Training Opportunity

United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

SIDS DOCK. Do you hold at least a first-level university degree? Are you 32 or younger by the end of this year? Do you speak either English and/or French fluently? Are you a national of a participating country?   The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional […]

JSIF upgrades staff’s enviro management training

(From left) Chairman of Bethlehem All-Age and Infant School Board Dr Derrick Hendricks, general manager of Finance at Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Orville Hill, Education Officer South Eastern Region St Elizabeth Leela Dee Gayle, Deneisha Rowe, teacher at Bethlehem Primary and Morren Plummer president of the Parent Teachers’ Association affix their signature to contracts […]

Live Updates:- Caribbean Launch: IPCC AR5 Report Overview. What does it mean for the Caribbean?

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) will host the Caribbean Launch of The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  this evening at 6pm (-4 GMT). The public education event, which will be held at the Frank Collymore Hall, Central Bank of Barbados, is intended to raise the profile of Climate Change as […]

OECS Looking to Create Regional Climate Change Institution

Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Climate change will disproportionately impact small island states like those in the Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is looking to explore its options for coping with the problem. A seminar this past week focused on precisely that, with “adaptation” the buzzword among […]

Uruguay and Cuba Specialists Receive Training on Gender and Climate Change

Drafting IPS Cuba The workshops sought to raise awareness of climate change and gender , both articulate issues and exchange best practices . ( Media credit: Jorge Luis Baños / IPS) A seminar convened in Montevideo professionals from different fields of science and communication. HAVANA (IPS) – Knowledge of droughts, floods and climate change and […]

St Lucia, New Zealand Sign Agreement on Geothermal Energy

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s geothermal energy push is gaining steam. The government has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand on a partnership aimed at providing “key technical assistance to support geothermal exploration, and help define the prospects for advancing geothermal development in Saint Lucia,” it said […]

OAS Organizes Workshop to Review Sustainable Energy Initiatives in the Caribbean

August 20th, 2014  —  Representatives of regional and global development partners in the energy sector of the Caribbean are today meeting with senior energy officials from Caribbean countries in a regional workshop organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Saint Lucia aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of donor interventions in the region. The regional […]

Jamaica gets US$20M to train 15,000 youth

By Nelson A. King The World Bank says about 15,000 young Jamaicans will benefit from training, digital work opportunities and seed investments to boost the digital and animation industries in the country as a result of a US$ 20 million loan. Photo courtesy of jis.gov.jm Sophie Sirtaine, World Bank country director for the Caribbean. The […]

Alcoa sponsors two teachers for US science workshop

Grade 5 teacher at Frankfield Primary and Infant School Camille Lambert assists her students during class.  Hayes Primary and Junior High School teacher Cynthia Budhoo-Hyatt engages her students.   MAY PEN, Clarendon — Two teachers, one from Clarendon and the other from Manchester, will join several others from schools in the USA and countries around […]

Digicel hosting disaster preparedness seminars for businesses

JACKSON… our region is prone to natural disasters   DIGICEL Business will today host the first of two Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity seminars to help its corporate clients prepare in case a hurricane strikes. Today’s seminar will be held at the telecoms company downtown Kingston headquarters and will feature discussions on how businesses can […]