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Russia: CIA Information Thwarted St. Petersburg Attack
The Kremlin said Sunday that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency provided Russian authorities with information that thwarted a series of Islamic State bombings planned in St. Petersburg. The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald Trump to thank him for the CIA information. Russia said the information was significant enough for its FSB security service to track down suspects who were planning suicide bomb attacks on Saturday on the two-century-old Kazan...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:26:56 -0500

US Special Counsel Defends Collection of Trump Transition Emails
U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is defending the legality of the collection of tens of thousands of emails from Donald Trump's presidential transition team, even though Trump officials only learned last week that a government agency had turned over the emails months ago. The emails in question came from the computers of 13 senior Trump transition officials and cover the period from the time Trump was elected in early November 2016 to when he took office Jan. 20, 2017. The messages...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:10:33 -0500

Critics Accuse New Foundation of Acting as Smoke-Screen for Big Tobacco
Controversy is swirling around the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.  This new non-profit organization has come under intense criticism from health agencies and anti-tobacco campaigners who accuse it of acting as a smoke-screen for Big Tobacco, a charge vigorously denied by the foundation’s president.   Derek Yach, who created and heads the foundation, was one of the architects of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which came into force...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:03:14 -0500

Coastal Cities Call on Nature for Protection
As climate change and rising seas threaten the world's coastal cities, experts say natural systems can offer protection. VOA's Steve Baragona reports from Florida, where mangroves may help shield shorelines.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:42:00 -0500

Mueller Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump’s transition organization. But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump’s still-existing transition group, Trump for America, and instead obtained them from a separate federal agency that stored...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:33:03 -0500

US Hails Afghan Forces’ Battlefield Gains, Urges Taliban to Seek Talks With Kabul
The U.S. Defense Department hailed success on the battlefield by Afghan forces and urged Taliban insurgents to embrace "peace and political legitimacy" through a negotiated settlement with the government in Kabul. The comments came this week in the Pentagon’s semiannual report to Congress, the first since August 21 when President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and the South Asia region. The Pentagon said in the report given to Congress on Friday...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:05:58 -0500

Fatah Calls for 'Angry Protests' During Pence Visit to Jerusalem
The political party of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has called for "angry protests" during the visit to Jerusalem next week of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. "We call for angry protests at the entrances to Jerusalem and in its Old City to coincide with the visit on Wednesday of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and to protest against [U.S. President Donald] Trump's decision," Fatah said Saturday. Trump angered Palestinians this month when he announced that the...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:48:33 -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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