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Bahamas Gears up to Address Climate Change

The Bahamas government is moving to put measures in place to help the extremely vulnerable islands adjust to what one government official calls a possible ‘death sentence for small islands.’ Mr. Phillip Weech, Director of the Bahamas Environmental Science and Technology Commission, said that the government was working on an energy policy, exploring alternative sources …

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Jamaican Entertainers get Exposure to Climate Change Threats

The word is out on climate change and its many harmful effects, current and prospective, and Jamaican entertainers are beginning to hear it. A group of artistes, among them 2008’s Digicel Rising Stars competition winner Cameal Davis, were in late January educated about the phenomena, which threatens not only Caribbean people’s livelihoods, but also their …

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Regional Search and Rescue Course to Boost Disaster Readiness

A regional search and rescue course will be held in Montserrat from February 15th to 24th 2009 to help boost the Caribbean’s preparation for coping with natural disasters. Chief Minister of Montserrat, Dr. Lowell Lewis, said the island’s hosting of the Level 1 pilot course is Montserrat ’s contribution to ensuring that the region utilizes …

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Jamaica One of Six Caribbean Territories in the Top 40 Climate Hot Spots

At least six Caribbean islands – Haiti, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Jamaica, Martinique and Saint Lucia are ranked in the top 40 countries experiencing extreme weather impacts by the 2009 Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Index. In a press conference at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Germanwatch explained that its 2009 Global Risk …

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“Jamaica For Sale” Disturbing Video on Island

The Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) has launched “Jamaica for Sale”, a 92 minute video documentary highlighting disturbing issues behind the island’s normally rosy sun, sea and sand tourism image. “We want to raise hard questions about the tourism industry, especially in light of the recent rise in a certain kind of tourism.  There are costs.  …

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