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Bridgetown, Barbados, January 24, 2014 International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to support public-private partnerships that are crucial to building better infrastructure in the Caribbean. Well-structured public-private partnerships — agreements between governments and […]

IFC and CDB Join Forces to Support Infrastructure PPPs in ...


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FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 June 2012 As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), World Environment Day is an opportunity to highlight the need for a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world. This year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does […]

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY MESSAGE


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Yesterday, as I was considering the water and electricity situation in Ghana, I realised that I had never written about the Akosombo Dam, the hypdro-electric plant in the Eastern Region of Ghana. This dam, which I have visited on many occasions and which I will describe shortly, provides electricity to […]

Water, water everywhere



6th CEF in St. Kitts & Nevis
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 […]

CEF-6 TO CREATE AWARENESS ON THE GREEN ECONOMY


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By Rolf Rosenkranz on 22 March 2012 What’s the development buzz today, on World Water Day? Perhaps it is about aid worker security, value for money and the use of country systems. Aid to Pakistan, the Palestinian territories, Mali. Perhaps it’s about the just-released U.S. Global Water Security Intelligence Community […]

Water Down


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“Water Is Life-Every Drop Counts” PRESS RELEASE The Water Services Department is hosting a week of activities to celebrate World Water Day, which is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The […]

Water and Food Security




Map of The Watershed of the Basseterre Valley Aquifer
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


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By Alecia Daniel-Blake PART 1: The Beginnings In the not too distant past, there had been much “water talk.” Residents were encouraged to conserve water because of the recent drought which was gripping St. Kitts and Nevis and the Eastern Caribbean. World Water Day, celebrated March 22, acknowledged the importance […]

The Basseterre Valley Aquifer, Churning the Waters Toward Conservation



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By Orita Bailey EARTH DAY, the brain child of US senator Gaylord Nelson, who was disillusioned and disappointed by the lack of government action to protect the environment from industrial pollution and exploitation of the environment, is 40 years old. EARTH DAY has been celebrated on the 22 April since […]

40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY