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    RE-VOLT is on a mission to bring affordable and reliable electricity to families in rural Haiti and is running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the expansion of its service to more customers. Through the installation of a system consisting of a solar panel, a control / power storage unit, several lights and a phone […]

    November 2, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  2. CARICOM Energy Programme Provides Solar Lanterns to Dominica

    As part of the disaster response activities of the CARICOM Secretariat, the Energy Programme has provided four hundred Emergency LED Solar Lanterns to the Government of Dominica. Dominica was the most severely impacted among the CARICOM Member States on which Tropical Storm Erika unleashed torrential rains on Thursday 27 August, with continuous rainfall measuring 10 […]

    September 9, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  3. IMF officials meet with Nevisian Public/Private sector officials

    A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, met with Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Vance Amory and members of the private sector to discuss the economy of Nevis. The meeting which was hosted by the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), was […]

    September 6, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Greater coordination of efforts as key reason behind Green Summit

    “Getting local agricultural and environmental groups on the same page“. This is the motivation behind the launch of the inaugural Green Summit to be held this week at Foursqaure Rum Distillery and Heritage Park in St. Philip. Under the theme, “Regenerating Together” the summit, sponsored by local organisation Slow Food Barbados, will witness a range […]

    September 1, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  5. Lettuce project bringing agriculture, renewable energy & technology together

    Nestled unobtrusively in the heart of Belleplaine, St. Andrew at the back of a quaint Barbadian home lies an example of what happens when agriculture, renewable energy and technology come together to form a productive union. SolaGrow is a community-based solar cooled greenhouse research project where hydroponically-grown lettuce will be cultivated in fully automated, climate-controlled […]

    August 8, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  6. Cahill Energy proposed Waste To Energy is a Waste of Time – NOT BARBADOS!

    Kid #3: My Mommy says smoking kills. Nick Naylor: Oh, is your Mommy a doctor? Kid #3: No. Nick Naylor: A scientific researcher of some kind? Kid #3: No. Nick Naylor: Well, then she’s hardly a credible expert, is she? Aaron Eckhart – Thank You for Smoking (2005) This film was a seminal treatise on […]

    July 23, 2015Editorial, Health1 comment

    St. Kitts and Nevis has ramped up its pursuit of geothermal energy, as it seeks to expand renewable energy alternatives. Speaking at the Prime Minister’s monthly press conference on Wednesday (July 15), Minister of Energy, Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, pointed out how plans have been put in place to conduct feasibility study in St. Kitts, to […]

    July 17, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  8. Cross Section of sectors benefitting from sensitisation training on photovoltaic systems

    Representatives from the financial services sector as well as several Government agencies gained a better understanding of issues related to solar photovoltaic systems during a half-day workshop recently. The workshop was the first in a series of four organised by the Barbados Renewable Energy Association in collaboration with the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) […]

    June 24, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  9. CDB signs renewable energy agreement with EU-CIF

    Efforts by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency among its Borrowing Member Countries have been advanced by the signing of a Contribution Agreement with the European Union-Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF), in Brussels, Belgium to support the new Sustainable Energy for the Eastern Caribbean (SEEC) Programme. The […]

    June 23, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  10. Tribute for Green Business Barbados at Limegrove’s Eco Fair: Cave Hill Campus’ FST or Faculty of Science & Technology

    This UWI Faculty has an outreach programme aimed at promoting the use of solar energy stills, solar dryers and photovoltaic panels and was very popular at Limegrove.

    June 17, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. Tribute for Green Business Barbados at Limegrove’s Eco Fair: MegaPower

    Megapower paraded their Nissan Leaf at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Eco Expo earlier in June – electric car owners can find a dedicated charging point in the Limegrove car park, as well as at Sheraton Mall and Trimart in Haggatt Hall!

    June 17, 2015Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Launches Competition for Tertiary Students Across Barbados and the OECS

    Post-secondary school students from across the region will have the opportunity to put their engineering and business skills to the test this year when the UNDP/SIDS DOCK support programme, in conjunction with the OECS Commission and the Caribbean Science Foundation, launches the first ever Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Competition. This contest, which began June 5th, […]

    June 8, 2015EducationNo comments
  13. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy Leads Environmental Preservation Charge

    People are being urged to redouble their efforts to combat pollution and preserve the environment as the region continues to face alarming environmental shocks. The call for greater environmental stewardship came as the United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, under the leadership of its newly established “Green Team,” joined worldwide […]

    May 7, 2015NatureNo comments

    Within a few days, the European Union will pay BDS $35.65 million into the Consolidated Fund as part of its continuing support of the Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Programme. And, Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, has described the HRD Programme as an important stepping stone in the reform of the Barbados economy. He made […]

    March 15, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments