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 →
Kittivisian Life is pleased to announce a new feature; Fitness by a new and exciting fitness company to launch in the Federation. Custom Fitness is a husband and wife team of fitness professionals hitting the scene. They will be writing for us on a monthly basis and we hope you will check out their classes!!
By Jason Lewis, Fitness Instructor, CEO Custom Strength Fitness.
Have you ever suffered a sudden headache, when going about your daily business? Consider this, perhaps you are dehydrated. Proper hydration is very important for overall health, especially in the hot Caribbean sun. We lose water all the time. When we breathe, when we sweat and when we use the toilet. Continue reading →
An analysis of data by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for the period 2009 to 2011 shows that, regionally, as much as 60 per cent of all enterprises engage in income generation or the selling of products in order to assure independence and survival capacity. Continue reading →
The 15th Annual Emancipation Concert, held at the historic Brimstone Hill on Sunday 12th August, was as usual packed with local talent, encompassing, music, dancing, spoken word and drumming. The programme this year was preluded by session by local folklore – Moko Jumbies, Clowns and Masquerades and Mummies – showcasing this aspect of our culture. The playing of the national anthem on pan by Steven Richards heralded the commencement of proceedings proper. The invocation was conducted by Rev Chris Archibald and welcome remarks were given by Sir Probyn Innis, President of the Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park Society. Continue reading →
St. Kitts and Nevis proudly became the first English Caribbean country to launch their Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme last week. At a one day workshop held at the FND conference room, the Executive Committee of the St. Kitts MAB was installed and began working on developing a work programme for the Programme. Continue reading →