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22/3/17, POLICY BRIEF: Climate data and projections: Supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean »»
Download POLICY BRIEF: Climate data and projections: Supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean No. of pages: 12 Author(s): Will Bugler, Olivia Palin and Dr Ben Rabb Organisation(s): Acclimatise Format: pdf File size: 620.51 KB Governments in the Caribbean recognise climate variability and change to be the most significant threat to sustainable development in the region. Policies … Continue reading
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21/3/17, Office of Climate Change spearheads ‘green’ agenda sessions in Schools-Regions 4, 5, 6 and 10 to benefit in first quarter of 2017 »»
The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), yesterday, visited three schools in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) to continue its countrywide Climate Change sessions, which are aimed at educating students on the effects of the global phenomenon … Continue reading
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21/3/17, CDB provides funds for poverty reduction in 8 Caribbean countries »»
The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is providing US$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight Caribbean through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). It said the resources will support improved access to quality education; water and sanitation; basic community access and drainage; livelihoods enhancement and human resource development services in low-income … Continue reading
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8/3/17, Message from the Caribbean Community Secretariat to Commemorate International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2017 »»
Photo Credit: CCCCC, International Women's Day 2017 The Caribbean Community joins with the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. The theme for this Forty-Second observance is #BeBoldForChange; a clarion call for all citizens of our Region and the world to play their part in forging more gender inclusive, just societies. Over the past four … Continue reading
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8/3/17, Global conference renews call to reduce greenhouse gas »»
The fifth Regional Platform for disaster risk reduction in the Americas began in Canada today with the United Nations (UN) reiterating a call for the reduction of greenhouse gases that it has labelled “the single most urgent global disaster risk treatment”. Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser told a … Continue reading
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8/3/17, Cuba Seeks To Revitalize Association Of Caribbean States »»
Cuba is seeking to revitalize Association of Caribbean States (ACS) as ACS’ First Cooperation Conference to be held today, March 8, Cuba’s foreign ministry announced on Tuesday. At a press conference, Carlos Zamora, director of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, said this meeting seeks to evaluate the state of implementation … Continue reading
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7/3/17, Building climate resilience is integral to continued prosperity in the Caribbean »»
The escalating cost of climate change to the Caribbean region makes a compelling argument for taking early action for adapting to climate change. An analysis of ten years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic and social development, including agriculture and tourism, are especially vulnerable to … Continue reading
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7/3/17, Caribbean | Early Warning System to Help Caribbean Fishermen Deal With ClimateFishermen who depend on fishing for a living need an early warning system Change »»
The challenges of climate change and variability faced by fishermen and women in four Caribbean countries are to be addressed through early warning and emergency response tools being developed under the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The information, communication and technology (ICT) solution, which is being developed by the … Continue reading
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7/3/17, 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 Conservation … Continue reading
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3/3/17, Public-Private Insurance Partnerships Bolster Latin American/Caribbean Resilience »»
Globally, three of the ten most costly natural disaster events in the last 35 years occurred in total or in part in the Latin America/Caribbean (LAC) region; losses from Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean are still being assessed. Today, 80 percent of the LAC population lives in urban areas, second only to North America (82 … Continue reading
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28/2/17, Preparing the country’s readiness and resilience in a time of climate change »»
Our country is surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic Ocean on one side the Caribbean Sea on the other.  Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as ours are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters.  Global climate change is expected to increase natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods and drought. In addition, to climate change, population growth … Continue reading
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28/2/17, UTech launches graduate degree in sustainable energy and climate change »»
The University of Technology (UTECH), Jamaica through its Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute (CSEII) and the Faculty of The Built Environment (FOBE) will on Thursday launch the multidisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change. The degree was developed in collaboration with technical assistance from partner the German Society for International … Continue reading
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28/2/17, National government is at the heart of climate change action in the Caribbean »»
New analysis of over a decade’s-worth of research on climate change in the Caribbean, suggests that national governments are important drivers of co-ordinated climate change action in the region. The research acknowledges the importance of ‘bottom-up’, community level approaches, but found that in isolation they are insufficient to meet the complex challenges posed by climate … Continue reading
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21/2/17, Caribbean warned to prepare for more severe storms »»
At an OECS climate change forum, environmentalists warn that frequency and intensity of extreme weather conditions is likely to increase. OECS member states have been urged to prepare for more extreme weather conditions and natural disasters as a result of climate change. The warning came from Crispin d’Auvergne, Saint Lucia’s Chief Sustainable Development Officer, who … Continue reading
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21/2/17, Jamaican communities better able to address emergencies and climate change with Canadian support »»
Abacus for Communities and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) recently completed the projects in Jamaica which have helped communities across the island to reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. Jamaica’s largest environmental conservation area, Portland Bight, is now better equipped to deal with climate change with the completion of The … Continue reading
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20/2/17, CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016 »»
In 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$306 million in loans and grants, the highest approval total during the past five years. And of the countries for which funding was approved, Belize, Saint Lucia and Suriname were the three largest beneficiaries of loans. Dr William Warren Smith, CDB president, made this announcement during the … Continue reading
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14/2/17, Vacancy – Programme Manager, Research and Resource Assessment, CRFM Secretariat »»
Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism / Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members to fill the position of PROGRAMME MANAGER – RESEARCH AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT in the CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FISHERIES MECHANISM (CRFM) SECRETARIAT. Full details of the position may be obtained at www.crfm.int or contact secretariat@crfm.int. Applications in English Language … Continue reading
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27/1/17, Save the Reefs: How to Preserve the Caribbean’s Underwater Landscape »»
As beautiful as the Caribbean is above water, an even more breathtaking and diverse landscape exists just below the surface, where an ecosystem of reefs boasts some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling on the planet. The Caribbean accounts for around 7 percent of the world’s shallow coral reefs, home to dozens of types … Continue reading
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27/1/17, Latin America and the Caribbean could be first developing region to eradicate hunger »»
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States food security plan offers a clear pathway to zero hunger within ten years, FAO Director-General says. Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a food security plan developed by the CELAC bloc, … Continue reading
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26/1/17, Saint Lucia attends marine workshop »»
Press Release – Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK are joining up this week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region. In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are set … Continue reading
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25/1/17, CRFM and fisheries powerhouse, Norway, launch fact-finding mission »»
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The project would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management. Dr. Åge Høines, Senior Scientist, Institute of Marine Research, Norway; … Continue reading
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20/1/17, Vacancy – Research Associate »»
Climate Analytics is seeking a Research Associate in the field of Ecological and Climate Economics to expand its science unit. The successful applicant will strengthen Climate Analytics’ Science Team through strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, working closely with research associates in Berlin, the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island States and (West-)Africa. The … Continue reading
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11/1/17, At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America & Caribbean »»
The guidelines will serve as a template for countries to create their own policies to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns In an effort to combat the impacts of environmental degradation and promote sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, FAO this week presented a set of Voluntary guidelines for agro-environmental policies meant to help policy … Continue reading
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11/1/17, Study: Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the Caribbean »»
  A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching — the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems — on annual basis. The finding is … Continue reading
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10/1/17, Trinidad and Tobago civil society ready to tackle climate change in 2017 »»
  Five civil society organisations (CSOs) in Trinidad and Tobago are starting 2017 ready to tackle climate change through raising awareness, advocating for strong policies and action, and implementing practical adaptation projects guided by assessments of what are the key vulnerabilities and priorities for resilience building. The five CSOs – Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad … Continue reading
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10/1/17, A crucial year for the Reform Process – CARICOM SG »»
The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers opened on 9 January 2017, at the CARICOM headquarters, Guyana, under the chairmanship of Guyana’s Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Carl Greenidge. In his remarks to the Official Opening, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Amb. Irwin LaRocque told the gathering that 2017 was … Continue reading
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5/1/17, Questions and Answers to Procurement Activity – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations »»
Peruse the Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations Download: Q&A – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations Interested and eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ms. Allison Williams, Procurement Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Email: procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz, between the hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday … Continue reading
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2/12/16, Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) for the implementation of the project “Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP)” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payment under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological … Continue reading
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28/11/16, Bioenergy course modules available now! »»
We are pleased to announce the publication of a collection of renewable energy resources is now available on the Centre’s website under the Education tab Online Bioenergy Course. The resources, including reference books, modules, exams and exercises, were crafted and used in our inaugural BIOENERGY course. The comprehensive course was offered in Belize by the Centre … Continue reading
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28/11/16, SAVE THE DATE-Caribbean Urban Forum 2017 (CUF7)- [GREEN] Energy, Economy and Space-May 17th-19th, 2017 »»
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23/11/16, B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Partnership with GIZ and United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) project hosted Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair at the Belize Biltmore Plaza, in Belize City on the 9th November, 2016. The presentation of the “Potential Study on Producible biogas and … Continue reading
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22/11/16, Eastern and Southern Caribbean Countries to benefit from a new US$25.6 million Climate Change Adaptation Program »»
PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; November 22, 2016 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the United States Agency for International Development for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID)/ESC launched the Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) today, November 22, 2016, at the CCCCC’s headquarters in Belmopan, Belize. The CCAP, which will be implemented … Continue reading
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16/11/16, Hon. Omar Figueroa’s address in Marrakech urges, “COP22 must deliver.” »»
The following is a statement by Hon. Omar Figueroa, Belize's Minister of State, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 12th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto … Continue reading
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11/11/16, Day 3 – COP 22 »»
On Wednesday, 9 November, delegates reflected on Trump’s US election victory and implications for the Paris Agreement and domestic US policy. The COP youth constituency expressed their frustration and outrage with the result.   On Wednesday, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, convened for its third day. In the morning, plenaries for the … Continue reading
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11/11/16, Day 2 – COP22 »»
Countries met in informal groups to discuss the details needed to operationalize the Paris Agreement. Earth Information Day took place on Tuesday. The aim is to link the work of the science community with the implementation of the Paris Agreement. On Tuesday, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, convened. In the morning, the … Continue reading
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8/11/16, UN Climate Change Conference Opens with Calls for Implementation and Amplification of Paris Agreement »»
The Marrakech Climate Change Conference commenced three days after the Paris Agreement entered into force. In a press conference preceding its opening, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said that dialogue and decisions in Marrakech have “immense potential” to “accelerate and amplify” the response to the climate challenge outlined in the Paris Agreement. Espinosa encouraged public and private … Continue reading
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8/11/16, The World Bank Group Boosts Global Climate Ambition »»
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Since the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21 in December 2015, the world has seen increased ambition on climate change. Almost every country in the world has now set national climate targets, and the Agreement has gone into force much earlier than expected. However, global climate action is still not happening at the … Continue reading
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4/11/16, 22nd COP of the UNFCCC & the Entry into force of the Paris Agreement »»
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco. COP22 will build on last year’s Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) and begin preparations for entry into force of the Paris … Continue reading
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3/11/16, Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy & Renewable Energy Fair »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Partnership with the GIZ, The Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is hosting Belize’s First B2B Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy Fair at the Belize Biltmore Plaza, in Belize City on the 9th November, 2016. Event Highlight: Presentation of the “Potential … Continue reading
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1/11/16, CWWA, CIMH sign agreement to establish climate services partnership »»
The Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association (CWWA) has signed an agreement with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) to establish a multi-sector partnership for climate services in the Caribbean. The agreement was signed at the CWWA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. The AGM formed part of the five-day conference that ended … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Wanted: “Clean, Green” Businesses For Start-Up With SBDC »»
The Small Business Development Center, a division of the Belize Trade and Investment Service, last year pioneered the “Startup Weekend” as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. It was intended to provide a forum for budding entrepreneurs to get guidance and opportunities for presenting their planned businesses to an important audience. The SBDC is repeating the … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Commonwealth brainstorms climate change responses »»
The Commonwealth is bringing together global experts to thrash out new ideas for not just reducing climate change but actually reversing its effects by mimicking success stories in nature. At a two-day gathering on Friday and Saturday at the 52-country organisation’s headquarters in London, a diverse band of experts in fields such as biomimicry, carbon … Continue reading
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31/10/16, CDB engages regional water and waste management specialists in Trinidad »»
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently partnered with the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), to host the largest gathering of water and waste-management specialists from across the Caribbean at the CWWA 2016 Conference and Exhibition. “Clean water is one of the key pillars of human development and its importance cannot be overstated. The use … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Green Climate Fund accredits CDB »»
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is now an accredited partner institution of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Through the accreditation, CDB now has better access to funding to support low-emission and climate-resilient programmes and projects in its borrowing member countries (BMCs). “As an accredited partner institution of the GCF, CDB has the opportunity to mobilise … Continue reading
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31/10/16, Climate change will impact Caribbean resources »»
Alberton Pacheco, Regional Coordinator for Ecosystems of the United Nations Environmental Programme, said yesterday climate change and climate variability strongly impact water resources in the Caribbean. He said the region suffers from a lot of droughts, which affects agriculture and when these droughts pass they are usually followed by periods of floods. “In the long run, … Continue reading
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13/10/16, A word from the Intern at CCCCC – Arundo Donax in Belize »»
Caribbean Climate features another exclusive contribution from Edon Daniels, a Masters Student from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, reading in Natural Resource and Environmental Management, specializing in Climate Change. This internship at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has offered me the opportunity to work on the Arundo donax Project (ADP). … Continue reading
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13/10/16, Grenada finalizes plan to prepare for climate change impacts »»
On October 11th, the Government of Grenada held its final consultation for developing a National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (NAP). Following 9 sector-specific consultations throughout this year, more than 50 stakeholders from various sectors gathered again to finalize the draft NAP. The NAP process was created by the United Nations as an opportunity for countries … Continue reading
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12/10/16, Launch of the One UN Caribbean Website! »»
Join us for the digital launch of the One UN Caribbean website on Wednesday 12th October, 2016 at 1-2pm AST About the Website The One UN Caribbean website will serve as a hub for communication on development issues and initiatives in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean relating to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the soon to be … Continue reading
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6/10/16, Heat in the Place – The Effect of Climate Change on Trinidad and Tobago »»
Caribbean Climate features another exclusive contribution from Nolana E. Lynch is an environmentalist, climate change scientist and philanthropist from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Miss Lynch was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development for her work in Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction and also the Trinidad and Tobago National Youth Award for her … Continue reading
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5/10/16, What Penalties Should Big Polluters Face?! »»
Caribbean Climate features another exclusive contribution from Nolana E. Lynch is an environmentalist, climate change scientist and philanthropist from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Miss Lynch was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development for her work in Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction and also the Trinidad and Tobago National Youth Award for her … Continue reading
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