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US Pacific Military Chief Calls China a Disruptive Force
The head of the U.S. military’s Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seas. Admiral Harry Harris, known for his combative views on Beijing’s South China Sea expansion, was speaking at a security conference sponsored by the Indian government, where he was joined by the chief of staff, joint staff of Japan and the head of the Indian navy. The...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:54:21 -0500

Embassy in Baghdad: US Opposes Delay in Iraqi Elections
The United States supports holding Iraqi parliamentary elections on May 12 as planned by Iraq’s government, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said on Thursday, criticizing calls to postpone the vote. “Postponing the elections would set a dangerous precedent, undermining the constitution and damaging Iraq’s long-term democratic development,” the embassy said in a statement. The statement was published as Iraqi lawmakers were debating whether to hold the vote as planned or postpone it in order...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:08:07 -0500

Haiti, Belize, Samoa No Longer Eligible for Temporary US Work Visas
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has removed Haiti, Belize, and Samoa from a list of countries whose citizens are eligible for temporary work visas to the United States, the agency announced Thursday. Published in a Federal Register Notice (FRN), the list of countries eligible for H-2A and H-2B visas - temporary or seasonal non-immigrant work visas for agricultural and non-agricultural work, respectively is updated yearly. The most recent register, released by DHS on...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:03:58 -0500

Has #MeToo Gone Too Far? Ansari Story Sparks Debate
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm. The catalyst was the publication by of an account by a woman identified only as "Grace" detailing her 2017 encounter with comedian Aziz Ansari. The article intimated that Ansari deserved inclusion...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:32:18 -0500

Russia Probes Come Up Against Claims of Executive Privilege
President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia.   The White House's contention: Pretty much everything is off limits until the president says it's not.   The argument was laid bare this week during former White House chief strategist Steve...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:21:15 -0500

Poll: World Approval of US Leadership Sinks to New Low
The world's appreciation of United States leadership has dropped to a new low since Donald Trump became president one year ago, according to a new Gallup poll. Median admiration of U.S. leadership now stands at 30 percent in 134 countries and regions, lower than it was under the leadership of Trump's two most recent predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush, the Gallup World Poll found. The country's leadership approval rating dropped 18 percent from 48 percent in the...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:58:34 -0500

Pence Visit Showcases Dilemma Facing Egypt, Jordan Leaders
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts - Egypt's president and Jordan's king - on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington without appearing to ignore Palestinian misgivings. Both countries are heavily dependent on U.S. military and economic aid, and talks with a senior Trump administration official...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:47:06 -0500
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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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CACCI celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in Brooklyn, 2012. Above, at Medger Evers College, below, at Brooklyn Borough Hall.