Caribbean security: the bigger picture

Caribbean security: the bigger picture

  By David Jessop In mid-November, a little noticed virtual meeting took place. It considered in the round the security threats that the Caribbean will face in future. It pointed not just to the obvious in the form of the enemy within – those involved in criminality, organised crime, and corruption – but considered an […]

We’ve made lofty promises at COP26, now what?

We’ve made lofty promises at COP26, now what?

During his brief stay – about three days – at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau eagerly committed Canada to big promises to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Given how fraught the climate change and greenhouse emissions discussions are here in Canada, Mr. Trudeau is in a […]

Multilateralism and Cooperation must win to ensure world survival

Multilateralism and Cooperation must win to ensure world survival

  by Carlton Joseph The G20 summit on Climate Change ended last week with an agreement on climate that commits its member nations to end coal financing by the end of the year and aims to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  Caribbean Prime Ministers (PM), Jamaica’s Andrew Holness and Barbados’ […]

The pandemic has taught us that national solutions to global problems do not work

The pandemic has taught us that national solutions to global problems do not work

We come to Glasgow with global ambition to save our people and to save our planet. But we now find three gaps. On mitigation, climate pledges or NDCs – without more, we will leave the world on a pathway to 2.7 degrees, and with more, we are still likely to get to 2 degrees. These […]

Taiwan rescues St Lucia banana industry

Taiwan rescues St Lucia banana industry

Saint Lucia’s once-thriving banana industry – now a fraction of its capacity, struggling to maintain production, quality standards and revenue inflows, continues to receive much needed technical and financial support from Taiwan’s Technical Mission. Taiwan recently budgeted EC$3.2 million to Saint Lucia for the fiscal year 2021/2022, with EC$500,000 coming from the Banana Productivity Improvement […]

Caribbean Disaster Fighters campaign for disaster prevention and hurricane

Caribbean Disaster Fighters campaign for disaster prevention and hurricane

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), has partnered with SuperWorld, a virtual world in Augmented Reality (AR), for the first time, to release the NFT “Caribbean Disaster Fighters” collection. Caribbean Disaster Fighters is a campaign for disaster prevention and hurricane preparedness in the Caribbean region, developed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) […]

Three dead as hurricane Elsa batters Caribbean islands

Three dead as hurricane Elsa batters Caribbean islands

Tropical Storm Elsa has battered the southern coasts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, downing trees and blowing off roofs as it moved through the Caribbean, killing at least three people. A 15-year-old boy and a 75-year-old woman died in separate events in the Dominican Republic last Saturday after walls collapsed on them, while a […]

French Red Cross rushes flood relief to Guyana Over 30,000 households affected

French Red Cross rushes flood relief to Guyana  Over 30,000 households affected

The French Red Cross’ Regional Intervention Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean has rushed 9.45 tons of various items aboard a French military vessel, Dumont d’Urville, to Guyana to assist with flood relief, the French Embassy in Suriname. The mission said the consolidated “large donation” was dispatched to Guyana “considering the recent floods and […]

Tropical Storm Elsa forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Elsa forms in the Atlantic

  The fifth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season formed over the Atlantic early Thursday. Tropical Storm Elsa has sustained winds of 40 mph and is continuing its track westward at a quick pace of 25 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, […]

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