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President Trump Goes Radio Silent
The White House confirms the weekly presidential radio address — a fixture for decades — is on indefinite hiatus. "We received quite a few comments and a lot of feedback that the weekly address wasn’t being used to its full potential," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in response to a VOA question during Monday’s daily briefing. "We're looking at different ways that we can revamp that and make it where it’s more beneficial and gets...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:58:08 -0500

US Ending Temporary Permits for At Least 50,000 Haitians
After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their country recovers from a devastating 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians will lose that security status. "It was assessed overall that the extraordinary but temporary conditions that served as the basis of Haiti's most recent designation has sufficiently improved such that they no longer prevent nationals of Haiti from returning safely," a senior Trump administration official said...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:34:25 -0500

US Arrests Chinese National, Ex-Foreign Minister of Senegal in Bribery Scheme
The bribery scheme was hatched in the halls of the United Nations in New York and spanned several continents. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a Chinese national, and Cheikh Gadio, a one-time foreign minister of Senegal, plotted to bribe high-level African officials to secure business rights for a Shanghai-based energy and financial conglomerate. Their targets: Idriss Deby, the long-time president of oil-rich Chad, and Sam Kutesa, a Ugandan foreign minister who served as president of the U.N....

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:12:30 -0500

Scientists Solve the Mystery of America's Scuba-diving Fly
A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert. Research published on Monday finally explains the secrets of this scuba-diving insect. These quarter-inch-long (6-mm) alkali flies possess specialized traits that let them conquer Mono Lake, scientists found. They are covered in a...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:19:48 -0500

Elephant Advocates Sue Trump Administration on Trophy Hunting
Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington was the latest move in a saga that began last week when a trophy hunting group said at a conference in Africa that the White House was ready to overturn a rule banning the import of elephant trophies,...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:17:39 -0500

Melania Trump Receives White House Christmas Tree
Melania Trump has continued the time-honored, first lady tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree. Mrs. Trump on Monday accepted a 19-and-a-half-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin that White House officials picked out in September. Jim and Diane Chapman, owners of a Wisconsin Christmas tree farm, won an annual contest by the National Christmas Tree Association and got to present the tree. A quartet played holiday tunes as the horse-drawn wagon bearing the tree pulled...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:49:58 -0500

Up to 35 Hurt in Blasts, Fire at New York Cosmetics Factory
Two explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory about an hours' drive north of New York City left 30 to 35 people injured, including seven firefighters caught in the second blast, authorities said Monday. The first explosion occurred around 10:15 a.m. Monday at the Verla International cosmetics factory, New Windsor police said. Firefighters who responded were inside when the second explosion occurred around 10:40 a.m. Up to 35 people were being treated for injuries, including...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:51:59 -0500
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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

Climate Resilient Agriculture in Focus as Barbuda, Dominica Rebuild After Monster Hurricanes
Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Barton Clarke is confident that the agriculture sectors that were destroyed with the passage of back to back Category 5 hurricanes will rebound with the collective effort at resilient rebuilding. But more work needs to be done and a greater slice of resources must … Continue reading

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:51:54 +0000

Nicaragua signs the Paris Agreement while UN urges the world to upscale climate policies
A month after Nicaragua announced its intention to join the Paris Agreement, the country officially committed to the landmark climate accord, – one day after UNFCCC published a new report urging policymakers to upscale existing and new climate policies in order for the Paris goals to be met. President Daniel Ortega had announced his plans to … Continue reading

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:19:27 +0000

Request for Proposals – Transitioning to National Energy Security: Bartica, a Model Green Town
The  Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds  from the Italian Government for the purpose of implementing the project  “Transitioning to National Energy Security: Bartica, a Model Green Town”  and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the  following Consulting Contracts: (1) Household Baseline Survey, Bartica, Guyana, Contract # … Continue reading

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 22:21:40 +0000
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CACCI celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in Brooklyn, 2012. Above, at Medger Evers College, below, at Brooklyn Borough Hall.