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Democrats Want to Compel Interpreter to Testify About Helsinki Summit
U.S. Democratic lawmakers are trying to compel a government interpreter to testify about what was discussed during President Donald Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, but legal analysts say that is not likely to happen — unless the president allows it. Trump and Putin met privately for more than two hours at Monday’s Helsinki summit. Only interpreters were present for the meeting, and details of what was discussed remain unknown to anyone...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:35:51 -0400

California High Court Rejects Proposed Measure to Divide State
In November, Californians will not have to decide whether the state should be partitioned. The state Supreme Court ruled this week that a measure on partitioning the nation's most populous state into three could not be put on the ballot for the November midterm elections. In June, state election officials announced the proposed ballot measure had received enough signatures to appear on the ballot. Yet, the state’s highest judicial body ruled that splitting California would amount...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:58:45 -0400

Pompeo Urges Nations to Keep Pressuring N. Korea
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Friday that the international community must continue to keep the pressure on North Korea to denuclearize. "Strict enforcement of sanctions is critical to our achieving this goal," Pompeo told reporters after a series of quick meetings Friday at the United Nations in New York. "When sanctions are not enforced, the prospects for the successful denuclearization of North Korea are diminished." Pompeo held one-on-one sessions...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:50:41 -0400

Suspected Annapolis Shooter Indicted on Murder Charges
The suspected shooter in the massacre at an Annapolis, Maryland, newsroom was indicted Friday on 23 charges, including five counts of first-degree murder. Maryland prosecutors alleged that Jarrod Ramos, 38, was the one who opened fire on the Capital Gazette newsroom June 28, killing five. The indictment also charges that Ramos attempted to kill a sixth staffer, photographer Paul Gillespie, who stated he believes Ramos shot at him as he was attempting to flee the newsroom. “When I...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:46:22 -0400

Pakistan: Engagements With US Over Afghanistan to 'Yield More Positive Results'
Following years of an acrimonious blame game, the Pakistan and U.S. militaries appear to be engaged again in tactical counterterrorism cooperation for promoting a negotiated settlement to the war in Afghanistan. American and Pakistani military officials have acknowledged the positive trend in mutual ties, with both sides underscoring the need for continued engagements. “Pakistan looks forward to peace in Afghanistan. Pakistan has been doing its bit in this regard with other...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:45:11 -0400

White House: Russia Call for Ukraine Referendum Illegitimate
The White House said Friday it "is not considering supporting" a Vladimir-Putin-backed call for a referendum in eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's meeting with the Russian president. Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, revealed Friday that the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit. National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:38:43 -0400

Immigrant Parents Have Trouble Reaching Separated Children
An immigrant father from Guatemala dotes over his despondent teenage daughter during a weekly 10-minute phone call, while other parents wait weeks for the phone to ring. A mother in Louisiana has phone video chats with her detained 5-year-old son in Texas, while a Honduran asylum-seeker had actual face time with his little girl, visiting her in person. He made sure to bring along a McDonald's hamburger to share. Immigrant parents who were separated from their children under...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:16:30 -0400
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Strengthening Cuban Coastal Landscape in the Face of Climate Change
Strong winds agitate the sea that crashes over Punta de Maisí, the most extreme point in eastern Cuba, where no building stands on the coast made up of rocky areas intermingled with vegetation and with sandy areas where people can swim and sunbathe. A little inland, a white, well-kept lighthouse rises 37 metres above sea … Continue reading

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:17:30 +0000

Urgent Action Needed to Safeguard Saint Lucia’s Biodiversity
Wildlife conservationists consider it to be one of the most striking parrots of its kind. Saint Lucia’s best-known species, the endangered Amazon parrot, is recognised by its bright green plumage, purple forehead and dusty red-tipped feathers. But a major conservation organisation is warning that climate change and a lack of care for the environment could … Continue reading

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:48:10 +0000

Consultancy for the Development of a Land Use Land Cover Map of 2017 Using Sentinel-2 Images for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize
The Government of Belize with the assistance of the World Bank is implementing the project entitled “Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) Readiness Project in Belize” with Grant funding from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility “FCPF” and has appointed the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration (MAFFESDI) for … Continue reading

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:51:48 +0000

Consultancy for the Development of a Grievance and Redress Mechanism (GRM) for REDD+ Implementation in Belize
The Government of Belize with the assistance of the World Bank is implementing the project entitled “Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) Readiness Project in Belize” with Grant funding from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility “FCPF” and has appointed the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry the Environment and Sustainable Development (MAFFESD) for the … Continue reading

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:11:40 +0000

The positives of preparing for disaster
A guide to GCF’s support for climate change early warning systems Knowledge is power. In terms of climate change, this translates into using a growing understanding of how rising global temperatures lead to localised weather disasters. This improved knowledge can help reduce the physical and social devastation of climate change by providing early warning. Countries … Continue reading

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:46:23 +0000

Request for Expressions of Interest – Finance Expert, Government of Jamaica
The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGIC)’s Climate Change Division in Jamaica is searching for a Consultancy Firm “Consultants” to undertake a regional scoping study to identify the barriers to private investment and capital mobilization for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and put forward recommendations to improve access to the GCF’s Private Sector … Continue reading

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:42:08 +0000

DFID Caribbean seeks a Climate and Disaster Resilience Adviser
The key function of the role will be to provide technical co-leadership for the implementation of the existing Smart Health Facilities in the Caribbean programme. The programme aims to provide safer, greener health facilities in 8 Caribbean countries to deliver care in disasters, generate operational savings and reduce disaster losses; and for the design of … Continue reading

Wed, 30 May 2018 20:15:36 +0000

Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultant to revise the Barbados Water Authority Non-Revenue Water strategy
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is inviting Individual Consultants to submit Expressions of Interest to review and revise the Barbados Water Authority’s current Non-Revenue Water (NRW) strategy.  The Revised Strategy must be aligned with the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) and International Water Association’s (IWA) guidelines.  Expressions of interest must be delivered electronically … Continue reading

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:04:46 +0000

NCCO announces Youth Video Competition
The National Climate Change Office (NCCO) invites interested young people (“Entrants”) to tell the country how they are shaping a more sustainable future by entering its second National Climate Change Youth Video Competition. The National Climate Change Youth Video Competition highlights climate action by youth through videos, giving them a platform to share their successes … Continue reading

Wed, 23 May 2018 21:08:47 +0000

Coral reef early warning system deployed in Soufriere
(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Florida, and the government of St Lucia (Department of fisheries) formed an alliance to undertake a Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation Project. According to Albert Jones, CCCCC Representative, “The project encompasses adaptation measures in the Eastern and … Continue reading

Tue, 15 May 2018 22:58:58 +0000

CCCCC, Governments of Italy and St Lucia plan Early Warning System
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and representatives from the Governments of Italy and Saint Lucia held a series of meetings this week, to discuss the development of an early warning system (EWS) for the island. The Project is being funded by the Government of Italy through its Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea. … Continue reading

Fri, 11 May 2018 21:59:09 +0000

Addressing Vulnerability Through Adaptation Measures in Belize
Belmopan, May 10, 2018 – A three-day National Capacity Building on Climate Change Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) workshop aimed at enhancing Belize’s ability to measure climate risks, ended today. It was held at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development in Belmopan. The objectives of the workshop are intended to enhance Belize’s national capacity … Continue reading

Thu, 10 May 2018 22:56:06 +0000

CARPHA Urges Region to Gear Up for the Possibility of a Severe Outbreak of Dengue Fever
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  9 May 2018.  While chikungunya and zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, CARPHA is warning, “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” This because as before, the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still … Continue reading

Thu, 10 May 2018 22:32:58 +0000
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CACCI celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in Brooklyn, 2012. Above, at Medger Evers College, below, at Brooklyn Borough Hall.