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Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water

Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water
Published on December 2, 2016
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Amazone Resources towing fresh water to Barbados on a trial run

 By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Alliance Partners of Monaco, which is moving to tap the lucrative drinking water business, has identified Suriname and Finland as the world’s top two sources of high quality drinking water during a press conference this week in Finland.

However, the company has chosen Finland because it is three hours away from Monaco. Nevertheless, Suriname isn’t so far from the EU, it borders France’s overseas department of French Guiana, and may have an advantage in tapping the EU market.    Continue reading

Here’s What A National Geographic Team Had To Say About Guyana

Here’s What A National Geographic Team Had To Say About Guyana

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 18, 2016 – An unspoiled country that just must be explored.

That’s the description of Guyana – not from the mouth of any government or tourism official, but from a team from the National Geographic Magazine that visited the island recently.

Journalist Marco Barneveld and photographer Rene Kaster were on a familiarization tour hosted by the Guyana Tourism Authority in observance of Tourism Awareness Month.        Continue reading

Supermoon, which will look brighter and larger than any .

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2016 ends with a trio of full moons at their closest points to Earth, with the one on Nov. 14 being the closest to the earth in the 21st century. Courtesy: NASA

‘New Era of Climate Change Reality,’ WMO Warns – by Rosaliene Bacchus

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With atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations having reached a “symbolic and significant milestone” in 2015—and with no signs of them abating this year—the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Monday that “a new era of climate change reality” is upon us.

Source: ‘New Era of Climate Change Reality,’ WMO Warns

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Haiti: Before And After Hurricane Matthew – In Photos

Haiti Before And After Hurricane Matthew – In Photos

   OCTOBER 7, 2016

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Friday October 7, 2016 – The death toll in Haiti from the catastrophic passage of Hurricane Matthew continues to rise, as authorities predicted, with the number near 300 up to this morning.

The loss of life and livelihoods, homes and infrastructure, has been staggering.

Most of the deaths were in towns and fishing villages around Haiti’s southern coast, with many killed by falling trees, flying debris and swollen rivers.

Authorities are still trying to assess the situation, but the photos below, published on BBC’s website, give an idea of some of the physical damage that has been done by Matthew when it hit the country as a Category 4 hurricane.

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PARTS OF SOUTHERN HAITI REMAIN ISOLATED AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF A BRIDGE AT PETIT-GOAVE.

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The now Category 3 Matthew, with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, then headed up the coastline of the US state of Florida

Paris Climate Change Agreement enters into force 4 November 2016 – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Secretary-General at Paris Agreement Ratification Ceremony.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Paris Agreement Ratification Ceremony. From Paris to Hangzhou – Climate Response in Action. H.E. Mr. XI Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America present the instrument for the Paris Agreement to the Secretary-General.
Photo Credit: United Nations /Eskinder Debebe

On October 5, 2016, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban K-moon announced that the Paris Climate Change Agreement will enter into force on November 4, 2016.

Read his full statement.

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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jamaica

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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 1 2016 Hurricane Matthew weakened as it churned across the Caribbean — threatening Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas.
Matthew strengthened into a Category 5 late Friday, becoming the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007, the National Weather Service said.

However, by early Saturday, it had downgraded to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (250 km/h).     Continue reading

GUYANA: Blessings to Treasure – 40 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Climate Disruption: Latest News on ExxonMobil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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The campaign to hold Exxon accountable for their climate cover-up just took a big step forward.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 20, 2016, that they’re opening an investigation into whether Exxon has failed to account for the risk climate change and climate regulations could pose to their business model.

Learn more at 350.org.

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Guyana’s Natural Resources: Zero Tolerance for Vaitarna and Bai Shan Lin – xpressblogg.com

Guyana- loggingOpinion - commentary -analysisThe sudden decision by China to provide aid to Guyana was hardly puzzling.

We knew that another principle of distributive justice was at work; one that was not formally articulated, perhaps deliberately muted because of the disparate goals of the parties at the deal table.

The world was already watching on at the not so subtle creep of China into the Caribbean and surrounding countries that shared the same dependency on foreign aid because the choices of their post colonial leaders – selfish governance, greed, corruption – led to economic underdevelopment and stagnation that left these countries sitting on potential they were unable to develop.

India, its equally insidious partner, was hot on its heels and did not go unnoticed, either.    Continue reading

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