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In Nevis, fishers are essential to the success of marine protected areas

Nevis jetty and boat

The Nevis Island Administration has emphasized that fisherfolk play a vital role in the management of marine protected areas: The successful establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in Nevis depended on the full cooperation of the island’s fishers. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Cooperatives on Nevis Dr. Kelvin Daly expressed that […]

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FAO’s Caribbean coordinator: it’s important to show youth the possibilities in agriculture

Speaking recently in St. Kitts, FAO Sub-regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Mrs. Florita Kentish, spoke of the importance of promoting agriculture as a viable career path for young people: Mrs. Florita Kentish, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean is promoting agriculture as a profession in which young people can make a […]

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Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states

Small Island Developing States Awards 2013

The Ashden Awards are seeking enterprises and programs who: • Increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. • Bringing economic and social benefits while demonstrably cutting CO2 emissions. • Using approaches that can expand or be replicated across small island developing states. This includes activities related to: • Greening the electricity grid. […]

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St.Kitts, September 14-15: Third Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition

The National Broadcatsing Corporation of St.Kitts and Nevis announces the Third Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition to be held September 14-15th in Basseterre, St.Kitts : Presentations from leading experts on topics including the development of geothermal energy, mechanisms for funding investment in renewable energy, electricity systems integration and energy access solutions for developing countries […]

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Leatherback turtle travels from St.Kitts to Massachusetts

SKN Vibes reports on the incredible journey of a leatherback turtle from the coast of St.Kitts in the Caribbean Sea to the shores of Massachusetts in the North Atlantic Ocean: A female leatherback sea turtle bearing flipper tags WC 2551 on the left and WC 2507 on the right was captured August 9th, 2012 off […]

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Marine turtle conservation makes history in Nevis

ZIZ National Broadcasting Corporation reports on the successful tag and release of a green sea turtle in Nevis this week. Wildlife conservationists, guests and staff of the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis looked on and cheered on Neve, a 350-pound Green sea turtle as she made her way back to the Caribbean Sea on July 23rd […]

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Good Fishing Practices Workshop to be held in Kingstown, St.Vincent July, 25-27

Anguilla News reports on the good fishing practices workshop being held next week in Kingstown, St.Vincent: In an effort to advance best practices in fisheries management and development across the wider Caribbean, fisheries officials from 6 member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will converge for a special technical meeting at the Conference […]

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Renewable energy off to a sluggish start

Christiana Sciaudone of Recharge news reports on challenges facing renewable energy development in the Caribbean: Caribbean islands are likely to suffer greatly at the hands of climate change. But their progress towards adopting renewable energy has been sluggish, even if the mission to be free from dependency on expensive fossil fuels is politically desirable and […]

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CARICOM Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) negotiation training gets positive feedback

The CARICOM Secretariat reports on the MEA workshop, which ended on Friday, 1 June, in St Kitts and Nevis: Nearly 40 regional junior environmental negotiators benefited from a five-day comprehensive training program, designed to strengthen their skills in negotiating Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). The workshop was organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat with support […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis hosts training in environmental agreement negotiation

Flag of St. Kitts and Nevis

Participants from more than a dozen Caribbean countries are in St. Kitts for training in the negotiation of multilateral environmental agreements: A five–day training intervention for the Caribbean Region’s environmental negotiators opened in St. Kitts-Nevis on Monday, May 28, at the Ocean Terrace Inn, according to a CARICOM Secretariat news release. The workshop was organized […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]