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Fishers, Belize. Image: Nancy and Randy
Fisheries
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Outstanding fisherfolk in Belize receive Fisherfolk Month recognition

Breaking Belize News reports on Fisherfolk Month celebrations in Belize, during which three fishers received awards in recognition of their contribution to the sustainability of the fisheries sector: Three Belizean fishers – two men and a woman – were this morning recognized in official ceremonies held in Belize City to …

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Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge (right) and Ambassador of Japan to Guyana, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada (left) signing the grants. Image: via Stabroek News.
Energy

Guyana receives multimillion dollar grant from Japan for renewable energy and energy-efficiency

The government of Guyana has signed a grant agreement with Japan for US$17.8 million dollars in funding to expand the use of renewable energy and increase energy efficiency in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city: The Government of Guyana yesterday clinched a deal with Japan for US$17.8m in renewable energy for the …

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Vegetable cart. Photo: n.karim
Agriculture

Trinidad and Tobago launches Agricultural Training Programme for Rural Communities

With the intention of improving food and nutrition security, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has launched a programme to train young people, aged 18 to 30, in home gardening: [Programe sponsors] Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd’s Lara Joseph says this country has become so westernised and commercialised that home gardening …

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Sargassum, two species. Image: rjsinenomine.
Fisheries
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In Barbados, Fisheries Forum discusses the profit potential of sargassum seaweed

On Tuesday June 26, the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO), as part of its 2018 week of activities, hosted a Fisheries Forum on the topic Sargassum Seaweed: From Problem to Profit. Panellists were marine biologist and environmental activist Nikola Simpson, Dr. Shelly-Ann Cox of the University of the …

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Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. Image: Jetske
Oceans
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Belize Barrier Reef removed from World Heritage ‘threatened’ list

Great news from Belize! The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced that the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System has been removed from the list of threatened World Heritage Sites: Unesco removed the Mesoamerican coral reef in Belize from its list of threatened World Heritage Sites on …

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Fully solar-powered Eco Pod. Image: Davis Ecolife via LoopTT
Energy

Renewable energy solutions for home and office in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad-based company Davis Ecolife is offering a range of renewable energy solutions for homes and small businesses, including their Eco Pod unit: With utility rates set to increase in Trinidad and Tobago, one company is providing a viable option for homeowners through the use of renewable energy. Local company Davis Ecolife …

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines PM, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves and EU Ambassador, Her Excellency, Daniela Tramacere at the opening of the Park. Image: via CARICOM Today.
Agriculture

Greenhouse park opened in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A European Union-funded greenhouse park was recently opened in St. Vincent at the Grenadines: St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and European Union (EU) Ambassador, Daniela Tramacere, on 25 June opened the Montreal Greenhouse Park which was financed at a cost of EC$4.7 million under the EU’s …

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