Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

In recognition of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the education sector, candidates registered for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCLSC®  will sit these Exams du

 No Country Safe Unless All Are Protected From the Virus - PM Mottley

No Country Safe Unless All Are Protected From the Virus - PM Mottley

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has again underscored the need for all countries to have access to COVID-19 vaccines to prot

 2021 CSEC and CAPE examinations to be written in June/July

2021 CSEC and CAPE examinations to be written in June/July

(Department of Public Information) The 2021 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will be written in the origin

UN report calls for scaling-up carbon capture, use and storage

UN report calls for scaling-up carbon capture, use and storage

Trapping and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil power generation and industry is needed urgently to achieve carbon neutrality, the UN’s Economic Commission fo

Equality in engineering crucial to achieving sustainable development: UN-backed report

Equality in engineering crucial to achieving sustainable development: UN-backed report

Regional disparities in engineering, especially in Africa, must be addressed if the world is to realize a common future where no one is left behind, according to a report issued on

 Bunny Wailer dies

Bunny Wailer dies

Kingston, 2 March 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has released the following statement at the passing of Bunny

Over 168 million children miss out on nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

Over 168 million children miss out on nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-re

Protect forests, support forest communities, Guterres urges, marking World Wildlife Day

Protect forests, support forest communities, Guterres urges, marking World Wildlife Day

The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday called on people and governments everywhere to step up efforts to protect forests and support forest communities, under increasing

FROM THE FIELD: Taming the illegal wildlife trafficking trade

FROM THE FIELD: Taming the illegal wildlife trafficking trade

Cargo ships have become increasingly favoured over the last year as a means for criminal organizations to transport illegal wildlife products after COVID-19 related restrictions di

Secretary-General urges countries to end ‘deadly addiction’ to coal

Secretary-General urges countries to end ‘deadly addiction’ to coal

The world still has a “fighting chance” to limit global warming by ending dependence on coal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told representatives from gov

Equitable vaccine delivery plan needs more support to succeed: COVAX partners

Equitable vaccine delivery plan needs more support to succeed: COVAX partners

The equitable coronavirus vaccine delivery initiative COVAX that has delivered its first doses to West Africa and Latin America in the past few days, is a credit to inter

Untreated hearing loss threatens nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide – WHO

Untreated hearing loss threatens nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide – WHO

 By 2050, around one-in-four people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday, in its first World Report on Hearing. Read more

Environmental racism in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’, must end, say UN human rights experts

Environmental racism in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’, must end, say UN human rights experts

The further industrialization of so-called “Cancer Alley” in the southern United States, known for its pollution-emitting chemical plants, should be halted according to

PAHO urges early detection of congenital defects

PAHO urges early detection of congenital defects

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 15 countries have surveillance systems for these anomalies, which cause almost 20,000 deaths of infants up to 28 days old. Read more

 Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience to mitigate harsh impacts on Caribbean States

Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience to mitigate harsh impacts on Caribbean States

(CRFM Press Release)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and Plant & Food Research, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will host a virtual training wor

Reflect nature’s ‘true value’ in economic policies and decisions, UN chief urges

Reflect nature’s ‘true value’ in economic policies and decisions, UN chief urges

Nations must start weighing up the cost of economic profit against damage to the environment if they are to have a chance at a sustainable future, UN Secretary-General Antón

‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX

‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX

COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the firs

Virus cases rise for first time in seven weeks: WHO

Virus cases rise for first time in seven weeks: WHO

After six consecutive weeks of decline, COVID-19 cases worldwide increased last week for the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Read more