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    Today is World Environment Day

    (Caribbean Public Health Agency Press Release) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recognises World Environment Day as a time to call to action all governments and citizens of CARPHA Member States to do their part to safeguard Caribbean Biodiversity through: legislation and enforcement, sustainable development, an end to all types of pollution, use of best practices in agriculture, manufacturing, and…

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of Value of Early Warning Systems to the Region highlighted at Climate Change Conference

    Value of Early Warning Systems to the Region highlighted at Climate Change Conference

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been highlighting the importance of early warning systems to the hurricane prone region, at COP 24 – the Climate Change Conference taking place in Katowice, Poland. The CARICOM Secretariat’s Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr Douglas Slater joined an international panel discussion at the Conference on Tuesday to address the question, “After the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

    CARICOM Secretariat to launch state of biological diversity report in Egypt

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is set to launch, internationally, the recently released study report on the state of biodiversity management in the Caribbean. The report will be launched in Egypt on 23 November to an international audience at a United Nations Environment (UN Environment) event, on the side-lines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological…

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  • Photo of Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    Green Climate Fund affirms its partnership with CDB

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Caribbean Region. The signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) took place on the margins of the Green Climate Fund’s Caribbean Structured Dialogue meeting in Grenada, and which brought…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

    CARICOM Secretariat releases biodiversity management ‘report card’

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has recorded a significant milestone with the release of a report on the state of biodiversity management in the Region. The report examines how CARICOM Member States have progressed in meeting their commitments under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Titled: The State of Biodiversity in the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Statement by Prime Minister Rowley: Government Leading Rescue and Relief Mission

    Statement by Prime Minister Rowley: Government Leading Rescue and Relief Mission

    I have been receiving timely updates from the relevant Government agencies responsible for spearheading the ongoing rescue operations as well as those coordinating relief efforts in the communities affected by severe flooding. Throughout the night and into this morning the men and women of our protective services and the various Regional Corporations have been working diligently on the ground to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

    CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway to CARICOM noting that the appointment strengthens “already good” relations and signals a new chapter in a long standing friendship with the Kingdom of Norway. Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad presented her Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General at the Headquarters…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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  • Photo of Haiti struck by deadly earthquake

    Haiti struck by deadly earthquake

    (BBC) At least 10 people have been killed by an earthquake that struck off the north of Haiti, officials say. The magnitude 5.9 quake was one of the strongest to hit the Caribbean nation since a major tremor in 2010 killed more than 200,000 people. Several buildings are reported to have been destroyed. President Jovenel Moise has urged people to…

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