Environment

Bill Clinton Is Making a New Green Push in the Caribbean Region

 Above: former US President Bill Clinton By the Caribbean Journal staff The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute have announced an official partnership aimed at promoting green energy in the Caribbean region. The partnership will combine …

This is the Coolest (And Greenest) Hotel in the British Virgin Islands

 Above: the Cooper Island Beach Club (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell COOPER ISLAND — It’s just before twilight and the sea is silver. There are barrels in the sand and a table in the water. On Cooper Island, …

12 People Who are Making the Caribbean a Greener Place

 Who is a green person in the Caribbean? It’s someone who is doing his or her part to help the environment — from conservation to renewable energy. And for Earth Day 2015, we decided to put together a list of …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: US President Barack Obama in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mike Velthaus from HIllsdale, New Jersey, who sent in this beautiful shot while waiting for the green flash at Basil’s in Mustique. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? …

 Above: Aruba By Julia RenfroCJ Contributor ORANJESTAD – Is Aruba the Caribbean’s greenest island? The Dutch Caribbean island has taken another big step in its effort to lead the world in carbon footprint reductions and to be an example to …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany’s government has agreed to provide just under $1.6 million in funding to support reforms in Grenada’s energy sector. The funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building …

 Above: the new greenhouse at the St Kitts Eco-Park By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has officially opened what is believed to be the largest greenhouse in the Caribbean. The 24-metre-tall, 14,000-square-foot greenhouse is part of the …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge. Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing and Carbon …

 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. …

 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, …

 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: …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board has approved a $6.4 million disbursement to St Vincent and the Grenadines, the organization announced Friday. The funding will be drawn from a Rapid …

 By Michael W Beck, PhDCJ Contributor TWO WEEKS ago, I was gunning the boat hard for the cut into Hatchet Bay, the “Safest Harbor” in the Bahamas. When I felt the cold air blast of a coming thunderstorm, I went full …

 By George Nicholson and Orissa ThomasOp-Ed Contributors TODAY, most people consider climate change to be a reality and not a myth. A result of this phenomenon, natural hazards have been identified as having crippling effects on many countries, particularly those already …