CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement

  Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled, ‘CARICOM Regional Workshop on the …

Take care of our oceans

Yesterday’s World Oceans Day came and went with little fanfare. That lack of hoopla tends to symbolise most people’s feelings about the ocean, unless for recreational use. We can only hope that Barbados, and by extension the region, pays closer attention to this important “organ”, given its importance in sustaining daily life. The ocean affects …