Marine biologist Angelique Braithwaite. Image: courtesy Angelique Brathwaite.
Biodiversity

Green Antilles interview: Angelique Brathwaite

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with marine biologist Angelique Brathwaite. Angelique is from Barbados, and splits most of her working time these days between her home country and France. Her passion is working with coral reefs, from the science to management to training divers to showing how to conduct underwater …

Caribbean Week of Agriculture
Agriculture

Event: Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018

Barbados is the host country for Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018, which starts today (October 8): During the week of October 8 to 12, 2018, the Government of Barbados will be hosting the fifteenth (15th) Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) under the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in …

BIOPAMA website
Biodiversity

Vacancy: Technical Assistant, Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme, IUCN

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is inviting applications for the post of Technical Assistant with the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme. The position is based in Barbados. The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme aims …

Megan Trotman. Image: courtesy Megan Trotman.
Interview
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Green Antilles interview: Megan Trotman

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with Megan Trotman, a young professional at the start of her environmental career. Megan, who grew up in Barbados, graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Environmental Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is is currently working as an intern at the University …

Simera Crawford. Image: courtesy of Simera Crawford.
Innovation
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Green Antilles interview: Simera Crawford

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with Simera Crawford. Simera is the executive founder of the Caribbean Environmental Management Bureau, and the mastermind behind BitEgreen, an enterprise that aims to transform waste management in Barbados by using gamification as an incentive to recycling. Please explain to Green Antilles readers what BitEgreen …

Suriname flowers. Image: Joost Beljon
Biodiversity

Regional biodiversity information portal launched

The Caribbean Biodiversity Information Portal was officially launched August 9, 2018 in Barbados. The Barbados Advocate reports: Speaking at the official launching ceremony … Assistant Curator of the Natural History Department at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Kerron Hamblin, revealed that the project was a year long regional project …

Hurricane damage, BVI. Image: Russell Watkins/DFID
Climate Change

Caribbean leaders call for President Trump to take climate change seriously

Caribbean leaders are trying to get the message across that climate change is a very real and present danger for the region. From Brinkwire:  Leaders from Caribbean islands are urging President Donald Trump to take climate change seriously before they disappear due to extreme weather conditions, according to reports.Hurricane season poses …