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Who owns Indonesia's deadly abandoned coal mines?
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 25 May 2017 (Mongabay) - An investigation into the people, and the institutional failures, responsible for the abandoned coal mine pits scattered across Indonesian Borneo.



Is Malta really Europe's pirate base for tax?
LONDON, UK, 25 May 2017 (BBC) - "Offshore", "tax haven" and more recently "Panama in the EU" are labels that Malta has done its best to shake off.



A dark cloud has descended on Barra, says priest
LONDON, UK, 24 May 2017 (BBC) - The parish priest on Barra has said a "dark cloud" has come down on the island after the suicide bombing in Manchester left one girl dead and another seriously injured.



GBR 2050 plan no longer achievable due to climate change
LONDON, UK, 24 May 2017 (Guardian) - The central aim of the government’s plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef is no longer achievable due to the dramatic impacts of climate change, experts have told the government’s advisory committees for the plan.



French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem
LONDON, UK, 24 May 2017 (BBC) - Authorities in French Polynesia say that drug use has spiked on one of its atolls after a yacht ran aground there last month with over half a ton of cocaine.



The Ocean Conference: An integrated vision that must be delivered
NEW YORK, US, 24 May 2017 (UNDP) - In March 2015 at the Sendai World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, the then President of Kirbati, Anote Tong, made it very clear how vulnerable his country was to climate and disaster risk, when he informed the room (which was sadly less than half full) that his country had purchased land in Fiji.



Spear fighting for water
NEW YORK, US, 22 May 2017 (UNDP) - On the remote island of Santa Catalina, one of 900 islands that comprise the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, a traditional spear fighting festival takes place every May/June.



Thousands of refugees on Greek islands risk losing vital services
LONDON, UK, 21 May 2017 (Independent) - Thousands of refugees in Greece are at risk of losing vital support as charities prepare to withdraw services from camps on the country’s “hotspot” islands, as changes to EU funding are set to leave them out of contract by the end of July.



Why flying goats in yoga pants could save a Caribbean island
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, 21 May 2017 (BBC) - As the tiny, rugged isle of Redonda appears like an eerie moonscape through the rain clouds, it is easy to see why people refer to it simply as "the rock".



Threat to people of Caribbean, Pacific islands looms
BELIZE CITY, Belize, 21 May 2017 (CMC) - A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank estimates that 4.2 million people in Caribbean and Pacific SIDS are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.



Arctic stronghold of world's seeds flooded after permafrost melts
LONDON, UK, 19 May 2017 (Guardian) - It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever.



Unique sandbar coastal ecosystem in Cuba calls for climate solutions
BARACOA, Cuba, 19 May 2017 (IPS) - A battered bridge connects the centre of Baracoa, Cuba´s oldest city, with a singular dark-sand sandbar, known as Tibaracón, that forms on one of the banks of the Macaguaní River where it flows into the Caribbean Sea in northeastern Cuba.



Stark warning issued to Caribbean concerning climate change
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 19 May 2017 (CMC) - A warning has been issued to governments across the Caribbean, including Jamaica, to do more to make countries resilient to climate change as there is a price to pay if nothing is done.



Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island
LONDON, UK, 19 May 2017 (BBC) - Villagers on a tiny Greek Aegean island, Agios Efstratios, are battling a plague of locusts and a state of emergency has been declared there.



Antarctica is greening due to global warming
MIAMI, US, 18 May 2017 (AFP) - Plant life is growing on Antarctica like never before in modern times, fueled by global warming which is melting ice and transforming the landscape from white to green.



Trump can't escape climate change impacts says Fiji PM
BONN, Germany, 18 May 2017 (BBC) - Fiji's Prime Minister has issued a coded warning to Donald Trump about the dangers of climate change.



Climate change is affecting the health of islanders today
BOSTON, US, 17 May 2017 (STAT) - One of the world’s smallest nations is leading the fight against the biggest global challenge of our time - climate change. It’s doing this to secure its future and to protect its health today.



King Island wants to leave Tasmania and become part of Victoria
SYDNEY, Australia, 17 May 2017 (SMH) - Some residents of the picturesque Bass Strait island are circulating a petition, calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to put Victoria in charge.



Bankrupt, hungry and homeless: life after Madagascar's cyclone
LONDON, UK, 16 May 2017 (Guardian) - Cyclone Enawo was the biggest storm in more than a decade to hit Madagascar. It left scores dead and triggered floods and landslides, destroying tens of thousands of homes. Two months on, the remarkable story of the village of Antanandava is a testament to Madagascan resilience.



Why secular climate projects in the Pacific Islands are failing
LONDON, UK, 16 May 2017 (The Conversation) - Unless you are cocooned in a tourist bubble, it is hardly possible to miss God when you visit the Pacific Islands.



PNG moves to launch new coal mining industry
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 16 May 2017 (Mongabay) - The Papua New Guinea (PNG) government is actively pursuing the potential of developing a coal mining industry for the first time in the country’s history.



Chinese appetite for totoaba fish bladder kills off rare porpoise
LONDON, UK, 16 May 2017 (Guardian) - Only 30 vaquita are left in Gulf of California as pirate fishermen net them when fishing for highly valued totoaba maws.



Combating illegal fishing a priority for WEF on ASEAN
CANBERRA, Australia, 15 May 2017 (Devex) - Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing represents a dangerous threat to the environment, livelihood and health of Pacific Island nations - whose essential ocean resources are already under threat from the impact of climate change.



38 million pieces of plastic waste found on Henderson Island
LONDON, UK, 15 May 2017 (Guardian) - Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world.



Artists take aim at Sumatra's palm oil industry
LONDON, UK, 15 May 2017 (Guardian) - On a swampy patch of degraded forest land on the Indonesian island of Sumatra stands a hooded black figure, face obscured by plumes of smoke. Something strange is afoot.



Experimental project off Catalina Island aims to make fuel out of kelp
TORRANCE, US, 14 May 2017 (Daily Breeze) - Lines of kelp, floating along the waves of the Pacific with help from drone-powered submarines, harvested, processed and turned into biofuel — that’s the vision some researchers and bioenergy company officials are hoping to make a reality.



Time is running out for Madagascar
LONDON, UK, 14 May 2017 (Guardian) - It is a unique evolutionary hotspot home to thousands of plants found nowhere else on Earth. However, Madagascar’s special trees, palms and orchids – which provide habitats and food for dozens of species of rare lemur and other animals – are now facing catastrophic destruction caused by land clearances, climate change and spreading agriculture, scientists will warn this week.



Cultural sites uncovered in Alaska island survey
KODIAK, Alaska, 13 May 2017 (AP) - A recently completed survey of an island in the Kodiak archipelago uncovered 14 new cultural sites, including five dating to prehistoric times.



Kiribati islanders bring desperate message to Australia
LONDON, UK, 13 May 2017 (Guardian) - Kiribati and other low-lying countries are under threat from climate change, and while their people would rather stay behind, they may be left with no choice.



King Island livelihoods and famed produce at stake
SYDNEY, Australia, 13 May 2017 (ABC) - King Island residents are up in arms over their new shipping service which began operating three months ago.



Papua's gold families
LONDON, UK, 12 May 2017 (Guardian) - In 1967, the opening of the PT Freeport Indonesia  goldmine in Timika gave the local population hopes of employment.



Some fear San Juan Islands monument next on Trump list
WASHINGTON, US, 12 May 2017 (Seattle Times) - With only 1,000 acres, the San Juan Islands National Monument in northwestern Washington state may be too tiny to even matter to President Donald Trump.



US signs treaty to protect Arctic
LONDON, UK, 12 May 2017 (Guardian) - Environmental campaigners were given some hope that the US may stick to its commitments under the Paris climate change treaty when Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, signed a commitment to protect the Arctic and extend scientific co-operation.



St Lucia government may have to rethink dolphin park plan
CASTRIES, St Lucia, 12 May 2017 (Caribbean News Now) - The government of Saint Lucia may be having second thoughts about establishment of a dolphin park on Pigeon Island, the island’s most popular national landmark.



Artist to highlight beach pollution
LONDON, UK, 12 May 2017 (BBC) - An artist has collected pieces of plastic from 60 Scottish beaches for an exhibition highlighting marine pollution and the centrepiece is a large floor-based map featuring islands created using plastiglomerates, melted plastic mixed with pieces of shell and wood.



Dutch design breakthrough fast tracks oceans clean-up plan
UTRECHT, Netherlands, 11 May 2017 (AFP) - A Dutch engineer aiming to clean up vast ocean "garbage patches" of plastic Thursday unveiled a radical design breakthrough, enabling his ambitious project to start two years early.



Okinawa islands struggle to deal with tourist waste
NAHA, Japan, 11 May 2017 (Okinawa Times) - As Okinawa continues to mark record high numbers of tourists in recent years, the prefecture is struggling to dispose of snowballing garbage and supplying sufficient amounts of water.



Yubu island, its people, its renowned cuisine, and its millions of birds
CAMBRIDGE, UK, 11 May 2017 BirdLife) - The island, Yubu-do, and the wider Geum Estuary in which it is found, are now considered the most important site for migratory shorebirds in South Korea.



Indonesia scales back its coal-based electricity plan
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 11 May 2017 (Mongabay) - The Indonesian government appears to be backtracking on its aggressive 35,000-megawatt, coal-centric energy development plan.



What does the Arctic tell us about climate change?
CALGARY, Canada, 11 May 2017 (Phys.org) - As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development.



Hundreds of metres of tunnels discovered under Spike Island
CORK, Ireland, 11 May 2017 (Irish Examiner) - Hundreds of metres of tunnels have been discovered at Spike Island in Cork Harbour, which have yielded up prisoners’ badges and a host of military equipment, including parts of coastal defence guns.



Islands of language enter virtual reality
MELBOURNE, Australia, 11 May 2017 (UniMelb) - There are almost 7,000 human languages spoken around the world, but by the end of the century almost half could be extinct, existing only as preserved specimens in obscure databases.



Puerto Rico drinking water is worst in US
MIAMI, US, 10 May 2017 (AFP) - The US territory of Puerto Rico has the worst drinking water in the nation, and the majority of the island's water supply is in violation of federal standards, a report said Wednesday.



Born-again Irish beach captures world's attention
LONDON, UK, 10 May 2017 (Guardian) - For Achill islander Emmet Callaghan, the beach at Dooagh where he grew up sounded as mythical and unreal as Brigadoon, the mysterious Scottish village that only appears every 100 years.



How unlikely hackers will transform Cuba
WASHINGTON, US, 10 May 2017 (NatGeog) - From illegally installing rooftop radio antennas to record American music to hotwiring antique cars, Cubans are ingenious at figuring out workarounds to barriers that would otherwise keep them decades behind their neighbors.



Conservationists plan expedition to secret 'Noah's Ark' in Sumatra
LONDON, UK, 10 May 2017 (Guardian) - Just a few years ago this place had no name. And in fact its new moniker – Hadabaun Hills – is the sole creation of Indonesian conservationist Haray Sam Munthe.



Naturalist guides keep a close watch on Galapagos tourists
WASHINGTON, US, 9 May 2017 (NatGeog) - 1,400 eyes keep a close watch on every tourist setting foot on the Galapagos Islands to ensure a quality visitors' experience and compliance with the protected area’s visitor code of conduct.



How did the remote French outpost of St Pierre and Miquelon vote?
LONDON, UK, 9 May 2017 (BBC) - Last March, just weeks before announcing her candidacy for the 2017 French presidential election, far-right politician Marine Le Pen set foot onto a craggy, frostbitten island 10 miles off of the coast of the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador.



Port Launay: The last mangroves of the Seychelles
WASHINGTON, US, 8 May 2017 (NatGeog) - When French settlers first arrived in the remote islands of the Seychelles, thick mangrove forests fringed the western shore of Mahe, the largest of the islands in the archipelago.



Coal miners owe the Indonesian government $380 million in royalties
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 8 May 2017 (Mongabay) - Indonesia is now one of the world’s largest exporters of coal, an industry that contributes around four percent of the country’s gross domestic product mostly through exports to China and India.



Mysterious terraformed island offers new clues to life's survival
WASHINGTON, US, 8 May 2017 (NatGeog) - A 150-year-old experiment on the remote Ascension Island may help us green Mars. Can it also help us save Earth?



Renewables offer cheaper, more reliable power for Philippines
BANGKOK, Thailand, 8 May 2017 (Reuters) - The Philippines can save $200 million a year and build a more reliable energy supply for millions of residents on its small islands by replacing diesel generators with renewable sources such as wind and solar, said a report released on Monday.



Let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ
LONDON, UK, 8 May 2017 (Guardian) - Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost struggling island economies and prevent a later mass forced migration, a paper from the World Bank argues.



Anne of Green Gables: The most popular redhead in Japan
TORONTO, Canada, 8 May 2017 (BBC) - With two red braids hanging from her straw hat, Anne of Green Gables may just be the most recognisable ginger-haired girl in the world. But in Japan, the orphan from Prince Edward Island is more than just a quaint Canadian import - she's a national heroine.



First passenger plane lands on St Helena
LONDON, UK, 7 May 2017 (Independent) - The first passenger flight has finally touched down at a remote £250m airport dubbed the 'world's most useless' more than a decade after its construction was announced and a year after it was completed.



Are islands more resilient to sea level rise?
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 7 May 2017 (NZHerald) - Scientists have created a miniature replica of Fatato Island, a coral reef island in Tuvalu, around 3000km north of New Zealand, to model the impacts of sea level rise.



The Falklands penguins that would not explode
LONDON, UK, 7 May 2017 (BBC) - The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands were intended to kill or maim British soldiers, but over the last 35 years they have become de facto nature reserves for penguins.



Sacred men-only isle to get World Heritage status by UNESCO
TOKYO, Japan, 6 May 2017 (Asahi Shimbun) - A remote island in southwestern Japan that is deemed so sacred that women are not allowed to set foot on it has been recommended for World Heritage status by a UNESCO advisory panel, but with conditions.



Major breakthrough in attempt to capture and tag a Beck's Petrel
CAMBRIDGE, UK, 5 May 2017 (BirdLife) - Trying to find the breeding grounds of the critically endangered Beck’s Petrel - one of the world’s rarest and least-known birds - on any one of the dozens of oceanic islands scattered off the coast of Papua New Guinea is like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack.



Cayman Turtle Centre among the world's top 10 cruellest attractions
LONDON, UK, 5 May 2017 (Telegraph) - Carnival Cruise Line has come under fire for sending tens of thousands of its passengers every year on excursions to the Cayman Turtle Centre where endangered turtles are allegedly subjected to “appalling” living conditions and are “exploited in the name of tourist entertainment”, including as props for selfies.



Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy
LONDON, UK, 5 May 2017 (Guardian) - Puerto Rico has filed for a form of bankruptcy in a desperate bid to stave off creditors and maintain essential services to its 3.4 million citizens, nearly half of whom live in poverty.



Robot explorers glean data for Cook Islands marine park
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 4 May 2017 (RNZ) - Scientists are huddled around a big screen watching as a remotely operated vehicle or ROV, glides and hovers over fragile corals, honing in on life in the ocean depths just north of the Cook Islands.



Albatrosses counted from space
LONDON, UK, 4 May 2017 (BBC) - Scientists have started using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of Northern Royal albatrosses that nest almost exclusively on some rocky sea-stacks close to New Zealand’s Chatham Islands.



Long lost monitor lizard re-discovered on Papua New Guinean island
TURKU, Finland, 2 May 2017 (Phys.org) - A Finnish biologist has found and re-described a monitor lizard species from the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times.



Runway potholes halt regular Ascension Island flights
LONDON, UK, 2 May 2017 (Guardian) - Eight hundred residents on the British-run Ascension Island will not be able to get a regular flight off the island until at least 2019 because of potholes on the only runway, a travel agency has said.



A return to mixed roots in a Sumatran forest
TIK SIRONG, Indonesia, 2 May 2017 (Mongabay) - It is often said in this archipelago country that the best solutions come through consensus. The phrase typically refers to people. But sometimes a compromise is made across time.



Making Orkney stoatally free of alien predators
LONDON, UK, 2 May 2017 (BBC) - Scientists in New Zealand say they hope to have a workable way of using gene editing to control pests such as stoats within the next eight years.



British territories environment at risk
LONDON, UK, 2 May 2017 (BBC) - Environment ministers from Britain's overseas territories say the government has cut funds and been distracted by Brexit.



Hawaiian islands hold one of the dirtiest places in the world
HONOLULU, Hawaii, 1 May 2017 (HuffPost) - Remote, undeveloped coastlines on the Hawaiian islands are renowned for their natural beauty. But Kamilo Point, a far-flung beach in the rural Ka’u district of the Big Island, is not.



North Korea's mysterious new islands
WASHINGTON, US, 1 May 2017 (The Diplomat) - Over the past five years, North Korea has constructed several military facilities on small islands surrounding the city of Sohae, a leading missile development and testing site.



Delicate Solomon Island ecosystem in danger of heavy logging
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 1 May 2017 (Mongabay) - Foreign and domestic companies are making a push – at times using allegedly unethical means – for the timber found on the island of Nende in the Santa Cruz chain of the Solomon Islands.



Fair-trade coconut oil helps remote Indonesian island
KOBE, Japan, 1 May 2017 (Japan Times) - A proposal by a Japanese woman to introduce a fair-trade policy for exporting coconut oil from a small Indonesian island has changed the lives of people there, prompting them to abandon blast fishing that destroys the surrounding ecosystem.



Tuna key to sustainable development of small island states
NEW YORK, US, 30 April 2017 (Reuters) - Today, nearly two-thirds of the tuna found in restaurants and supermarkets around the world comes from the Pacific Ocean. So it should come as no surprise that the PSIDS, a group of 12 island nations from the region, led the campaign for the United Nations to designate a World Tuna Day, which will be celebrated for the first time on May 2.



Ghost net art can save marine life
THURSDAY ISLAND, Australia, 30 April 2017 (ENS) - To raise awareness of the harmful impact that ghost nets can have on the marine environment, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, is working with Torres Strait artists to transform this waste product.



Caribbean rolls out plans to reduce climate change hazards
KINGSTON, Jamaica, 30 April 2017 (IPS) - Climate change remains inextricably linked to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and a recent conference marked the first opportunity for governments and stakeholders of the Americas to discuss and agree on a Regional Action Plan to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030.



Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines
MELVILLE, US, 30 April 2017 (Newsday) - Block Island on Monday will formally throw the switch on a first-time connection to the New England energy grid through a new cable to the mainland, and begin receiving power from the country’s first five offshore wind turbines.



How a deadly prison island became a natural paradise
WASHINGTON, US, 29 April 2017 (NatGeog) - Coíba is the largest island of the 38 contained in Coíba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lying 23 kilometers off Panamas Pacific coast, and one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.



A running list of how Trump is changing the environment
WASHINGTON, US, 28 April 2017 (NatGeog) - The Trump administration’s tumultuous first months have brought a flurry of changes - both realized and anticipated - to U.S. environmental policy.



Trump opens offshore continental shelf to oil drilling
WASHINGTON, US, 28 April 2017 (ENS) - Donald Trump today signed an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California, the Atlantic states, the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic, revising the schedule of proposed oil and gas lease sales “to the maximum extent permitted by law.”



Caribbean scientists work to limit climate impact on fisheries
KINGSTON, Jamaica, 28 April 2017 (IPS) - Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they’ve been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry.



Atlas of deforestation and industrial plantations in Borneo
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 28 April 2017 (Mongabay) - The Atlas of Deforestation and Industrial Plantations in Borneo documents the loss of rainforest over 40 years from oil palm and pulpwood plantations in one of Earth’s most biodiverse places.



Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines
QUEZON CITY, Philippines , 28 April 2017 (Mongabay) - Prompted by powerful evidence of massive injury to communities and water supplies, and findings of rampant violations of environmental law, the Philippines has bannned new open-pit gold, copper, nickel, and silver mines.



Protest march to take place in St Lucia against Chinese project
CASTRIES, St Lucia, 28 April 2017 (Caribbean News Now) - A national protest march is planned in Vieux-Fort, Saint Lucia, on Sunday against a proposed multibillion-dollar, so-called ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ project, to be funded by the country’s citizenship by investment programme.



Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle
SYDNEY, Australia, 27 April 2017 (AFP) - Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's struggling Great Barrier Reef.



Indigenous communities resisting dams in Indonesia
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 27 April 2017 (Mongabay) - In October 2014, when developers entered Seko and Central Seko to begin preliminary work on a 480-megawatt hydroelectric dam, the communities living there say no one asked their permission.



Wives wanted in the Faroe Islands
TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands, 27 April 2017 (BBC) - There's a shortage of women in the Faroe Islands. So local men are increasingly seeking wives from further afield - Thailand and the Philippines in particular.



Singapore convicts rosewood trader in historic CITES seizure
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 26 April 2017 (Mongabay) - In a major reversal late last month, a high court in Singapore found Wong Wee Keong and his company, Kong Hoo, guilty of illegally importing rosewood from Madagascar, after a lower court had found them not guilty.



As rising seas erode shorelines, Tasmania shows what can be lost
ISLE OF THE DEAD, Tasmania, 26 April 2017 (NYT) - Maybe the hardened convicts who carved the 19th-century gravestones dotting this tiny island were barely literate, or perhaps one of them just had a wicked sense of humor. 



A shared vision for green growth in Fiji
SUVA, Fiji, 26 April 2017 (GGGI) - Fiji faces a number of development challenges including vulnerability to external shocks, such as climate change, a high dependence on imported fossil fuels, declining land and marine biodiversity due to unsustainable land management and coral reef degradation, and costly infrastructure and services in urban and rural communities. 



Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 26 April 2017 (AFP) - Sri Lanka said Wednesday it was overturning a ban on adopting baby elephants, drawing sharp criticism from the animal protection lobby.



New generation rallies to climate cause in Trinidad
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, 26 April 2017 (IPS) - As two environmental activist groups in Trinidad and Tobago powered by young volunteers prepare to ramp up their climate change and sustainability activism, they are also contemplating their own sustainability and how they can become viable over the long-term.



Proposed Phillip Island cancer facility to target Chinese visitors
VICTORIA, Australia, 26 April 2017 (The Age) - A major proposal is afoot to build an international radiation, oncology and chemotherapy treatment centre, complete with 72-bed luxury accommodation and possible golf course.



St Lucia PM cuts funding for National Trust
CASTRIES, St Lucia, 26 April 2017 (Caribbean News Now) - In what is widely regarded locally as punishment for its opposition to a proposed dolphin park and its outspoken criticism of environmentally damaging components of a controversial multibillion-dollar development, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has removed government funding for the Saint Lucia National Trust in the budget estimates currently being debated in parliament.



Centre of excellence for renewable energy opens in Tonga
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga, 25 April 2017 (SPC) - The Pacific Community opened the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency office in Nuku’alofa, Tonga today. 



Cayman to host inaugural Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, 24 April 2017 (Cayman 27) - On the heels of the passing of the country’s first National Energy Policy, Cayman is hosting the inaugural Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference in May,