Jenny Baboolal is going green for Toronto Carnival

Jenny Baboolal is going green for Toronto Carnival

By Stephen Weir Photographer and long-time film maker Jenny Baboolal will be talking about her environmental concerns around carnival celebrations at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival this year. The launch traditionally held at Nathan Phillips Square usually attracts 5,000 to 10,000 fans who are interested in the Carnival Arts. The parade can attract up to a […]

Five Caribbean destinations achieve marine protection goals ahead of schedule

Five Caribbean destinations achieve marine protection goals ahead of schedule

ST JOHNS, Antigua – Five Caribbean countries and territories were recognized for their early achievement of the ambitious marine protection target they committed to when joining the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI). The CCI 20-by-20 Conservation Goal challenges members to conserve and manage at least 20 percent of their marine and coastal environment by 2020. The […]

EU British Virgin Islands on climate issue

EU British Virgin Islands on climate issue

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands  – The European Union has signed a financing agreement for two million euros (US$2.2 million) with the British Virgin Islands (BVI), as a special measure in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The programme, to be implemented by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), comes in support of the Government’s ongoing […]

Grenada Disaster Preparedness organization launched in Toronto ahead of 2019 Hurricane Season

Grenada Disaster Preparedness organization launched in Toronto  ahead of 2019 Hurricane Season

By Nicole Georges A “committed group”  from the Grenadian diaspora has launched a new organization, the Grenada Disaster Preparedness Toronto Committee (GDPT), just ahead of the anticipated 2019 Hurricane Season. The launch was held at the Tropicana Community Centre  in Scarborough on Friday. GDPT Chairman, Unison Joseph, said the  GDPT was formed initially from a […]

UWI to become world’s first climate smart study institute

UWI to become world’s first climate smart study institute

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The University of the West Indies (UWI) is to become the world’s first climate smart study university offering degrees and certificates at all levels, the Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced  last week. Sir Hilary, addressing the UWI Mona Campus Council meeting, said that discussions have already been held with representatives […]

CARICOM aims to create world’s first climate resilient region

CARICOM aims to create world’s first  climate resilient region

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– With the Bahamas and Dominica which were hit hard by hurricanes in September both aiming to be the world’s first climate resilient nations, the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has a similar goal. CARICOM’s incoming chairman, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse says it’s aiming to create the first climate resilient region in the world. “The […]