As part of a regional climate change initiative, the United States Government supported a major reforestation effort on the island of Grenada on Friday, May 20. Students from the McDonald College Secondary School, forestry officials, and members of the St. Patrick’s Environmental Community Tourism Organization (SPECTO) planted over 100 trees on Mount Rodney Beach in Sauteurs to help combat extensive coastal and land degradation.
Under the US $5.8 million regional project, St. Kitts and Nevis received US $900,000 to support reform efforts, including the provision of training, capacity building, and technical assistance to the New Horizons Rehabilitation Centre, the Magistrates Court, and the Department of Probation and Child Services.
Farmers and residents in St. Kitts and Nevis are better equipped to withstand climate change-related impacts including extreme droughts and flooding thanks to the use of climate-smart technologies employed under a US $9.5 million “Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change” (RRACC) Project in the OECS. The program was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the OECS Commission.
Farmers and communities in Antigua and Barbuda are better equipped to withstand drought, improve food production, and ultimately enhance the country’s resilience to the negative impacts of a changing climate. The United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela, highlighted this positive development while addressing a close out ceremony for the Antigua arm of the US$9.5 million “Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change (RRACC)” Project in the OECS.
The United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela, congratulated government officials in Antigua and Barbuda for their ongoing juvenile justice reform efforts during a close out ceremony for the Antigua segment of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP) in the OECS.
Last updated: May 31, 2016