Caribbean news: gang leaders, coral farms + more

Caribbean news: gang leaders, coral farms + more

MILLIONS GIVEN FOR CLIMATE FIGHTBACK

Canda will provide Can$223.5m (£135m) in funding to countries in the Americas and the Caribbean to adapt to the effects of climate change. Canada, which is a co-partner with the UK in the Powering Past Coal Alliance, said in a release that the money will go towards “private-sector investments for renew- able energy, sustainable agriculture and forestry to help the most vulnerable in the region, especially women and girls, adapt to climate change”.

BARBADOS SEEKING EURO MARKET GOAL

Barbados Foriegn Trade Minister, Sandra Husbands, has asked small and medium-sized enterprises to consider exporting to the French overseas departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe and Dutch Caribbean territories to gain access to the European market. She described them as “good entry points” to the 500 million citizens in mainland Europe.

NEUTRALISING THE THREAT OF DONS

Jamaica’s Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, has asked people to help neutralise the influence of dons (gang leaders) in local communities. He added that “if more right-thinking Jamaicans can expose and neutralise the dons and the gangs, then Jamaica can reduce its crime problem. Jamaica can be a better place”.

FIRST LAND-BASED CORAL FARM OPENS

The world’s first land-based commercial coral farm has been opened in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita project uses cutting-edge technology to accelerate coral growth 50 times faster than its natural restoration period. The farm will also be used as an education centre and tourist attraction.

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