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 …

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 …

St. Vincent and the Grenadines PM, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves and EU Ambassador, Her Excellency, Daniela Tramacere at the opening of the Park. Image: via CARICOM Today.
Agriculture

Greenhouse park opened in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A European Union-funded greenhouse park was recently opened in St. Vincent at the Grenadines: St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and European Union (EU) Ambassador, Daniela Tramacere, on 25 June opened the Montreal Greenhouse Park which was financed at a cost of EC$4.7 million under the EU’s …

Landscape, Barbados. Image: OakleyOriginals
Agriculture

FAO, Mexico to assist Caribbean countries with climate resilient agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the government of Mexico have established a fund to help fourteen Caribbean countries leverage additional financial support to make their agricultural systems more climate resilient: Fourteen countries from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have agreed to boost their resilience and …

Volcanic crater, St. Vincent. Image: SVG Ministry of National Security via International Renewable Energy Agency
Energy

St. Vincent and the Grenadines geothermal facility expected to start operation in 2021

After some delays, drilling for a 10MW geothermal project in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is expected to start next year: The commercial operation date for the geothermal power plant planned for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean is now set for around June 2021, some three years …

Coral Reef Early Warning System. Image via: Caribbean News Service
Biodiversity

Coral reef early warning systems deployed in the Eastern Caribbean

As part of a Climate Change Adaptation Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development, coral reef early warning systems (CREWS) are being deployed in the waters of Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and other countries of the eastern Caribbean: Access to local marine data has always …

Petit Saint Vincent.
Biodiversity

Video: The coral gardeners of Petit Saint Vincent

A coral restoration project is underway on the private island of Petit St. Vincent in the Grenadines. The Philip Stephenson Foundation and CLEAR Caribbean have partnered with local staff and communities to work on raising Elkhorn corals, restore reefs, and protect marine life, giving nature a chance to recover and …