Trinidad & Tobago

Marching Into The Climate Negotiations

November 30, 2015           PARIS, France – The climate change movement broke records in more than 10 countries around the world. The largest climate marches in history were held in Australia and the UK, with 60,000 and 50,000 people traipsing the streets of Melbourne and London. This  movement is representative of […]

Regional Unions Want Say in Climate Change Response

November 30, 2015         CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Regional trade unions have written to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony outlining their concerns ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) that opens today in Paris. The unions want Caribbean leaders to engage the labour movement in addressing issues relating […]

Sinking into Paradise: Climate Change Worsening Coastal Erosion in Trinidad

November 23, 2014         PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD, (IPS) – As unusually heavy rainfall battered Trinidad’s east coast a year ago, a lagoon here was overwhelmed, flooding a major access road to the island’s south-eastern communities. As the flood waters poured over Manzanilla beach, they washed sand away, caved in sections of road and […]

People’s Climate March: From Port-of-Spain to Paris

Port of Spain, Trinidad – Climate change, whether you believe in it or not – is very real. The world in which we live today is vastly different from the world that our ancestors called home. Humans are the most lethal inhabitants of this planet, and we are murdering it. In a global effort to […]

Trinidad Rattled By Early Morning Earthquake

Port of Spain, Trinidad (CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported. It said that the quake was felt at around 8:36 am and was located 10.89 degrees north and 62.32 west. It […]

#SquadGoals for #ClimateAction

November 6, 2015       PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The countdown is on. In less than one month, this year’s Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will kick off in Paris, and experts from developing countries are preparing for the match. As is expected in any game, […]

Our Climate Impact – Meeting The Need For Meat

October 30, 2015         PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, – “The economic structure of the ideal society also resembles the structure of a healthy human body. Production, distribution and consumption should have an organic, interdependent relationship such as that which exists between the digestive, circulatory and metabolic systems. There should not be destructive competition due […]

Climate Change and the Caribbean

October 22, 2015       PORT OF SPAIN – This debate surrounding our climate has polarized the world into two different groups for a long time; some theorists maintain that an intrinsic characteristic of climate is that it changes while a large percent of others support the theory that global warming is anthropogenic or […]

Region’s Massive Debt due to Natural Disaster — UWI Chancellor

October 12, 2015         KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Sir George Alleyne says the region’s massive debt to international agencies is due to the effects of natural disasters. He was speaking at the seventh Annual UWI Open Campus Ceremony for the Presentation of Graduates. […]

Earthquakes Recorded Off Barbados, Trinidad; Expert Issues Warning

September 28, 2015       BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday September 28, 2015 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre recorded four earthquakes off Barbados and Trinidad yesterday, ranging in magnitude from 3.8 to 4.5. No damage or injuries were reported. The first was the weakest. It occurred at 5 a.m., at […]