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Atlantis Paradise Island Launches New Marine Programs

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Atlantis Paradise Island megaresort on Paradise Island is expanding its marine programs to coincide with World Oceans Day. The new aquatic adventures include a five-day marine adventure summer camp; a twilight snorkel program that …

Belize Is Expanding Its Marine Protected Areas in a Big Way

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Belize will expand its network of no-take zones, a type of marine protected area, from three percent to over 10 percent by the end of 2018. The expanded areas are managed in accordance …

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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 A new program in Caribbean schools By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Sandals Foundation, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and CARIBSAVE (INSTASAVE Caribbean) have teamed up to launch an initiative called the Save Our Seas Program in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: St Croix By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands has won a federal grant to support a new marine research facility in St Croix. The $150,000 grant was awarded by the US Department of the Interior’s …