Bill Clinton visits Dominica. Image credit: SkerritR @ Twitter
Energy

Bill Clinton: Caribbean could “lead the world” in clean power

During a recent visit to Dominica, former US president Bill Clinton said that he believes that Dominica, and the Caribbean could become a global benchmark for renewable energy development: Former United States president Bill Clinton Tuesday said Caribbean countries could lead the global initiative for developing cleaner energy, reducing the threat …

Bouillante geothermal plant, Guadeloupe. Image © OECS.
Energy

Geothermal energy “holds real promise” for the Eastern Caribbean

In an article on the London School of Economics website, Judith Ephraim of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, writes about the prospects for geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean region: Though there is currently just one operational geothermal plant in the Caribbean, on the French island …

Flying fish. Image credit: John Cobb.
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 …

Collecting soil samples in Dominica. Image via Dominica Vibes.
Agriculture

Soil mapping project begins in Dominica

Earlier this month, agencies in Dominica began work on a project to develop a national soil map: The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)/Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) under the Ministry of Health and Environment, held the inaugural mission for the commencement of the …

Dominican farmer. Image credit: scottmontreal
Agriculture

Farmers in Dominica to benefit from World Bank funded hurricane recovery grant

Over 3000 farmers in Dominica will benefit from grants to assist them in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Maria: The government of Dominica, through the Ministry of Agriculture has signed an agreement with the Dominica Agricultural and Industrial (AID) Bank for seven million US dollars to assist farmers following …

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Hazardous Substances and Waste

International Atomic Energy Agency building Caribbean capacity to manage radioactive sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in partnership with the US Department of Energy, has been providing guidance and support to six Caribbean countries to enable them to better manage radiation sources: Through an ongoing regional technical cooperation project, and in partnership with the United States Department of Energy (US …

Hurricane Maria destruction on Dominica. Image credit Tanya Holden/DFID
Climate Change

Post-hurricane, what does it mean to “build back better” in Dominica?

After the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, we heard a lot about the need for the Caribbean to “build back better”. In this article for IPS News, Desmond Brown explores some perspectives from Dominica on what that might mean: “We certainly did not act fast enough …