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  • Photo of Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Barbados to organise meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    The XXII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean will take place on 18-19 January 2021, and will address the pressing environmental issues of the region, opportunities for green recovery, and urgent actions for nature in the next decade to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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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 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 Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    (CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). At the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October, 2018, the ministers approved the protocol to the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

    Caribbean To Fight For IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C Temperature Rise

    (Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The document will come up for approval at next week’s plenary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Incheon, Korea. “It is a very big deal.…

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  • Photo of Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

    Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk

    Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe are under a Tropical Storm Warning and St. Vincent and the Grenadines under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Kirk churns its way towards the Eastern Caribbean. Kirk which was earlier this week downgraded to a Tropical depression has regained strength and is currently packing winds of 45 miles-per-hour (75 km/h). At…

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  • Photo of Tourism Congress to address theme of building resilience in tourism sector

    Tourism Congress to address theme of building resilience in tourism sector

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (March 12, 2018) – When the XXIV Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism opens on Wednesday, March 21 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, one of the key areas for presentations and discussions will be the matter of building resilience in the Tourism sector in the Americas. In the latter months of 2017, the hemisphere of the Americas received a…

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  • Photo of PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

    PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

    Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said a collaborative approach is needed to realize the government’s idea of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world. Speaking at a government-organized National Rebuilding and Economic Partnership Consultation on Monday, Skerrit said the government cannot do it alone. “Maria has placed even sharper focus, not only on the need to build…

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  • Photo of Dominica hurricane damage survey likely to help reduce disaster risk worldwide

    Dominica hurricane damage survey likely to help reduce disaster risk worldwide

    The biggest natural disaster to ever hit the Caribbean island of Dominica is now likely to provide guidelines for reducing the risk globally of disaster from hurricanes. Scientists led by disaster expert Dr. Richard Teeuw, of the University of Portsmouth, are surveying the damage to Dominica’s landscape, infrastructure and communities following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Dominica…

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