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Op-Ed: Climate Change and the Caribbean

 By George Nicholson and Anastasia RamjagOp-Ed Contributors This debate surrounding our climate has polarized the world into two different groups for a long time; some theorists maintain that an intrinsic characteristic of climate is that it changes while a large …

The US Virgin Islands Is Making a New Push to Combat Climate Change

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is launching a new fight against the impact of climate change. Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed an executive order that provides for the launch of a territorial climate change initiative and …

Sean Penn Helps Launch New Climate Change Initiative in Haiti

 Penn, Hollande meet on initiative By Dana Niland CJ Contributor A major new climate initiative is coming to Haiti, led by Sean Penn and French officials. Representatives of the French and Haitian Governments including French President François Hollande met this …

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 What does luxury mean in the Caribbean? Is it tranquility? Is it sheer beauty? Is it service? What does luxury mean in the new travel era? Is there such  thing as “Caribbean” luxury? To find out, we talked to some of …

 The crossroads of business and climate By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved the $5 million Climate-Smart Agriculture Fund for Latin American and the Caribbean (CSAF), which aims to incentivize private sector investment in projects that …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency of …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor PERHAPS the question I get asked most frequently is about the economy and the prospects for it. One of the things I hate the most is when people engage you on the economy and ask about …

 Above: the launch ceremony in Kingston (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is slated to launch a $6 million climate change resilience project in the greater Kingston metropolitan area, the government announced this week. The project is called …

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project in Jamaica aims to plant 1 million new trees in the country in the next four years. The project by SCJ Holdings Limited, is being undertaken in partnership …

 Above: the JW Marriott in Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean region’s largest tourist destinations has a new time zone. Following two years of lobbying efforts, the Mexican state of Quintana Roo launched officially joined Eastern …

 Above: remnants of an old pier and mangrove being inundated by rising sea level at Grenville Bay, Grenada (Photo: Marjo Aho) By Vera AgostiniCJ Contributor A FEW weeks ago, I attended the Global Forum on Community Resilience in Cali, Colombia, hosted …

 Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s no secret that the Caribbean faces an existential threat when it comes to climate change. But a new project in St Vincent and the Grenadines is …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff The CARICOM Secretariat has begun the process of restructuring, according to Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. The reforms have already been instituted in corporate areas, human resource management, …

 Above: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing what has been a major stated priority of her administration, Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is urging regional leaders to give “serious consideration” to the development …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucian Minister Dr James Fletcher is urging CARICOM Heads of Government to step up their level of action on climate change issues. Fletcher, who is St Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development, …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor The word change has been used very loosely in recent decades to describe what must take place in Haiti. From the time Pope John Paul II famously uttered that things must change, during his only visit …