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Johanan Dujon. Image credit: Johanan Dujon
Agriculture
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Saint Lucian Johanan Dujon turns sargassum seaweed into organic fertilizer

Young Saint Lucia entrepreneur Johanan Dujon has started what has been described as “the Caribbean’s first indigenous agriculture biotech company“, turning sargassum seaweed into fertilizer. From Caribbean Beat: Last year, Dujon was a presenter at the Earth Optimism Summit organised by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The inaugural event …

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Image: via UNEP Young Champions website
Innovation

UNEP Young Champions of the Earth finalists announced: no Caribbean environmentalists on the shortlist

The United Nations Environment Programme recently announced the 35 regional finalists shortlisted for the 2020 Young Champions of the Earth award. Not for the first time, there are no Caribbean finalists for the award, which “aims to identify, support and celebrate outstanding individuals aged between 18 and 30 with big …

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Mayreau. Image: Edoardo Forneris.
General

Green Antilles link roundup: January 20, 2019

The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two thanks to erosion — The 300 or so people living on Mayreau are confronted with the real possibility that the sea will split their island in two, and destroy its world famous Salt Whistle Bay. The sliver of land that separates …

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Kemar Codrington and Mikhail Eversley of OASIS Laboratory. Image: courtesy OASIS Laboratory
Innovation
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Green Antilles interview: OASIS Laboratory

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with the entrepreneurial team of young scientists behind OASIS Laboratory. OASIS Laboratory is a Barbadian company manufacturing botanical, eco-friendly personal care products made with natural ingredients like breadfruit, tamarind, cinnamon, lemongrass, and sargassum seaweed.  The innovators behind OASIS Laboratory are Kemar Codrington (pictured above, left) …

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John "Ricky" Wilson. Image: courtesy Ricky Wilson
Interview

Green Antilles interview: Ricky Wilson

The first Green Antilles interview of 2019 is with John “Ricky” Wilson, a sustainable development professional who works mainly in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Ricky’s extensive experience in the fields of environment and disaster risk reduction includes project management, advocacy, negotiation, and conflict resolution. In all his work, he …

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Fishers in Barbados. Image: georg_neu
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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Fisher, Jamaica. Image: davidbaxendale.com
Fisheries

Jamaican fisherfolk recognised for their contribution to sustainable development

More news on fisherfolk celebrations from around the Caribbean, this time from the fishing community in Jamaica: New Fortress Energy (NFE) has joined the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (CCAM) Foundation in lauding the hard-working men and women of the fishing community …

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