environment

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 …

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 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” …

 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 …

 Above: Jamaican Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson (centre) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Foreign Minister Sen. AJ Nicholson is lobbying for support on a major island-wide cleanup project. The plan aims to enhance Jamaica’s position as a location …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada and Japan held their latest round of talks on environmental matters, with Japanese Ambassador for Civil Society Akira Yamada meeting Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert. It was Gilbert’s first official engagement as Environment Minister following …