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St Lucia, New Zealand Sign Agreement on Geothermal Energy

September 3, 2014 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's geothermal energy push is gaining steam. The government has signed an agreement with the government of New Zealand on a partnership aimed at providing "key technical assistance to support geothermal exploration, and help define the prospects for advancing geothermal development in Saint Lucia," it said in more...

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Can This Transform the Caribbean?

September 2, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Ivan Browne Op-Ed Contributor In the immortal words of Montserratian singer/songwriter, Arrow, the Caribbean is “…feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” And, that’s a good thing. With a little help from Mother Nature, the islands of the Caribbean are learning to harness the power of high temperature geothermal energy beneath the earth’s surface. In an effort more...

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St Lucia Sustainable Development Minister Heads to Samoa

August 28, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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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. The conference aims to determine how much progress has been made since the Barbados more...

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US Virgin Islands Joining Caribbean Conservation Initiative

August 20, 2014 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journals staff The United States Virgin Islands has officially endorsed the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Governor John de Jongh announced. The CCI, which was launched in 2008 with support from the Nature Conservancy, aims to promote greater regional leadership in protecting the Caribbean's coastlines and more...

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Nevis to Partner With US Company on Waste-to-Energy Plant, Solar Farm

August 17, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis's government is planning to partner with United States-based company Omni-Alpha, LLC on the development of a waste-to-energy plant. The move was announced by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Nevis Electricity Company. The plant will more...

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Paradisus Resorts on Green Push

August 13, 2014 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International's Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: reducing its carbon footprint, decreasing water consumption, minimizing environmental more...

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Jamaica, Brazil Sign Agreement on Water Resources Management

August 12, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the signing ceremony in Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Brazil have signed an agreement to strengthen the former's water resources management. The $98,000 contract was signed last week by Jamaica's Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister Robert Pickersgill and Brazil Ambassador to Jamaica Francisco Da Costa e more...

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Rethinking Caribbean Tourism Education

August 6, 2014 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Ryan Peterson Op-Ed Contributor It is no secret that sustainable tourism is imperative to the wealth and wellness of Caribbean island economies. From ‘green’ to ‘eco’, ‘small’ to ‘slow’, ‘responsible’ to ‘resilient’, there is no shortage of ideas nor insights on sustainability adventures across our Caribbean ocean. Yet, despite entering our more...

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The Caribbean’s Most Vulnerable Coasts

August 5, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to the risks facing coastal nations, Caribbean countries are among the most vulnerable in the world, according to the Coasts at Risk index, which measures the risks such nations face around the world. The Coasts at Risk Index, developed by The Nature Conservancy, the Coastal Resources Center and the more...

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UN’s Ban: Costa Rica “Model Country” For Sustainable Development

August 4, 2014 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Costa Rica is a "model country" for sustainable development and the protection of human rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on his first official visit to the country last week. It was Ban's second-ever visit to the country, following a trip as South Korea's Foreign Minister in 2004. "You more...

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