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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 June 2015 The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”. Humanity continues to consume far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping […]

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care

  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD FOOD DAY 16 October 2014 Today, and every day, we eat thanks to the labours of family farmers. They run the vast majority of farms in the world. They preserve natural resources and agro-biodiversity. They are the cornerstone of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and […]

Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”

By Sir Ronald Sanders By the time this commentary is read, Heads of Government of the 15-nation Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) will have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the inter-governmental organisation.   There is cause for celebration, but there is also reason for lamentation. Heads of Government will have rightly pointed […]

CARICOM at 40: An Alternative Agenda

Panos Caribbean: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On June 22, 2012 heads of state and government of six countries and a foundation made bold commitments to preserve natural resources that provide livelihoods, food, protection from natural disasters and other benefits to people. The commitments were made at an event in […]


Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): The green economy within the context of the Caribbean is so important that it should be a requisite for all development strategies. This is according to Patricia Aquing, Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) who was in the Federation as part of a […]


Germany Remains A Strong Partner In Climate Protection In The Caribbean. The German Government is supporting additional measures for climate change adaptation in the Caribbean. For this purpose, the German Government is providing CARICOM a sum of up to 5.525 million euros (approx. 7.2 million USD), which is to be […]

Germany Remains A Strong Partner In Climate Protection In The ...

By Sir Ronald Sanders The 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries should use the strength of their combined number and access to their natural resources to demand a voice in global economic and financial arrangements that directly affect their economic well-being and the welfare of their people.

Wanted: A leader for the ACP

  By Dawn Marie Roper Panos Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica “Karipanou” or “Our Caribbean” is the newest alliance formed to support environmental sustainability in the Caribbean.  Karipanou was created to engage Caribbean people more in the governance and management of the natural resources in the region.  The Karipanou alliance was launched […]

New Environmental Alliance Launched In The Caribbean

By Alecia Daniel-Blake PART 11 The first installment of this article established that an aquifer or water table is a layer of permeable rock able to store significant quantities of water, through which groundwater moves. It was also noted that the aquifer in question, is located in the basin between […]

The Basseterre Valley Aquifer, Churning the Waters Toward Conservation