The Mangrove Problem

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 […]

Op-Ed: Restoring Haiti's Environment

By Stephane Vincent Op-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 […]


Haiti, Dominican Republic Sign Agreement on Environmental Protection

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 […]


Eastern Caribbean Environment Ministers to Meet in Anguilla

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 […]

The Caribbean's Greatest Challenge

By Zhivargo Laing CJ 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 […]

Trinidad Agrees on Environment Initiatives With European Union

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 […]


Montserrat Distributes iPads in Bid for Paperless Government

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 […]

Haiti's Martelly Urges Caribbean on Climate Change, Integration

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, […]

UN: Ecotourism Key to Fighting Poverty, Protecting Environment

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ecotourism can play a vital role in the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment, according to a United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted this week. The resolution, “Promotion […]


Haiti, Japan Talk Food Security

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Hideaki Domichi, vice president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Japan are eyeing increased cooperation in areas like the environment and food security, following talks in Tokyo […]

Haiti's Environment Monitors Get a Boost

Above: the ceremony in Port-au-Prince (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Environmental Monitoring Corps (CSE) received a boost last week with the distribution of 21 Polaris ATV vehicles. Environment Minister Joseph Ronald Toussaint said his office was “committed” […]

Jamaican Prime Minister Sets Up Committee to Clean Up Environment

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has set up an Inter-Ministerial Committee to develop a programme to push cleanup activities across the island nation. The committee will include an island-wide public education campaign focusing on […]


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