Kemar Codrington and Mikhail Eversley of OASIS Laboratory. Image: courtesy OASIS Laboratory
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Green Antilles interview: OASIS Laboratory

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with the entrepreneurial team of young scientists behind OASIS Laboratory. OASIS Laboratory is a Barbadian company manufacturing botanical, eco-friendly personal care products made with natural ingredients like breadfruit, tamarind, cinnamon, lemongrass, and sargassum seaweed.  The innovators behind OASIS Laboratory are Kemar Codrington (pictured above, left) …

Simera Crawford. Image: courtesy of Simera Crawford.
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Green Antilles interview: Simera Crawford

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with Simera Crawford. Simera is the executive founder of the Caribbean Environmental Management Bureau, and the mastermind behind BitEgreen, an enterprise that aims to transform waste management in Barbados by using gamification as an incentive to recycling. Please explain to Green Antilles readers what BitEgreen …

Sargassum on a beach in the Caribbean. Image: Mark Yokoyama
Innovation
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Innovative community-based solutions for the sargassum problem in Saint Lucia

From the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a story about an innovative approach to dealing with the sargassum blooms in Saint Lucia: On the east coast of Saint Lucia, a local youth by the name of Johanan Dujon noticed how the piles of seaweed were causing trouble for the local fishermen …

Johanan Dujon. Image credit: Johanan Dujon
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Saint Lucian Johanan Dujon turns sargassum seaweed into organic fertilizer

Young Saint Lucia entrepreneur Johanan Dujon has started what has been described as “the Caribbean’s first indigenous agriculture biotech company“, turning sargassum seaweed into fertilizer. From Caribbean Beat: Last year, Dujon was a presenter at the Earth Optimism Summit organised by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The inaugural event …