Saint Vincent & Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines’ New Airport Will Be Solar-Powered

  Above: the terminal at the under-construction Argyle International Airport (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new planned airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines will derive part of its energy needs from solar energy. The Argyle International Airport, set to debut in St Vincent later this year, will be creating a 218 […]

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 […]

St. Vincent’s geothermal project gets US$15 million loan

From left: Ellsworth Dacon, Sen. Camillo Gonsalves, and Hon. Clayton Burgin peruse a document after the announcement in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. (Photo: CMC/IWN) By Kenton X. Chance ABU DHABI, Jan 18, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been granted a loan of US$15 million to help fund the development of a 10 to […]

Vacancy: Belize & Saint Lucia National ESD Project Coordinator/Consultant (NC)

Recruiter: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Posted: 1 December 2014 Closes: 31 December 2014 Sector: Energy and Finance Profession: Consultant Locations: BELIZE: Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities (MESTPU), Belmopan SAINT LUCIA: Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology (MSDEST), Castries   The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is recruiting a National Coordinator/Consultant […]

Is It Time for a Regional Caribbean Dialogue on Energy?

Above: Dr Devon Gardner By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time for a regional dialogue on energy, according to Dr Devon Gardner, programme manager in energy at the CARICOM Secretariat. Gardner, who was speaking at the recent CARICOM Energy Week launch in St Vincent and the Grenadines, said there was “urgent need for dialogue that […]

Minister Pickersgill Hails Caribbean Meteorological Organization

By Chris Patterson  Photo by: JIS PhotographerMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill (left), greets Director of the Sustainable Development Unit, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Garfield Barnwell, just before the start of the 54th Minister’s meeting of the Caribbean Meteorological Council, this morning (November 24), at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. Others […]

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 […]

Japanese company to help region ‘save energy and save money’

Richard Lord Takano Takeshi, director general of Latin America and the Caribbean department at the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Takano Takeshi, director general of Latin America and the Caribbean department at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), says several projects are being developed by his institution in Caricom states following the visit to the region in […]

JICA Invests in Caribbean Renewables and Energy Efficiency

Richard Lord Takano Takeshi, director general of Latin America and the Caribbean department at the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Takano Takeshi, director general of Latin America and the Caribbean department at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), says several projects are being developed by his institution in Caricom states following the visit to the region in […]

St. Vincent Takes To Heart Hard Lessons On Climate Change

Desmond Brown, Inter Press Service St. Vincent has been hit hard by flooding and landslides in recent years, blamed on climate change and deforestation. (Media credit: Desmond Brown/IPS) PASTURES, St. Vincent (IPS) — Glenda Williams has lived in the Pastures community in eastern St. Vincent all her life. She’s seen the area flooded by storms on […]