Consultancy: Development of IPP Licensing Regime for Barbados

November 16, 2015

The Caribbean Policy Research Institute’s

November 15, 2015       The Caribbean Policy Research Institute’s (CaPRI’s) is pleased to announce the launch of its online energy databases. Project developers and businesses will find the Finance database useful to search for sources of financing for their renewable energy projects and can use the Incentives Database to identify applicable incentives. Further, […]

Finance Minister Launches 3 new DBJ Products for SME

October 30, 2015       Pleased with a robust turnout and the good mood of everyone, Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips (centre), the Development Bank of Jamaica’s Chairman Joseph M. Matalon (right) and Managing Director Milverton Reynolds brought high spirits to the launch of three products to help micro, […]

Op-Ed: Climate Change and the Caribbean

October 22, 2015       This debate surrounding our climate has polarized the world into two different groups for a long time; some theorists maintain that an intrinsic characteristic of climate is that it changes while a large percent of others support the theory that global warming is anthropogenic or caused by human action. […]

Gov’t Allocates Initial $5m For Removal Of Sargassum

Kingston, Jamaica (JIS) – Government has allocated an initial sum of $5 million for clean-up and disposal of the sargassum (a brown seaweed with berry-like air bladders) currently affecting beaches and coastlines across the island and the wider Caribbean. This was disclosed by Director of Environmental Management at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), […]

Write About Climate Change; Win A Trip To Paris! – St Lucia Gov’t Offers Journalists Prize For COP 21

October 17, 2015       CASTRIES, Saint Lucia — The Environmental Education Unit of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science, and Technology here has issued a challenge to journalists to cover climate change-related issues for a chance to win a trip to Paris. It is called the Saint Lucia Media Climate Change Challenge, […]

Adaptation Fund Approves Grant for Caribbean Concept…Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic to Benefit

October 15, 2015         BONN, Germany – The Adaptation Fund Board has approved a US$20,000-grant for the development of a regional climate change project in three islands – Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The project focuses on local adaptation response to the troubling phenomena and early warning information for the Caribbean. On […]

World Bank and IMF in Lima Pledge to Increase Climate Finance

October 12, 2015       The Annual Meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund came to a close in Lima, Peru, on Sunday (Oct. 11). Focus of the Meeting was addressing the obstacles to the World Bank’s twin goals: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, considering global issues such as […]

Gov’t Secures $810.2 Million World Bank Grant For Climate Change Project

October 5, 2015       KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government has received approximately $810.2 million (US$6.8 million) in World Bank grant funding support to improve climate and weather data collection and information management within Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). The undertaking is part of a package of projects, valued of approximately $3.57 billion […]

Catching up to Climate Change

September 19, 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica – I always look forward to scanning Jamaica’s lush green terrain while occupying a ‘window seat’ of an airplane, to and from Jamaica. However, on my return to my island state on 11th September I was forced to witness, from my beloved ‘window- seat’, the frightening changes that my country […]