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UN Chief: Millions Live Under Shadow of DPRK Nuclear Threat
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres opened his first General Assembly gathering Tuesday warning that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are the world’s most serious challenge.   “Today proliferation is creating unimaginable danger, and disarmament is paralyzed,” Guterres said in New York.   “Millions of people live under a shadow of dread cast by the provocative nuclear and missile tests of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” the secretary-general said,...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:29:00 -0400

Protesters Make Good on Threat to Disrupt St. Louis Business
When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded.   The unrest that followed Friday's ruling closed large corporate offices, shut down restaurants and bars and even forced U2 to call off a concert that would have drawn 50,000 fans into the heart of the city. And protest organizers may not be done.   The demonstrations engulfed the...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:23:28 -0400

FEMA Isn't Relying on Trailers to House Hurricane Victims
The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it's not borrowing from its much-maligned Katrina playbook to rely on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. "We don't have enough FEMA trailers...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:43:03 -0400

US Current Account Deficit Hits $123.1 Billion
The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies. The deficit in the current account increased to $123.1 billion, up 8.5 percent from an imbalance of $113.5 billion in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the biggest deficit since a gap of $150 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008.   The current account is the...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:42:11 -0400

Melania Trump Threatens Lawsuit Over Croatian English Class Billboards
Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan “just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English” were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit.   The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U.S. first lady's personal experience.   But Mrs. Trump did not accept what was apparently...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:59 -0400

Trump Criticizes Rogue Nations in Highly-anticipated UN Speech
U.S. President Donald Trump, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, doubled down on criticisms of North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela.   * Watch LIVE on Facebook and on our home page  “He will speak in extremely tough terms about the North Korean menace and the threat it poses to our security and the security of all the nations in that room,” according to a senior White House official who gave reporters a preview of the address. “And he will talk...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:17:24 -0400

Rhode Island to Pay Immigrants' DACA Renewal Costs
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says more than $170,000 has been secured to cover the renewal fees for local recipients of a program that shields immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were children from deportation. The Democratic governor announced Monday that through the "generosity of several local and national funders," no state resident who's in the program will need to pay the $495 application fee to apply for a two-year extension of their status in the...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:52:50 -0400
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Antigua-Barbuda student selected as education grant recipient at UWI
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Mill Reef Fund board chair James Lewis has announced that the University of the West Indies (UWI) has selected Charrelle Browne, an incoming third year student to Cave Hill, Barbados, to receive a Mill Reef Fund Education Grant for this school year. Lewis said, “We congratulate...


Calypsonian Kelly 'won outright' in Grenada contest, says mentor
TORONTO, Canada – Rootsman Kelly was the definite winner of Grenada’s 2017 Calypso Monarch competition, according to his mentor King Ajamu. “He won and I think he won outright,” Ajamu said in an exclusive interview in Toronto. Ajamu is Grenada’s most decorated calypsonian. The performer, who...


Commentary: A proposed road map for the government in the Great North of Haiti
The Great North of Haiti that includes the North, the North East and the North West has been the theater of most of the battles two centuries ago leading to the liberation of the slaves of St Domingue, creating Haiti, the first black republic and facilitating the end of slavery in the world. I am proposing...


Commentary: Guatemala political corruption: Impunity starched out by reform
As thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Guatemala City on March 7, 2017, Estuardo Batz was expressing his indignation over the broken promises of the new administration. Batz, a leader of the diverse, unified group of dissenters, called for the resignation of President Jimmy...


Commentary: The View from Europe: Is Mexico about to deepen its regional relations?
As the year proceeds, Mexico, the world’s 13th largest economy, is expected to rebalance its international trade relationships. It is likely to do so irrespective of the outcome of meetings underway with Canada and the US on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), or President Trump’s...


EarthTalk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming?
The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change. “Climate change does not cause things, because climate change is not a causal agent,” David Roberts wrote on “‘Climate change’ is a descriptive term...


Hurricane Irma turns westward with 120-mph winds
MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Irma maintained its category 3 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Friday and is forecast to remain a powerful hurricane for days, as it turned westwards as expected. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...


Letter: Government lacks capacity to negotiate effectively with China on development projects
The memorandum of understanding between the government of Jamaica (GoJ) and China Construction South American Division (CCASA), dated March 9, 2017, sets out the general framework for the development of Centre of Government at National Heroes Park but is structured in such a way that will not...


Letter: Let the flowers bloom
A commentator on a radio talk show in Trinidad and Tobago agreed that it is necessary that we diversify our economy. However, he does not see a fundamental role for the government or the need for centres of excellence, which concentrate on the development of a few technologies...


New senator, new education minister in Grenada cabinet reshuffle
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Senator Simon Stiell has been promoted to a full government minister in Grenada as part of a minor cabinet reshuffle announced on Wednesday. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said Stiell is being elevated to the minister of education from his original posting as...


Public trust in justice further eroded with arrest of former Trinidad and Tobago attorney general
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- It's not unusual for politicians to steal the spotlight from one another, but residents of Trinidad and Tobago probably didn't expect it to happen quite so fast. On August 29, former attorney general Anand Ramlogan was arrested on charges of perverting the course of justice and...


US Coast Guard sets Port Condition Four for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Effective 1 pm on Thursday, the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition Four for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The maritime community was strongly urged to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions, as tropical cyclone Irma...


US federal judge orders former president's extradition to Panama
MIAMI, USA -- A US magistrate judge in Miami has entered a final order on the government's motion for a certificate to extradite former president Ricardo Martinelli to Panama. In a 93-page opinion, the court found: (1) Valid extradition treaties exist between the United States and Panama; (2) The alleged...

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CCCCC Announces Its International Conference on Climate Change
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; September 18, 2017 – More than 100 climate scientists, researchers and negotiators from across the Caribbean and the world will gather at the Hilton Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad from October 9 to 12, 2017, to highlight the region’s climate change adaptation successes at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) … Continue reading

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:50:09 +0000

CCCCC Holds Inaugural Project Advisory Meeting in St Lucia
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; August 31, 2017 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), implementing organisation for the United States Agency for International Development Climate Change Adaptation Programme ((USAID CCAP), is hosting the inaugural Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting at the Coco Palm Hotel in St Lucia, August 31 to Sept 1. The … Continue reading

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:01:43 +0000

Vacancy – Consultant, Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD), Belize
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Environment Programme (GEF-UNEP) for the implementation of the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings (ESD) Project, aimed at reducing fossil fuel-based per capita electricity consumption in buildings in five Caribbean pilot countries and intends to apply part of … Continue reading

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:17:38 +0000

Responses to Queries for Procurement Activity – Consultancy for Capacity Building of (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework Belize and Bahamas
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) wishes to provide the following “Responses to Queries for Consultancy for Capacity Building of (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework Belize and Bahamas.“ Peruse the following responses here. Learn more about the Consultancy for Capacity Building of (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework Belize and Bahamas. Deadline for Submission of bidding documents is on or … Continue reading

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 19:44:16 +0000

Consultancy for Capacity Building of National Designated Authority (NDA) and Country Strategic Framework, Belize and the Bahamas
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund  (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “GCF Readiness Preparation Support Project for the Enhancement of Belize and the BahamasCapacity to Access and Deliver International Climate Finance through  Targeted Institutional Strengthening” and intends to apply a part of the  proceeds towards payments for the … Continue reading

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:20:33 +0000

Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) – Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated … Continue reading

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:40:57 +0000

Guyana’s Model Green Town Reflects Ambitious National Plan
BARTICA, Guyana, Aug 3 2017 (IPS) – At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica. Considered the gateway to Guyana’s interior, the town has a population of about 15,000 and is the launching point for people who work in the forests mining gold … Continue reading

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:28:26 +0000

Vacancies – PACT: Programme Director
The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB) is implementing the project entitled “REDD+ Readiness Project”. The objective of the REDD+ Readiness Project is to carry out Readiness Preparation through a participatory and inclusive process in order to strengthen Belize’s capacity to participate in future REDD+ carbon payment transactions. The REDD+ Readiness … Continue reading

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:14:23 +0000

The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund on the Move
The excitement in the room was palatable. You know you have something special going when a volunteer group from a wide variety of backgrounds can eagerly sit through and enthusiastically discuss a near 100 slide PowerPoint presentation on ordinarily mundane topics such as requirements for governance, project cycle management, financial management and so on. Such … Continue reading

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:28:54 +0000

CCCCC Board of Governors Meeting Begins
The Annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) began on August 2nd, 2017 and will run until August 5th. It is the first time in the Centre’s 12-year history that the Board is being hosted at the Centre’s offices in Belmopan. During its deliberations, the Board of … Continue reading

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:12:42 +0000

Phase 2 of the Coral Reef Early Warning System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre ([CCCCC]) and NOAA/AOML have reached an agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding for a Phase 2 extension of the Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) to at least five new countries in the Eastern Caribbean.  Under this agreement, AOML (partially funded by the Coral Reef Conservation Program), will provide consultation and information systems support, to … Continue reading

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:30:49 +0000

INTERVIEW-Caribbean life “as we know it” at serious risk – expert
“A lot of the damage now comes from extreme precipitation. So that translates into floods, landslides, loss of life, loss of livelihoods” As if hurricanes were not menacing enough, small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defences against a raft of future disasters, according to a climate change … Continue reading

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:05:32 +0000

Climate Change Resilience Training Workshop now on in Barbados
Belmopan, Belize July 25, 2017:  A national workshop to familiarize and train selected Barbadian government workers in the application and use of several tools and models to aid development and reduce the risks associated with Climate Change, will run from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The workshop which is being held at the Cave … Continue reading

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:28:57 +0000
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