Biodiversity News

CARICOM developing regional biodiversity strategy

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is moving towards finalising the region’s first biodiversity strategy: More than 50 delegates from around the Region [were] in Guyana for a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) workshop to continue the development of a CARICOM Biodiversity Strategy (CBS). The Workshop [was] held from 14-15 June, 2018, at the …

Climate Change News

Grenada creates new climate change Ministry

The Government of Grenada has created a new ministry specifically to deal with the wide-ranging effects of climate change: Speaking at the opening of the Caribbean Development Bank’s 48th annual Board of Governors in Grenada on [May 30], Dr Keith Mitchell said the Ministry of Climate Change, Environment, Fisheries, Forestry …

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Solar Park, St. Eustatius. Image: via St. Maarten Daily Herald
From the St Maarten Daily Herald, a report on sustainable energy initiatives on the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Saba, and St. Eustatius: St. Eustatius and Saba are doing well in the area of generating energy in a sustainable...

Oceans News

St. Eustatius celebrates sharks

This week is Shark Week in St. Eustatius: “Sharks are magnificent creatures, yet their image has received a bad press,” says Jessica Berkel. And she should know. Berkel is Marine Park Manager with St. Eustatius National Parks (Stenapa) Foundation. On Saturday she launched Shark Week 2018 with a presentation about …

Energy News

Green energy advances on Bonaire, Saba, and Statia

From the St Maarten Daily Herald, a report on sustainable energy initiatives on the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Saba, and St. Eustatius: St. Eustatius and Saba are doing well in the area of generating energy in a sustainable manner. In St. Eustatius 46 per cent of the electricity is …

Agriculture News

Agricultural technology advances in the Caribbean

An article from the Saint Lucia Star highlights some of the ways in which technology is modernizing agriculture in the Caribbean, with examples from Barbados and Saint Lucia: Thanks to a boom in ‘green technology’ there are now a lot more tools at their disposal. The uptake of GreenTech among …

Fisheries News

Caribbean-Pacific fishers’ exchange encourages sharing of best practices

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in cooperation with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands, have organized a Caribbean-Pacific fishers’ exchange tour, with a specific focus on the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs): The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the FAO …

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