environment

Barbuda’s Marine Conservation Push

 Barbuda is celebrating the third anniversary of the creation of its marine sanctuaries. In 2014, the Barbuda Council established the marine reserves and no-net zones to protect and replenish the island’s marine environment. Three years ago, the council adopted a …

St. John’s Cinnamon Bay Has Big Green Plans

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Cinnamon Bay, the campground and resort located on Cinnamon Bay Beach on the island of St. John, has unveiled a 10-year environmental plan for the property’s future. With a system of environmental initiatives newly in place, …

Why Caribbean Marine Reserves Matter

 The importance of marine reserves in the region By Shenique SmithCJ Contributor Effectively managed marine managed areas in the Caribbean are life-sustaining for both people and wildlife. They protect critical habitats like coral reefs and mangroves. They harbor and nurture sharks, turtles …

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 By Kemit-Amon Lewis CJ Contributor Nesting sea turtles at The Nature Conservancy’s Jack and Isaac Bay Preserve on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands have been monitored since 1994 through beach patrols during nesting season, which occurs primarily in summer and …

 Major expansion of protected areas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is launching a major expansion of its marine protected areas. As part of its commitment under the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, the country has announced the creation of 15 …

 A new green push By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis is launching two major new environmental projects. The country’s Department of Environment has unveiled projects directed at conserving biodiversity and adapting to climate change in the twin-island federation. …

 Above photo: Tim Calver By Kimberly JohnCJ Contributor 1.      The Caribbean Sea is our ‘bread-and-butter’ and the main source of food and livelihoods for most of the region’s 41 million people. But, we also need protection from the sea’s relentless …

 By Deodat MaharajOp-Ed Contributor CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES face a variety of serious economic challenges which act as major impediments to their growth and development. The continued reliance on one major export product with associated vulnerability to economic shocks as well as natural …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about reducing …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The under-construction Courtyard By Marriott in Jamaica will be the country’s first-ever LEED-certified hotel. The Kingston hotel will also be the first-ever LEED certified building in Jamaica. LEED, which stands for …

 Above: mangroves  By the Caribbean Journal staff There are mangroves in 123 countries around the world, including across the Caribbean. These maritime forests store carbon, clean water, protect against erosion and even against extreme weather. But the world’s mangroves are …

 By Stephane VincentOp-Ed Contributor THERE IS a bit of irony in the fact that June 5, 2014, World Environment Day, fell on a Thursday. In the social media sphere, there is a popular hashtag, #ThrowbackThursday, also referred to as #TBT, …

 Above: Haitian and Dominican officials signing the agreement (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic have signed a memorandum of agreement to protect the environment of the island of Hispaniola. The agreement was signed during …

 Above: Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers of Environment and Sustainable Development from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States will meet in Anguilla next week. The meeting is the seventeenth annual conference of Environment Ministers from the region. Bentley …

 By Zhivargo LaingCJ Contributor WE FACE many challenges in the Caribbean, but we need to pay special attention to the region’s most serious challenge – employment. Many thousands of our people are unemployed.  Thousands more are under-employed.  And many thousands …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has signed a financing agreement for $10.67 million with the European Union for an environment programme. The funding, which was announced this week by Sustainable Development …

 Above: Montserrat By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Montserrat is continuing its distribution of Apple iPads to middle and senior managers as part of its stated plan for a “reduced paper environment.” Last year, Montserrat distributed 25 iPads …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti President Michel Martelly addressed the CARICOM Heads of Government summit Monday, calling for unified action on issues including climate change and free movement within the region. Martelly, …