Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2017
Written by OECS Commuinicatuions
Thursday, 02 February 2017
Financing and government policy have been identified as the major challenges to the development of geothermal energy in the Eastern Caribbean. That’s one of the findings of a Survey conducted by the Energy Unit of the OECS Commission. The Survey gathered the views of 86 persons involved in geothermal energy, half of whom were based in the OECS Region.
Bridgetown, Barbados, October 17, 2016: Close to one million Haitians could soon have access to safe drinking water as the charity United Caribbean Trust (UCT) moves to distribute 300 water filters across communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew which roared across the French-speaking nation earlier this month.
Eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding mosquito bites, and protecting pregnant women from Zika virus are the key messages of the inaugural Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, launched Monday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CARICOM Secretariat.
National population and housing censuses provide data that could help countries in the Caribbean Region improve decision-making, accountability, and address development challenges such as inequalities in employment, education and wealth. As Caribbean nations answer the call for a global data revolution, they continue to tackle statistical capacity challenges.