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Tue, 23 May 2017 08:41:46 -0400en-gbCOMMONWEALTH | Global Businesses using Climate Change for Investments
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 19, CMC – Some multinational companies are beginning to benchmark national commitment to climate change resilience as part of decision-making when it comes to locations for new investments.
]]>EnvironmentFri, 19 May 2017 18:41:02 -0400CARIBBEAN | Climate change, flooding, threaten 4.2 million people in Caribbean and Pacific islands
BELIZE CITY, Belize, May 19, CMC – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.
]]>EnvironmentFri, 19 May 2017 17:35:04 -0400TRINIDAD | Venezuelan companies accuse Trinidad of oil spill – demanding compensation
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 16, CMC -Sixty one non governmental organization’s (NGO) in Venezuela have have blamed the state owned oil company Petrotrin for the presence of crude oil residue found on the shores of the tourist island, Margarita.
]]>EnvironmentTue, 16 May 2017 23:53:43 -0400GUYANA | Brazilian Army to begin drilling wells on Brazil/Guyana border
GEORGETOWN, Guyana,May 13, CMC -Guyana’s Ambassador to Brazil, George Talbot says the Brazilian Army will be drilling several wells in the South Rupununi and the scoping of the area has already taken place.
]]>EnvironmentSat, 13 May 2017 23:28:53 -0400CAYMAN ISLANDS | Conservation group urged to ban importation of invasive lion fish
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 7, CMC – The Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL), has urged the National Conservation Council to implement a ban on importing the invasive lion fish.
]]>EnvironmentMon, 08 May 2017 19:41:06 -0400CARIBBEAN | Cruise line ordered to pay millions for illegal dumping, falsifying records
MIAMI, Apr. 23, CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Caribbean cruise line has been ordered to pay a US$40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to conceal the discharges.
]]>EnvironmentMon, 24 Apr 2017 06:07:28 -0400GUYANA | Fact finding team to investigate river pollution from gold mining
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr. 19, CMC – A fact finding team has been deployed to investigate reports of environmental degradation due to gold mining activities in the communities of Puruni and Mazaruni , to the southwest of here.
]]>EnvironmentThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:40:07 -0400BVI | Bill passed for visitors to pay US$10 in environmental levy
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Apr. 19, CMC – All visitors to the British overseas territory, the Virgin Islands, will soon be required to pay US$10 in an environmental tax.
]]>EnvironmentWed, 19 Apr 2017 23:34:49 -0400JAMAICA | Gov't to Benefit from Japan-Funded Energy Project
KINGSTON, April 13, 2017 - Jamaica is among four Caribbean countries that will benefit from the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) implementation of a J$348.9-million (¥300-million/US$2.7-million) grant-funded energy efficiency project in the region.
]]>EnvironmentFri, 14 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0400GUYANA | Gov't seeking to sign EU forest agreement
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 12, CMC – Guyana Wednesday said it would be sending a delegation to Belgium to finalise negotiations on the European Union-Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (EU-FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA).
]]>EnvironmentWed, 12 Apr 2017 20:49:28 -0400JAMAICA | Jamaica Moves 74 Places up on the Global Energy Index
KINGSTON, April 9, 2017 - Jamaica has moved 74 places up on the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Architecture Performance Index.
]]>EnvironmentSun, 09 Apr 2017 22:52:00 -0400JAMAICA | Prime Minister Lauds Local Investor Support for Renaissance Project
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 9, 2017 – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has lauded local investors and other stakeholders for supporting the US$330 million Renaissance Project which entails the construction of a 190 megawatt power plant at Old Harbour Bay in the central parish of St. Catherine.
]]>EnvironmentSun, 09 Apr 2017 22:36:49 -0400HAITI | Civil society groups against mining in Haiti
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Apr 4, CMC – Civil society organisations here have called on the new Haitian government to abandon plans for allowing for the exploitation of metal mining in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.
]]>EnvironmentTue, 04 Apr 2017 12:41:58 -0400GUYANA | Commission to undertake project to map Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 1, CMC – The Geological Service Division of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) says it will be undertaking several initiatives across the country aimed at mapping Guyana’s mineral deposit.
]]>EnvironmentSat, 01 Apr 2017 18:36:37 -0400GUYANA | Gov't committed to development of oil and gas sector
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar. 30, CMC – President David Granger has reiterated his government’s commitment to the development of the country’s oil and gas sector, promising that there will be an atmosphere of transparency and trust.
]]>EnvironmentThu, 30 Mar 2017 22:41:43 -0400ST. LUCIA | Project on seaweed to be showcased at US institute
CASTRIES, St Lucia , Mar 30, CMC -A project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC next month.
]]>EnvironmentThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:54:40 -0400CARIBBEAN | Jamaica to host launch of regional project to develop energy efficiency building code
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 22, CMC – A regional project team (RPT), established to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), will be launched in Jamaica, next week.
]]>EnvironmentWed, 22 Mar 2017 21:18:02 -0400GRENADA | CDB to fund Grenada's geothermal energy project
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing Grenada with a US$231,630 grant to help the island build its capacity for planning and implementation of its geothermal energy development roadmap.
]]>EnvironmentWed, 22 Mar 2017 18:17:04 -0400GUYANA | Mexico,Guyana sign agreement to develop oil and energy sector
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 17, CMC – Guyana has signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Mexico to build capacity within the country’s emerging oil and gas sector
]]>EnvironmentFri, 17 Mar 2017 13:03:06 -0400TRINIDAD | T&T hoping for new gas agreement with Venezuela in July
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 16, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday said it hoped a new gas agreement signed with Venezuela earlier this week would come on stream as early as July to avert further closure of energy plants at Point Lisas in Central Trinidad.