Sargassum, two species. Image: rjsinenomine.

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

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

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.

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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Haitian students plant trees to help local birds. Image: Société Écologique d’Haïti via BirdsCaribbean

Bird festival inspires youth across the Caribbean

BirdsCaribbean media release — “We’re so excited to have an event in Haiti this year!” Ingrid Flores is delighted to add a new country to her map of events. She is the coordinator of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). It is organized every year by BirdsCaribbean. Partners across the …

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Gaiac tree, St. Maarten. Image credit: Mark Yokoyama.
Climate Change

Caribbean must rise to the resilience challenge

Speaking at the recently held Americas Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, Andria Grosvenor of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), along with other regional experts, called for countries to learn from the experiences of the 2017 hurricane season and to seize opportunities to strengthen national and regional resilience: The …

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Cannabis farm, Jamaica. Image: Cannabis Pictures

Jamaica moving “aggressively” to gain access to world medical marijuana markets

Jamaica’s minister with responsibility for agriculture has indicated his commitment to the development of the country’s medical marijuana industry: Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says he will be moving to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in the growing global medical cannabis industry. Jamaica has …

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