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Plastics for recycling. Image: Lisa.
Solid waste

Private sector promotes recycling in the USVI

The St. John Source reports on how one business in the US Virgin Islands is partnering with non-governmental organisations and concerned citizens to encourage recycling:  When Plaza Extra owner Wille Hamed moved to St. Thomas from St. Croix in 1993, the Bovoni landfill was flat. “Now it’s 2018, and the …

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St. Eustatius landscape. Image: Pieter Edelman
Biodiversity

Vacancy: Environmental Project Manager, St Eustatius

St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) and environmental consultancy company Mac & Field are looking for a suitably qualified person to manage an urban reforestation project: Do you have several years of experience within the field of environmental project management? Do you have strong social skills, not afraid to get your …

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Training participants. Image: via Loop Cayman
Agriculture

Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture delivers training in use and handling of pesticides

Loop Cayman reports that 22 people recently benefited from training in the safe use and handling of pesticide products: Twenty-two individuals recently completed the Department of Agriculture’s (DoA) “Safe Use and Handling of Pesticide Products” course. To date almost 300 persons have received training through the programme which began in …

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Turks and Caicos seascape. Image: Ben Saren
Biodiversity

Training in enforcement for marine protected areas in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Media release —  Fisheries, Marine and Conservation Officers from Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) recently completed a law enforcement training workshop. Nineteen participants took part in a training to enhance the enforcement of marine protected areas (MPAs). The week-long workshop was held in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands from 24 …

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Jamaica iguana. Image: Tomás Del Coro
Biodiversity

Volunteers wanted: Jamaican Iguana research

The International Iguana Foundation is looking for volunteers to track Jamaican iguanas (Cyclura collei): The International Iguana Foundation is seeking two motivated undergraduate, or preferably graduate students, interested in radio-tracking Jamaican Iguanas or the invasive mammals that are the primary threat to the iguanas, in Jamaica. These data will be …

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Caribbean Sea, Carriacou. Image: Vlad Podvorny.
Oceans

Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project to stimulate development of the blue economy in the Eastern Caribbean

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is implementing the recently launched Caribbean Regional Oceanscape project, which aims to strengthen integrated oceans management in the Eastern Caribbean: The Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), administered by the World Bank, and is being implemented by the Organisation …

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Solar Panel Array. Image: David Goehring.
Energy

Cayman Islands to embark on a “radical” renewable energy transformation

The Cayman Islands Journal reports on plans to transform Cayman’s energy sector, moving from 5% renewable energy to 70% in just twenty years: Cayman’s energy market will need to see a radical transformation over the next two decades to meet the ambitious goals outlined in the first National Energy Policy …

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