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Bezos’ Blue Origin Sends Spacecraft Higher Than Ever
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it’s ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company’s latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule’s escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet. That’s 74 miles or 119 kilometers. It’s part of a safety system intended to save lives once space tourists and others climb aboard for suborbital hops. Wednesday’s...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:54:56 -0400


In Battle for Ties to Putin, China Trumps US
U.S. President Donald Trump's apparent quest to kindle a bromance with Russian leader Vladimir Putin has made some Americans squirm. His performance in Helsinki, expressing confidence in Putin instead of U.S. intelligence agencies, ignited outrage across the political spectrum back home. Should Beijing worry that Trump could succeed in pulling Putin away from his relationship with China and its president, Xi Jinping? Probably not, political analysts say. Trump's charm...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:29:14 -0400


US Senate Bill Threatens to Penalize Nicaraguans Responsible for Violence
A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators introduced a bill Wednesday threatening sanctions against officials responsible for the violence in Nicaragua.  The bill targets those behind the deaths of anti-government protesters, human rights violations and corruption. It also calls for early elections and a negotiated settlement. "What started as legitimate peaceful protests has turned into a months-long massacre as Nicaragua's citizens face state-sponsored violence from...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:35:42 -0400


Haley: Human Rights Council Is UN's 'Greatest Failure'
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley defended the Trump administration's June decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying the body is the U.N.'s "greatest failure." Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington on Wednesday, Haley, who is the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet, told the audience that the council has not been "a place of conscience, but a place of...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:30:57 -0400


Poll: 49% of Americans Link Defense of NATO to Allies' Spending
Nearly half of Americans believe that the United States should not be required to defend NATO allies from attack if they do not spend more on defense, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Europe. America's NATO allies have been shaken by Trump's harangue against them in Brussels over their underspending on defense, and his unrestrained effort to curry favor with Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:52:52 -0400


US Intelligence Documents on Nelson Mandela Made Public
Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said. The Washington-based group Property of the People released the papers to mark the 100th anniversary of Mandela's birth. It said it obtained them after years of litigation. "The...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:28:35 -0400


50 Years After Concorde, US Start-Up Eyes Supersonic Future
Luxury air travel faster than the speed of sound: A US start-up is aiming to revive commercial supersonic flight 50 years after the ill-fated Concorde first took to the skies. Blake Scholl, the former Amazon staffer who co-founded Boom Supersonic, delivered the pledge this week in front of a fully-restored Concorde jet at the Brooklands aviation and motor museum in Weybridge, southwest of London. The company aims to manufacture a prototype 55-seater business jet next year but its plans...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:27:32 -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.