Biodiversity News

Tourism and conservation connect at Jamaica Inn

Travel Weekly highlights the Jamaica Inn and the work that’s being done there to conserve and restore coral reefs: As a child growing up in Jamaica, Belinda Morrow remembers snorkeling amid large schools of neon-colored fish nibbling on healthy coral just beyond the white sand beaches of Ocho Rios.Now 55, …

Climate Change News

Caribbean leaders call for President Trump to take climate change seriously

Caribbean leaders are trying to get the message across that climate change is a very real and present danger for the region. From Brinkwire:  Leaders from Caribbean islands are urging President Donald Trump to take climate change seriously before they disappear due to extreme weather conditions, according to reports.Hurricane season poses …

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Solar panels, Haiti. Image via: CDC Global
HaitiLibre reports that data from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) shows that there was an absence of foreign direct investment in Haiti’s renewable energy sector in 2017: The latest report of the Economic Commission...

Oceans News

Tourism and conservation connect at Jamaica Inn

Travel Weekly highlights the Jamaica Inn and the work that’s being done there to conserve and restore coral reefs: As a child growing up in Jamaica, Belinda Morrow remembers snorkeling amid large schools of neon-colored fish nibbling on healthy coral just beyond the white sand beaches of Ocho Rios.Now 55, …

Energy News

Lack of international investment in Haiti’s renewable energy sector

HaitiLibre reports that data from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) shows that there was an absence of foreign direct investment in Haiti’s renewable energy sector in 2017: The latest report of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on Foreign Direct Investment …

Agriculture News

St. Vincent and the Grenadines suspends importation of glyphosate pesticides

Following the outcome of the civil lawsuit against agribusiness company Monsanto, in which the plaintiff successfully argued that the company’s weed-killing product Roundup was responsible for his terminal cancer, the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has put a suspension on the importation of Roundup and other glyphosate-containing pesticides: The …

Fisheries News

High levels of mercury found in Kaituma River, Guyana; testing to begin at other sites soon

The Kaituma River was the principal source of potable water for residents of the Port Kaituma community, up until water testing revealed high levels of mercury contamination: Though surface water is the main source of water supply for the residents of Port Kaituma, Region One, the Guyana Water Incorporated has …

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