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Tag Archives: SIDS

  1. Justin Sun Attended WTO MC12 with Focuses on SIDS, E-Commerce, and More

    According to a recent OECS, Justin Sun led the Grenada delegation to attend the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). As the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO, Sun spoke during the conference on climate change, food security, SIDS (Small Island Developing States), e-commerce, and other topics. In the conference, Sun stated that […]

    June 29, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Barbadian Leader deems Treatment Of Small States As “Immoral & Unjust”

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley told the global community it is “immoral and unjust” for those causing the suffering of small island developing states, to say they should pay to correct the issues on their own. “It is immoral and unjust in the extreme for persons to cause our suffering and our societies and economies […]

    October 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    Barbados is seeking to join the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance (GOA), to support the “30by30 movement“, established to protect 30 per cent of the ocean space by 2030. And, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey is calling for the rest of the world to follow suit in what he has described […]

    August 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. PM Mottley: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participates in a High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, organized by the United Nations under the co-chairmanship, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness – May 28, 2020 (provided by PMO’s Office).

    May 29, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. “Caribbean island states need differentiated treatment due to COVID19 – Here’s why.” By B’dos PM Mia Mottley and UN Resident Coordinator Didier Trebucq

    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are characterised by their exposure to a variety of risks and limited capacity to deal with them when they occur. This is particularly true in the Eastern Caribbean, being especially prone to natural disasters that are up to 6 times more damaging when compared to developed countries. Now we are […]

    May 25, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. We are 12 years from potential climate catastrophe – here’s how we can walk back from the brink

    “It is existential.” It was all the Fijian Prime Minister needed to say, when I asked him about climate change, after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Southern hemisphere had destroyed his and neighbouring islands back in 2016. We now need to wake up to the fact that the rest of us are […]

    December 29, 2018NatureNo comments
  7. CDB President: Protect countries’ fiscal stability in shift to clean energy

    Two years ago, countries in the Caribbean Region committed to ambitious climate goals under the Paris Agreement. With support from institutions like the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), many are making progress to mitigate the impact of climate change by beginning to shift to clean energy. However, international organisations that are promoting this transition must also […]

    November 14, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  8. CDB to promote resilient recovery, climate action for the Caribbean at UN Climate Change Conference

    A delegation from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has arrived at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. While at the event, which runs until November 17, the Bank will join other regional stakeholders in reiterating the urgent need for climate action and resilient recovery in the Caribbean. Against the backdrop of this […]

    November 13, 2017NatureNo comments
  9. Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and the Caribbean – inextricably linked

    Dr Jimmy Fletcher, Alumnus of the prestigious UK Chevening Scholarship scheme and former Minister for Sustainable Development in St Lucia, has during the past week travelled around the Eastern Caribbean and delivered insightful presentations on the contributions made by the region towards agreements to limit the growth of greenhouse gases. He spoke to Alumni and […]

    October 29, 2017EducationNo comments
  10. EU naming Caribbean “tax havens” meets with stern response from Sir Ronald Sanders

    In naming 30 countries as the “top tax havens in the world“, the European Union (EU) appears to “playing dice” with the reputations of countries, 12 of which are Commonwealth independent small states in the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. An examination of how Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, St […]

    June 19, 2015BusinessNo comments