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 […]

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 […]

Mangrove project needs cash to carry on critical work

(CNS): A mangrove learning programme which began in the Cayman Islands, which is now being taught in schools all over the world is in need of funding to help keep it going. Given the increasing importance of these incredible trees in the face of environmental threats across the tropics the programme’s value cannot be underestimated. It […]

Latin America And Caribbean Attract Increasing Share Of Global Clean Energy Investment

Inter-American Development Bank   Funding diversifies across the region as emerging LAC countries promote deployment and strengthen policy support. WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (IDB) —  The 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are accounting for a rising share of global clean energy investment as governments in the region strengthen policy support and local supply […]

Suriname government says energy saving campaign bearing fruit

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Monday September 1, 2014, CMC – Less than a week after the Suriname government announced plans to turn off air conditioning units as part of an energy saving plan, the electricity company, EBS, says it has now launched a campaign calling on consumers to use 50 per cent or less energy. The company […]

Japan gives Caribbean US$15m for climate change projects

Japanese Prime Minister Abe (left in gray suit)  in Trinidad. (PHOTO: TRINIDAD EXPRESS)   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Japan is providing US$15 million to help several Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries cope with the impact of climate change. The “Project for Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership” will help Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Suriname, St Vincent and […]

Two agreements signed

Two agreements were signed yesterday following the Caricom/Japan Summit:   A memorandum of cooperation on “the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Eastern Caribbean Region” was signed yesterday between the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency.  The MOC is designed to help countries of the Eastern Caribbean […]

Time For Caribbean Region to “Attack” High Energy Costs

Above: geothermal work in Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s time for a frontal “attack” on high energy costs in the Caribbean region, according to Dr Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank. Smith, who was speaking at the 44th Annual Meeting of the of the Board of Governors of […]

Caribbean LED business continues to improve and expand

By Nadia Brancker Three years ago when CEO of Caribbean LED lighting (CLL) Jim Reid decided to manufacture LED bulbs in Barbados, he stated many people asked him why. His answer was why not and he reported “We presently export to 12 counties as far as England and we continue to recruit and expand in […]

Indoor mini-farms to beat climate change

Jewel Fraser PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday February 27, 2014 IPS – Industrial engineer Ancel Bhagwandeen thinks that growing your food indoors is a great way to protect crops from the stresses of climate change. So he developed a hydroponic system that “leverages the nanoclimates in houses so that the house effectively protects the produce the same way […]