty, smelly business, but wastewater is gaining prominence across the Caribbean as countries […]

Caribbean Expansion for Smartcool’s ECO3 Product Distribution Network

VANCOUVER, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ – Continuing on recent trends, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is expanding its ECO3 energy efficiency product distribution network across the Caribbean. Building outwards from its sales and technical hub in South Florida, Smartcool has signed new distribution agreements with local partners in the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and […]