Turks and Caicos Islands

Vacancy Notice – Department of Disaster Management & Emergencies, DDME – Deputy Director

Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Director, Disaster Management and Emergencies, Turks and Caicos Islands. The deadline for submission of applications is December 6, 2013. Click here for official advertisement and here for the full Job Description or visit the Disaster Department’s webpage at www.facebook.com/tci.ddme

Caribbean Looks to the Sky for Water Security

By Jewel Fraser PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 27 (IPS) – A centuries-old system for ensuring water security is making a comeback in the Caribbean. It’s known as rainwater harvesting, and it is now becoming a formal part of the region’s strategic planning in the face of not only more and stronger storms, but droughts […]

PDM representative speaks out on smoke pollution

Delroy Williams, the opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) elected representative for the Providenciales Wheeland district, has taken to the airwaves to address the production of charcoal by suspected illegal Haitian immigrants. Delroy Williams The burning of wood in this process is resulting in acrid smoke blowing over the Providenciales international airport, irritating the eyes of […]

Caribbean Countries Conduct Test of Tsunami Warning System

A total of 32 countries in the wider Caribbean basin and beyond conducted a full-scale joint tsunami alert exercise Wednesday. According to the exercise, an 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck 90 kilometres off the coast of Aruba, generating a Tsunami. A fictitious alert message was then sent by both the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre and the West […]

Coastal radar station operational

This week saw the final chapter in a long list of broken promises by both the last elected government and the British interim government under former Governor Gordon Wetherell. The $2.8 million dollar coastal radar station is complete, operators have been trained and it is up and running. Joining Governor Ric Todd at the official […]

Turks and Caicos Islands: PNP jumps on dump

Governor Ric Todd recently paid a visit to both the Grand Turk and Provo dump sites and apparently the Progressive National Party (PNP) candidates got wind of a photo opportunity and the chance to do damage control of the party’s failure to deal with the enormous environmental mess. Royal Robinson, who was assigned the responsibility […]

Vacancy: Newcastle University has two short-term marine research assistant positions

Based in the School of Marine Science and Technology, there is a unique opportunity to use interdisciplinary research approaches to support effective coral reef management. You will work on a project which aims to identify major threats to coral reef health and the most appropriate management interventions for the UKOTs and governance structures to support […]

Historic fisheries agreement reached for Central America and Caribbean

The Eleutheran reports on the milestone in regional fisheries management, reached in Belize this week: Over 60 high-level delegates from 19 countries spanning the Central American and Caribbean regions concluded a milestone meeting in Belize on Tuesday evening with a comprehensive roadmap for collective action in tackling their biggest obstacles in fisheries and aquaculture. According to […]

How would the Caribbean handle a cruise ship environmental disaster?

A recent article published on eTurboNews asks a timely and important question: Is the Caribbean prepared for a cruise ship environmental disaster?. In the Caribbean – which is the most tourism dependent region in the world – Costa Cruises has ships calling in ports in Jamaica, the Turks & Caicos islands, St. Maarten, the Bahamas, Antigua, the British […]

Caribbean Development Bank granted €50 million for climate change projects

Member countries of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will soon be able to climate change adaptation funding through a new line of credit provided by the European Investment Bank: The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is to receive a Climate Action Line of Credit equivalent to EUR50 million, or approximately USD 65.3 million, from the European […]