Saint Kitts & Nevis

Women Farmers Strive to Combat Climate Change in the Caribbean

December 2, 2015           ANSE-LA-RAYE, St. Lucia – In the Caribbean, some women find themselves on the frontline with the battle to mitigate climate change. Meet Dr. Krystal Cox. She is one of three girls who all studied medicine and got medical degrees. Unlike her two siblings who stayed in the […]

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 […]

Pushing the Caribbean Agenda in Paris – St Kitts-Nevis PM makes Impassioned Plea at Climate Change Conference

December 1, 2015           PARIS, France (CMC) – St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has called on the international community to “negotiate and agree a legally-binding agreement with ambitious emission reduction targets”. Addressing the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Harris reiterated […]

Caribbean Leaders Want Special Recognition in New Climate Change Agreement

December 1, 2015           PARIS, France, CNS – Caribbean leaders have told their counterparts from all around the world who are gathered here for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), that their unique characteristics and special circumstances must be fully recognised and included as a cornerstone of a new agreement […]

As COP21 Opens, UN Secretary General Tells World Leaders Paris Must Mark a Decisive Turning Point

November 30, 2015           PARIS, France, CNS – The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) opened here Monday with an unprecedented 150 world leaders present. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called on the Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of States to deliver a universal, meaningful and robust agreement. “You are […]

Islands Compete to Protect the Ocean

St. Georges, Grenada – Marching up Depradine Street in Gouyave, children sing passed their neighbors’ front doors. Gouyave is a busy fishing town, where backdoors open right onto the sandy beach. Today, Gouyave has transformed into Hollywood. The cameras are rolling, as Mr. Killa, Grenada’s Soca superstar, films a music video. The video is Grenada’s […]

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Southwest Of Antigua

October 11, 2015       ST JOHN’S, Antigua – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 earthquake occurred 46.0 kilometres southwest of St John’s, Antigua & Barbuda at 6:15 this morning. The Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, said the earthquake occurred at a depth of 139 kilometres. […]

Grenada Joins Regional Call For Action On Climate Change

October 3, 2015       NEW YORK, USA — A framework for climate change “cannot wait,” Grenada’s foreign minister said on Friday, joining other leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean calling for urgent action in the United Nations General Assembly. “The impacts of climate change are already being felt the world over,” said […]

Climate Change Youth Ambassadors Trek Through Biosphere Reserve

September 22, 2015   Basseterre, St. Kitts – The UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change experienced “a walk down memory lane” when they trekked one of the walking trails of St. Mary’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Reserve. The St. Mary’s Reserve includes the communities of Cayon, Keys, Hermitage, Holland Ghaut and Wash Ghaut and […]

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, […]