Erika Strengthens; Workers Ordered to Stay Home in Antigua

August 27, 2015       ST JOHN’S, Antigua – At 5 a.m. Thursday, Erika was located about 30 miles east, southeast of Antigua with sustained winds of 50 mph, slightly stronger early Thursday. The storm was moving west at 16 mph. The track has shifted slightly to the east. Over the next two days, […]

More Watches Issued As Tropical Storm Erika Keeps Strength Up, Threatens Bahamas

August 25, 2015     BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – More watches have been issued as Tropical Storm Erika continues on a projected bath that could see it threatening the Bahamas this weekend as a Category 1 hurricane. The 11 a.m. advisory issued by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) indicated that Erika hadn’t really got any stronger […]

Tropical Storm Erika Forms Overnight; Watches Issued For Eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean residents who were breathing a sigh of relief when Tropical Storm Danny dissipated yesterday are now holding their breaths after Tropical Storm Erika formed overnight, prompting watches for Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. Other territories in the Leeward Islands could also […]

Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for Tropical Storm Danny

August 23, 2015       SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said it expected Danny to be near the Leeward Islands by Sunday night or Monday morning, and reach the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico early Tuesday. “The biggest threats to land are the northern Leeward […]

Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Several Countries

August 23, 2015     ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Tropical storm watches have been issued for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin as a weakening tropical Storm Danny swirled toward the region. The approaching storm forced Antigua-based airline LIAT to cancel nearly more […]

Montserrat: Living With A Volcano

August 16, 2015     There is little danger of being late for lunch in Montserrat. At 12:00 sharp every day, the mournful wail of the tiny island’s volcano sirens cut through the air like a knife. The ominous soundtrack to life in this British overseas territory can be heard across inhabited parts of its […]

Gov’t Making Strides Towards Creating a Green Economy

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker  Photo by: Mark BellMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill (centre), looks on as Barbados’ Minister of Environment, Water Resources, and Drainage, Dr. the Hon. Denis Lowe (2nd left), exchanges a ‘high five’ with Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP), Asad Naqvi (right). Occasion was the official […]

Unlocking the Caribbean’s energy potential

Energy security is at the top of the agenda for Caribbean leaders and it has been for some time. With an average cost of electricity four times higher than in rich nations such as the United States, high energy costs are not only a daily hardship for Caribbean people, but also one of the key […]

CARICOM to study sustainable development during Energy Week

The Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, on Monday begins celebrating “Energy Week,” an annual event in which the 15 member states will study measures to strengthen the regional economy through sustainable development. The planned events, which end on Nov. 22, are expected to “increase awareness” of climate and economic resilience in the region, CARICOM said in […]

Revolution on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Clean energy technologies are making headway throughout the Caribbean—and the US should take note. By Richard Schiffman   Lefties Food Stall, a pint-sized eatery serving Barbados’s signature flying-fish sandwiches, recently became the first snack shack on the Caribbean island to be fitted with a solar panel. The nearby public shower facility sports a panel as well. […]