Saint Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts Launches Conservation and Climate Change Projects

August 26, 2015       BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts has launched two projects aimed at conserving biodiversity and climate change adaptation. One project – Conserving Biodiversity and Reducing Habitat Degradation in Protected Areas and their Areas of Influence – is expected to improve ecosystem representation in the protected areas system and establish […]

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 approaching the Leeward Islands

August 25, 2015     MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika is approaching the Leeward Islands from the Atlantic and is forecast to gain strength. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph). Tropical storm watches have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands including Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, St. […]

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 […]

Global Warming Is Ticking Time Bomb For The Caribbean, Expert Says

A leading geothermal expert warns that the small island states in the Caribbean face “a ticking time bomb” due to the effects of global warming and suggests a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the only way to defuse it. President of the Ocean Geothermal Energy Foundation Jim Shnell says to solve […]

Caribbean Looks to France as Key Partner in Climate Financing

  Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the Caribbean would be better positioned to respond to climate change if France rejoins the Caribbean Development Bank. Credit: Kenton X. Chance/IPS   BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 22 2015 (IPS) – By the time leaders of the international community sit down in […]

Climate Change Youth Ambassadors Charged To Make A Change

May 9, 2015   President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Dr. Kelvin Daly charged the new UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change to disseminate information on the subject and actively demonstrate that all individuals are responsible for safeguarding the environment. This took place at the launch of the Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, […]

Attitude Change On Environmental Issues Fostered By Youth Ambassadors

May 8, 2015   Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister responsible for Education and UNESCO Honourable Shawn Richards has placed the onus of changing society’s attitude toward the care of the environment on the youth. This was noted at the launching ceremony of the UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, on May 08. […]