Brades, Montserrat. Image: via OECS Commission.
Climate Change

Montserrat hosts OECS Environment Ministers’ meeting

The fifth meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES 5) is currently underway in Montserrat. The meeting’s theme is Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change: Five major themes are on the agenda of COMES 5 that will gather Ministers …

Installation of solar photovoltaic power system on the public residence of the Governor-General, Government House, in Saint Lucia. Image: via OECS Commission
Energy

OECS Commission and Solar Head of State sign agreement for installation of solar PV power system on government buildings

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and Solar Head of State have signed a memorandum of understanding to catalyse the adoption of renewable energy to power public buildings in OECS member countries: The OECS Commission and Solar Head of State (SHOS), a non-profit association working with governments to …

Image via IUCN Caribbean
Climate Change
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Developing a climate change adaptation strategy for Montserrat’s fisheries sector

IUCN Caribbean media release — The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Housing, Lands and Environment (MATHLE) will be working with stakeholders from the public sector, civil society, including fisherfolk and their organisations, and the private sector to assess the vulnerability of Montserrat’s fisheries sector …

Montserrat shoreline. Image credit: Chuck Stanley
Employment/Volunteering

Vacancy: Fisheries Officer, Montserrat

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications for the position of Fisheries Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, and the Environment: Job Purpose Under the supervision of the Chief Fisheries and Ocean Governance Officer the Fisheries Officer provides evidence based technical advice and leadership support to the Fisheries …

Bouillante geothermal plant, Guadeloupe. Image © OECS.
Energy
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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 …

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) …