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Crooked-Acklins boa, Chilabothrus schwartzi. Image courtesy of UNC Asheville via Citizen Times
Biodiversity

Rare boa species rediscovered in The Bahamas

A rare species of boa snake—so rare that there were no previous reports of live specimens—has been “rediscovered” in The Bahamas: UNC Asheville assistant professor of biology Graham Reynolds has followed up his 2016 published discovery of the silver boa, Chilabothrus argentum, with the rediscovery of a species of boid …

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Reef and fish. Image: Jeff Mitton
Climate Change

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change

Science Daily reports on a new study about how bigger, healthier reefs can help protect the Caribbean’s fisheries from the impacts of ocean warming due to climate change: New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef …

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Jamaican produce. Image: islandgirlemt
Agriculture

CEO of Sandals Resorts urges tourism sector to invest in agriculture in Jamaica

Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International, is calling for Jamaica’s tourism industry to provide greater support for the agriculture sector, and he is putting his money where his mouth is, via partnership with local potato farmers: Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council in Jamaica, Adam Stewart, is calling on …

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Photovoltaic panels line the roof of the Engineering Department at the University of Technology, Jamaica., Image via Jamaica Observer
Energy
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Jamaican university seeks to improve energy and cost savings via solar power and energy efficiency measures

A solar power system installed at the University of Technology Jamaica has saved the university money and reduced its carbon footprint: In the three-and-a-half years since it has been using solar power to supplement its energy needs on campus, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has managed to save US$126,000 …

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Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s new Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Holger Michael. Image via CARICOM Today
Oceans

Germany to provide financing for marine protection in the Caribbean

The Federal Government of Germany continues to contribute to marine conservation in the Caribbean. From CARICOM Today: Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s new Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Holger Michael, signed an agreement totalling 25,700,000 euros on Monday for a Sustainable Financing Mechanism for …

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A field photo of one of the onshore oil seeps discovered in Jamaica. Image credit: David Gold, via Caribbean360
Oil and gas

Oil find in Jamaica

The recent discovery of two onshore oil seeps in Jamaica has raised hopes about future oil exploration: Jamaica could be sitting on oil. Two independent live oil seeps have been discovered in different parts of the island – the first documented occurrence of ‘live’, or flowing, oil from onshore Jamaica, …

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Oceans

Video: Deep sea wonders of the Caribbean

Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean is a five-part video series that promotes awareness of the Caribbean’s deep oceans. It features footage from an expedition by the E/V Nautilus, which was led by the renowned Professor Robert Ballard. The project which was conceptualised by marine biologist, Dr. Judith Gobin who …

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