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US Congress, Egyptian-Americans Share Concerns About Egypt's Election
Egyptians living abroad were in the middle of three days of voting Saturday in the country's presidential election. Incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is expected to beat his only challenger, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, the head of al-Ghad party, who had previously endorsed el-Sissi's candidacy. The election, set for March 26-28 within Egypt, has drawn attention from members of the U.S. Congress as well as Egyptian expatriates. This week, Democratic Representative Jim...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:54:21 -0400

Workers 'Chipping Away' to Extract Cars From Debris of Florida Bridge
Florida officials say two cars and three victims have been removed from the wreckage of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday over a busy highway, killing at least six people and flattening at least a half-dozen cars below. At a news conference Saturday, Miami-Dade Police Department Director Juan Perez said emergency workers were "chipping away" at the piles of debris at the site of the bridge, which was still under construction when it fell. "It's going to be...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:57:55 -0400

Fired FBI Official McCabe Kept Memos on Dealings With Trump
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who had been criticized publicly for months by President Donald Trump and was fired late Friday by the attorney general, has kept detailed memos of his interactions with the president, according to media reports Saturday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe, who had been with the FBI for more than 20 years, just two days before he was to retire. Sessions cited reports by the Justice Department inspector general and the FBI that found...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:30:01 -0400

US Senators Pledge Help to Iranian Group Seeking End to Iran's Islamist Rule
Two U.S. senators - one Republican and one Democrat - have pledged greater support for a U.S.-based Iranian-American group that calls for replacing Iran’s Islamist leadership with a democratic, secular government. Republican Senator John Boozman and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin spoke to the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) on Thursday, as the group held an annual luncheon to celebrate the Nowruz holiday, or Persian New Year, at the Russell Senate Office Building. In...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:25:51 -0400

Analysts Predict Tougher Stance on Iran, North Korea Under Pompeo
With Rex Tillerson’s abrupt firing as U.S. secretary of state Tuesday, the focus is now on President Donald Trump’s choice to take his place, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and what this change would mean for U.S. foreign policy. “He had a lot of ‘face time’ with President Trump. He impressed Trump, is a loyalist. So you’ll have a loyal foreign policy out of the State Department,”  Ariel Cohen of the Atlantic Council said. “You also have somebody with an intelligence and military...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:53:53 -0400

Trump Signs Taiwan Travel Act
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed legislation that encourages U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their counterparts and vice versa, a move that has angered China. The president signed the Taiwan Travel Act late Friday. Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Saturday that the self-ruled island’s government would “continue to uphold the principles of mutual trust and mutual benefit to maintain close contact and communication with the U.S.” U.S. and Taiwan officials already travel...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:17:09 -0400

Afghan Interpreter Injured in Attack in Oregon
Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces. Now he is in a hospital, with part of his leg amputated after a man in Oregon hit Mohammadi with his car and then accelerated at him again. Perry George Nicolopoulos was indicted late Thursday on 16 charges, including attempted murder, in the attack in Lincoln City, according to court records. Mohammadi’s wife and their year-old son narrowly escaped...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:47:47 -0400
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Expression of Interest for Technical Consultant for Green Climate Fund Readiness Grant
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICES TO STRENGTHEN THE NATIONAL DESIGNATED AUTHORITY (NDA) AND DEVELOP THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME STRATEGY TO ENGAGE GREEN THE CLIMATE FUND Institution: Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Country: Jamaica Project: Capacity building of Jamaica’s NDA and preparation of a Country Programme for engaging with … Continue reading

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:47:54 +0000

National Training Workshop on Climate Change Impacts Tools
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; November 24, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development and Immigration through the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) is hosting a national training on the Caribbean Weather Impacts … Continue reading

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:00:52 +0000

Energy Awareness Fair 2017 – RE-Thinking Energy: Shaping a Resilient Community
The Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities announces the hosting of Belize’s Energy Week 2017 during the week of November 19 -25 under the observance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)’s Energy Month 2017. The Energy Unit within the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities is hosting its 2017 Energy Awareness Fair … Continue reading

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:31:38 +0000

Request for Expression of Interest: Consultancy to conduct the Technical Feasibility Study for Transformation of the St. Kitts and Nevis’ Public Transport Sector to Electric Vehicles
The Department of the Environment (DOE) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources, Cooperatives, Environment and Human Settlements, has received grant funding from the Government of Italy under the Italy Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Partnership program to support implementation of the pilot project entitled: “Pilot Public School Bus Transportation System for St. Kitts Using Renewable Energy”. The project … Continue reading

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:58:19 +0000

First Meeting Between IAEA and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Takes Place
November 13, 2017  Senior representatives of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) visited the IAEA and its laboratories to discuss areas for cooperation with the Agency. The Center, based in Belize, was established in 2002 by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government and officially opened in August 2005. The CCCCC plays an important … Continue reading

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:56:02 +0000

GWP-C WACDEP Initiative on Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has embarked on a new initiative under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) called “Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean” which is being executed in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The initiative includes the development of a Caribbean Climate Resilience and Water Security Investment Framework and Financing Plan (CReWSIP) which … Continue reading

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:00:24 +0000

The Caribbean Science Series, Volume 1: 1.5 degree – New Findings on Implications for the Caribbean
Today, Monday, November 13, 2017, in Bonn, Germany at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s 23rd Conference of the Party (COP23), Caribbean leaders present new findings from the 1.5-degree Research into the implications of the Caribbean. Dr. Kenrick Leslie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) moderates the region’s side … Continue reading

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:50:41 +0000

PRESS RELEASE – “1 point 5 to stay alive”, the Caribbean speaks to the world at global Climate Change Conference
PRESS RELEASE – Bonn, Germany. 13 November 2017.  “1 point 5 to stay alive”, the Caribbean speaks to the world at global Climate Change Conference “1.5 is a matter of necessity,” said University of the West Indies’ Professor Michael Taylor, speaking at an event convened by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community … Continue reading

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:37:10 +0000

Confronting the 1.5 Degree Challenge and Accelerating NDC Implementation in the Caribbean
On Monday, November 13th at 1:15 pm, the region will host a side event on the 1.5 vs 2 degree paper prepared by Professor Michael Taylor of the University of West Indies, Mona Campus. Professor Taylor will be joined by high-level representatives, including members from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Community Climate … Continue reading

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:38:36 +0000

The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) launch and side events at COP23
The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) launch and side events at COP23: The adaptation side event “What is Excellence in Climate Adaptation?”, on Thursday 9 November at 3:00pm, (in COP23 Bonn Zone) The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation will launch on November 14th, at COP23 with an exclusive launch event. … Continue reading

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:28:54 +0000

High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November
PRESS RELEASE – (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on  21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This initiative is aimed at … Continue reading

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:38:47 +0000

Vacancy – Communications Specialist for the CLME+ Project
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) invites applications from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of CLME+ Communications Specialist with assigned duty station in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia where he / she will work with the CLME+ Project Coordination Unit. Full details of the position may be obtained by accessing the following … Continue reading

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:36:31 +0000

Vacancy – Project Development Specialists
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is seeking two (2) Project Development Specialists as it aims at ensuring improved proposals crafting for innovative, impactful and transformative projects that can qualify for bilateral or multilateral climate and/or developmental financing, inclusive of funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Estimated Timeline of Position: Two (2) years in the first instance with the … Continue reading

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:39:49 +0000
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