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Sea Level Rise: What Does it Mean for Antigua and Barbuda

November 25, 2015         ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CNS – Climate change will have many devastating effects related to changes in weather patterns, but the greatest damage will be caused by rising sea level. Antigua and Barbuda is poised to suffer from this with critical infrastructure below sea level. Sea level rises as […]

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 […]

No Plan B for Climate Change

October 7, 2015       GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Climate change and sustainable development “are vital issues for the planet” according to Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin. “There is no plan B for climate change,” the Ambassador said in his remarks as he presented his credentials as his country’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on […]

CTO To Tackle Seaweed Problem

August 12, 2015     The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) announced on Tuesday that it would partner with the University of the West Indies (UWI) as calls grow louder for a regional approach to the vexing Sargasso seaweed problem. The Barbados based CTO said in a statement “we will be participating in a symposium being […]

Caribbean Artists Raise Their Voices to Educate Citizens about Climate Change

August 10, 2015     CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Monday August 10, 2015, IPS – Award-winning St. Lucian poet and playwright Kendel Hippolyte thinks that Caribbean nationals should view the Earth as their mother. “For me, the whole thing is so basic: the earth that we are living on and in is our mother and there […]

DEM Calls For Better Disaster Preparedness

  In the wake of the series of earthquakes that shook the island today, a senior disaster management official has called for a higher level of awareness and better preparedness. During a hastily called press conference just after noon, Acting Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds, told members of the media […]

UPDATED: Six earthquakes within six hours off Barbados

  Six earthquakes struck to the northeast of Barbados this morning in the space of six hours – three of them within minutes of each other and the strongest of which prompted the evacuation of some buildings across the island. After a 5.7 magnitude tremor was recorded at 7:01 a.m., and then another at 7:52 […]

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 […]

Earthquake Rocks Eastern Caribbean

  CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – At least three Eastern Caribbean islands were Thursday rocked by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake.   The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies has confirmed that an earthquake was felt in St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique shortly after 10:00 am on Thursday. […]

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 […]