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Caribbean reef sharks. Image: Alfonso González
Biodiversity

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 …

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Dr. Devon Gardner, Programme Manager, Energy, CARICOM Secretariat. Image: via CARICOM Today
Energy

CARICOM to develop sustainable energy communications strategy

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, in collaboration with several partners, will be developing a communications strategy for sustainable energy, in order to create and increase awareness of challenges and opportunities in the energy sector; to facilitate behavioural change at all levels; to encourage innovation; and to facilitate the transition to new …

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit plants trees in Dominica. Image: via Roosevelt Skerrit Facebook page.
Biodiversity

Prime Minister of Dominica plants trees to mark World Environment Day

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica planted over 80 trees last week as part of national celebrations of World Environment Day: Tuesday, June 5th was recognized as World Environment Day and that day was marked in Dominica with tree-planting exercise geared at restoring and preserving the island’s natural environment. World …

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Grand Bahama. Image: penny
Air pollution

Residents concerned about Grand Bahama pollution

Resident of Grand Bahama island are concerned about the pollution being generated by the several industrial plants located there: Murky groundwater samples were obtained on Wednesday during another drilling exercise at Pinder’s Point, Grand Bahama – an area residents believe is affected by industrial pollution. The exercise was undertaken by …

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Bonaire. Image: Falco Ermert
Oceans

Bonaire brands itself the world’s first “Blue Destination”

The island of Bonaire is positioning itself as the first “Blue Destination” in the Caribbean and the world. From Tourism Bonaire: In celebration of World Ocean Day, Bonaire proudly announces the development of a multifaceted public private partnership program that will officially establish Bonaire as the first Blue Destination. In …

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Sargassum on a beach in Barbados. Image: via Barbados Government Information Service
Energy

Sargassum invasion a ‘national emergency’ in Barbados

The government of Barbados is treating the massive accumulation of sargassum on the country’s east and south coasts as a national emergency, and is working to find ways to put the seaweed to beneficial use: The influx of sargassum seaweed on beaches across Barbados is being treated as a national …

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Plastic bottles. Image: Lisa Risager
Solid waste

Jamaican government to launch plastic bottle deposit programme

The government of Jamaica will be partnering with the private sector to launch a deposit and refund programme for plastic bottles: The Government is committing $75 million over three years towards the implementation of a plastic bottle deposit scheme. This was announced by minister without portfolio in the Ministry of …

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