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Water and sanitation

After US Embassy alert, health officials in Barbados assure public that tap water is safe to drink

Last week the US Embassy in Barbados issued an alert to staff about the quality of tap water on the island. However, government officials categorically maintain that tap water in Barbados is safe to drink: A day after the United States Embassy sent out a health alert to its staff in Barbados, …

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Agriculture

Caribbean Development Bank supports apiculture in Guyana

Through training and other capacity building, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is contributing to the development of beekeeping in Guyana: There’s a new buzz in Guyana, which could help the government attain its development goals, and may boost entrepreneurship. Known in the agricultural sector for its sugar and rice, the Government …

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Drilling site of MON-3 geothermal well in Montserrat. Image source: Bastien Poux via thinkgeoenergy
Energy
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Geothermal is a key component of Montserrat’s energy strategy

Montserrat’s Minister with responsibility for Energy, Hon. Paul Lewis, is committed to making geothermal energy delivery a reality for the island: Hon Minister Lewis … stated that he is committed to bringing geothermal energy on stream for the island, and feels that the potential of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) …

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Biodiversity

Canadian conservationists call for more protection of the piping plover in its Caribbean wintering grounds

Cross-border conservation cooperation is essential for the preservation of migratory species like the piping plover, which spends summers in North America and winters in the Caribbean. Canada’s CBC News reports that Canadian conservationists want more protection of the plover in its winter habitats: It’s a mystery with enormous consequences for …

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Solid waste

As a result of youth advocacy, The Bahamas will ban plastic bags

As a result of youth advocacy by members of the Bahamas Plastic Movement, the Minister of Environment has promised to ban plastic bags: The Hon. Romauld Ferreira, The Bahamas’ Minister of Environment and Housing, recently announced a plan to ban plastic bags in The Bahamas. The announcement came after a youth …

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Energy

Event: Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference 2018

The 2018 Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference concluded yesterday (January 24) in Port of Spain. A leading Shell executive said that too much energy is wasted in T&T, and more consideration needs to be given to energy efficiency and use of renewable sources. In his feature address, Trinidad and Tobago …

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Fisheries

Eastern Caribbean countries participate in project to manage shared flyingfish fishery

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading several countries in projects to support sustainable management of the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery: Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the …

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