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The Deadly Impact of Climate Change on the Caribbean

December 1, .2015         This week sees the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, France with US President Barack Obama taking centre stage in seeking an agreement among 150 world leaders to reduce carbon emissions and roll back the tide of climate warming. Today he meet with island […]

Dom Rep Braces For Deadly Tropical Storm

August 28, 2015       SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) — The Dominican Republican braced for a direct blast from Tropical Storm Erika Friday, issuing its highest alert after reports the storm killed at least 20 people on the small island of Dominica.  “The latest trajectory models indicate that the Dominican Republic will see […]

Erika Strengthens; Workers Ordered to Stay Home in Antigua

August 27, 2015       ST JOHN’S, Antigua – At 5 a.m. Thursday, Erika was located about 30 miles east, southeast of Antigua with sustained winds of 50 mph, slightly stronger early Thursday. The storm was moving west at 16 mph. The track has shifted slightly to the east. Over the next two days, […]

TS Erika Swirls Toward Puerto Rico, Dumps Heavy Rain

August 27, 2015     SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fast-moving Tropical Storm Erika neared Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on Thursday, dumping rain on the eastern Caribbean on a path expected to take it toward South Florida early next week. Officials shuttered schools, government offices and businesses across the region and […]

Bahamas Joins Branson’s Caribbean Clean Energy Initiative

By Ezra Fieser The Bahamas plans to cut fuel imports by as much as 5 percent by building several small solar panel fields after signing on to billionaire Richard Branson’s Caribbean clean energy initiative. The solar fields, which will generate as much as 20 megawatts of electricity for the Bahamas’ sparsely populated Family Islands, are part […]

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 […]

TCI Government Convenes National Disaster Committee Meeting

By TCI Government Press Office TURKS & CAICOS – The Acting Governor and the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) convened a national disaster committee meeting about the country’s ongoing recovery works from the floods caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal today, Tuesday, 2 September 2014. Following the 14 inches of rain that deluged […]

Bertha lashes Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas

This August 2, 2014 NASA satellite photo shows Tropical Storm Bertha over Jamaica (AFP Photo/)   Miami (AFP) – Tropical Storm Bertha dumped heavy rain on the southern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, as forecasters warned it would likely grow stronger. At 1800 GMT, the storm was packing top winds of 45 […]

Caribbean seeks to take full advantage of new U.N. climate fund

A boy walks past waves churned up by approaching tropical storm Chantal, at Haina Beach in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 30 2014 (IPS) – The South Korea-based Green Climate Fund (GCF) is open for business, and Caribbean countries are hoping that it will prove to be much more […]

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 […]