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St Kitts and Nevis Launches Pair of New Environmental Projects

 A new green push By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis is launching two major new environmental projects. The country’s Department of Environment has unveiled projects directed at conserving biodiversity and adapting to climate change in the twin-island federation. ... [ Read More ]

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Dominica Is Upgrading Its Seismic Network

 Dominica enhancing earthquake monitoring By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Dominica is launching a $40 million upgrade to its seismic network. The project intends to reduce the island’s vulnerability to natural hazards – in this case, specifically, earthquakes– and the effects of ... [ Read More ]

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Jamaica’s $236 Million Green Energy Transformation

 The island goes green By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is going green in a big way, according to Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell. Indeed, there are a number of green energy projects either underway or set to launch on the ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Medellin By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Colombia has embarked on a significant new green building initiative. The plan to promote efficiency in water and energy use in new buildings is now receiving praise abroad, from both the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and ... [ Read More ]

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Turks and Caicos Islands has joined several other territories in adopting a Sustainable Energy Roadmap at the recent inaugural Summit of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT). The OCT Roadmap addresses key strategies and actions ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Barbados (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is visiting Barbados for the 2015 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, has commended Caribbean states for their initiatives towards ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia is is continuing to work to strengthen its renewable energy and conservation efforts across the island through a variety of sustainability projects. One of the initiatives is the Disaster ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Belize By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Belize has signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to join the Ten Island Challenge, a partnership initiative between Carbon War Room (CWR) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The move signals the ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: former US President Bill Clinton By the Caribbean Journal staff The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute have announced an official partnership aimed at promoting green energy in the Caribbean region. The partnership will combine ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the Cooper Island Beach Club (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell COOPER ISLAND — It’s just before twilight and the sea is silver. There are barrels in the sand and a table in the water. On Cooper Island, ... [ Read More ]

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 Who is a green person in the Caribbean? It’s someone who is doing his or her part to help the environment — from conservation to renewable energy. And for Earth Day 2015, we decided to put together a list of ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: US President Barack Obama in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on ... [ Read More ]

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mike Velthaus from HIllsdale, New Jersey, who sent in this beautiful shot while waiting for the green flash at Basil’s in Mustique. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Aruba By Julia RenfroCJ Contributor ORANJESTAD – Is Aruba the Caribbean’s greenest island? The Dutch Caribbean island has taken another big step in its effort to lead the world in carbon footprint reductions and to be an example to ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany’s government has agreed to provide just under $1.6 million in funding to support reforms in Grenada’s energy sector. The funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the new greenhouse at the St Kitts Eco-Park By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially opened what is believed to be the largest greenhouse in the Caribbean. The 24-metre-tall, 14,000-square-foot greenhouse is part of the ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge. Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing and Carbon ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Samoa By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Dr James Fletcher will be visiting Samoa for the upcoming third International UN Small Island Developing States Conference. Fletcher’s visit will be financed by the government of Taiwan. ... [ Read More ]