St Kitts-Nevis PM Harris meets former PM Jean Chrétien

St Kitts-Nevis PM Harris meets former PM Jean Chrétien

St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris held a very productive and constructive bilateral meeting last at the United Nations in New York with Jean Chrétien, who served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1993 to 2003. Prime Minister Chrétien was acting as an emissary for Canada’s current Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, who […]

St Lucia’s Allen Chastanet talks climate change in Geneva

St Lucia’s Allen Chastanet talks climate change in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – On Monday 9 September 2019, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia The Hon. Allen Chastanet began an official visit to the United Nations (UN) Office and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. Prime Minister Chastanet was received by the Director General of the UN Office in Geneva, Her Excellency Dr. Tatiana Valvoya; […]

Guyana signs pact to protect Amazon forest

Guyana signs pact to protect Amazon forest

  Guyana joined six fellow Amazonian countries last Friday in Letecia, Colombia to sign a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical forest. Signed at a time when the Amazon is under threat from fires, the pact aims to coordinate disaster response and satellite monitoring, the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana said. Minister […]

Climate science and the Caribbean voice

By David Jessop  In the last few days new evidence has been published suggesting that scientists are now 99 per cent certain that human activity is causing global warming. As if to validate this, temperatures in parts of Northern Europe spiked in the last week of July  at 44.9C (113F), breaking records and confirming changing […]

Five confirmed dead as Dorian pounds Bahamas

Five confirmed dead as Dorian pounds Bahamas

NASSAU, The Bahamas  – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has confirmed at least five deaths in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas in what he described as a “historic tragedy”. The dead include an eight-year-old boy who drowned as his family tried to relocate from their home in Abaco, as Hurricane Dorian passed over the […]

Exxon talks oil with Guyanese community in Toronto

Exxon talks oil with Guyanese community in Toronto

By Jasminee Sahoye Canadians of Guyanese heritage want to know about Exxon Mobil’s plans should there be an oil spill during their oil production operations in Guyana. This was among a number of questions posed to the company’s executives during a Town Hall on Guyana’s Oil and Gas Development, organized by the Canadian Council for […]

UN head sees devastating impact of Sargassum on St Lucia

UN head sees devastating impact of Sargassum on St Lucia

António Guterres was among some very distinguished guests invited to participate in the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting held in Saint Lucia. And Dr Gale T. C. Rigobert, Minister with responsibility for Sustainable Development and Parliamentary Representative for Praslin, used the opportunity for him to witness firsthand the impact the stinking seaweed is having on […]

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

A cross-section of Dominican-Canadians has launched the Security Awareness of Emergencies in Dominica to address disaster preparedness and relief for the Commonwealth of Dominica.  SAFE-D (Canada) group represents a non-partisan approach to disaster preparedness, according to the group’s Executive Director Frances Delsol. “Regardless of your political affiliations, your religious affiliations, your personal affiliations, I think […]