Oil refinery, St. Croix, USVI. Image: via Caribbean News Now
Oil and gas

USVI Governor signs deal to reopen oil refinery

The island of St. Croix was once home to one of the largest oil refineries in the world. The refinery was closed in 2012, but plans are afoot for it to be refurbished and for oil refining operations to restart on St. Croix as early as 2019: US Virgin Islands …

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Climate Change

FAO helping Eastern Caribbean fisherfolk adapt to climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the Climate Change Adaptation of the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project (CC4FISH) with the aim of increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector. A workshop on climate change adaptation and …

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Barbados government considers greater use of electric vehicles

The government of Barbados is considering expanding the use of electric vehicles in its fleet, including for public transport: Minister of Energy Wilfred Abrahams said Government was seriously considering more energy efficient options to address the shortage of vehicles at the state-run Transport Board and the Sanitation Service Authority. In …

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Coral reef, St. Kitts and Nevis. Image: Björn Stude

Marine biodiversity assessment in St. Kitts and Nevis

A brief report on the findings so far of a marine biodiversity survey being carried out in St. Kitts and Nevis: The Department of Environment (DoE) and the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Conserving Biodiversity Project …

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Mangrove restoration in The Bahamas

As part of the Global Environment Facility-funded Integrated Water and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) Project, the Bahamas National Trust and The Nature Conservancy spearheaded the restoration of the Bonefish Pond National Park, removing tonnes of waste, improving water flow, and replanting mangroves.  Five years after the conclusion of IWCAM Project, monitoring …

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Green Antilles interview: David A. Simmons

Green Antilles is starting a series of interviews with environment and nature professionals from around the Caribbean. Our first subject is David A. Simmons, an environmental consultant based in Trinidad and Tobago. David is the principal of consulting firm Simmons & Associates Inc., providing advice to clients, including governments and …

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Wind turbines on Nevis. Image: Lauren Delizia

Nevis focuses on geothermal energy

For the island of Nevis, the principal renewable energy focus is, for now, on geothermal energy: In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will to concentrate its efforts in geothermal energy. Mark Brantley, premier of …

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