Haiti

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 […]

Panos Caribbean Launches ‘1.5 To Stay Alive’ Selfie Video Challenge

Kingston, Jamaica – Panos Caribbean has launched the ‘1.5 To Stay Alive Selfie Video Challenge’, as part of efforts to amplify Caribbean voices on climate change. The challenge comes ahead of the international climate change negotiations set for Paris, beginning the end of this month, and is counted among the ‘1.5 To Stay Alive’ campaign activities […]

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 […]

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 […]

Haiti to Receive $50 Million Grant for Clean Water, Sanitation Projects

Haiti is slated to receive a $50 million grant from the International Development Association, following approval from the World Bank’s Board of Directors. The grant will target more than 300,000 people in rural areas of Haiti hit hard by the cholera outbreak. The “Sustainable Rural and Small Towns Water and Sanitation” project “aims to save […]