Pollution is a constant to the Caribbean Sea as is the daily tide, but it doesn’t have to be so – not if the private sector gets involved say key stakeholders involved in a recent meeting held by the United Nations Environment Programme.
The Grupo Punta Cana (GPC), which owns and operates the Punta Cana Airport, three hotels and various residential properties in the Dominican Republic, demonstrates this well.
The group engages in and encourages ecological and sustainable development practices in the provision of all services, from electricity to water, water treatment, and waste management. And by considering the local community one of its key stakeholders, interacts with them carefully. Its sub-companies must conform to local environmental licenses and permits, high standards having been introduced in the groups early days, even before the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment was established. Continue reading →
St. Kitts and Nevis will host a Results Based Management Workshop on January 16 and 17 which forms part of the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme (C-EFE).
Honourable Nigel Carty, Minister of Education and Information will open the workshop with a keynote address focusing on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in St. Kitts and Nevis. Continue reading →
Hugo Chavez, the populist leader of Venezuela, could not turn-up on January 10 for his swearing-in ceremony as President for a fourth consecutive term. Quite naturally, the doubt that this has created over the governance of Venezuela has thrown the country into turmoil. It has also caused alarm among Caribbean governments that have become dependent on discounted oil and concessionary financing under the Venezuelan-financed Petro-Caribe programme. Continue reading →
The St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly is to meet next week.
Deputy Clerk of the law making body Ms. Jihan Williams in a notice to members informed them that the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly will convene on Tuesday 15th January 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters. Continue reading →