Jewel Fraser is a freelance Caribbean journalist who writes about climate change and environmental sustainability issues for international publications.
Podcast: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Caribbean Students
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Caribbean Students
This is a three-part podcast series that examines the impact of COVID-19 on Caribbean students. It highlights the challenges, inequities, and struggles faced by students, their parents, and their teachers in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago during this global pandemic. The series uses the pandemic as a starting point to examine what needs to change in Caribbean education systems to make them more responsive to the needs of young people and ensure ...
Caribbean aims to Turn Foul-smelling, Enviro Problem Sargassum Seaweed into High-Value Products
Climate Change, Environment, Featured, Green Economy, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Multimedia, Natural Resources, Podcast, South-South, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations, Trade & Investment, Water & Sanitation
Jul 14 2021 (IPS) - A regular visitor to the islands of the Caribbean has become a dreaded nuisance over the past ten years. The sargassum seaweed that typically washes ashore now arrives each year in overwhelming, extraordinary amounts for reasons th...
Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships
A virulent and fast-moving coral disease that has swept through the Caribbean could be linked to waste or ballast water from ships, according to research.
Living Planet: Caribbean islands battle water shortages
In parts of the Caribbean, it is not unusual for faucets to run dry — the region is facing drought linked to climate change. During the COVID-19 pandemic, that means many people lack the water they need to wash their hands. Aging infrastructure that wastes this precious resource is among the main problems. But locals in Trinidad are seeking solutions.
Duration 07:47 mins.
Climate change puts pressure on failing Caribbean water supplies
The picturesque tropical islands are surrounded by water, yet shortages are a daily reality for many. Rising temperatures and low rainfall could make matters worse.
Trinidad Skilfully Handles COVID-19 but Falls Short with Wildlife
Could indiscriminate hunting lead to an outbreak of another zoonotic disease in Trinidad and Tobago. In this Voices from the Global South podcast our correspondent Jewel Fraser finds out.
Food Markets in the Caribbean Take Stock of Vulnerability during COVID-19
In this Voices from the Global South podcast, I take a closer look at the impact online food delivery services have had during the pandemic and the role they can play in ensuring regional food security.
Haiti turns to slow food to speed up agricultural recovery
Haitian artisanal farmers are determined to help their country regain the self-sufficiency in agricultural production it once enjoyed, and they are looking to a movement begun in Italy in the 1980s, known as "slow food" to help them do that.
GEF Project to be Game-changer for Trinidad Quarries
IPS correspondent Jewel Fraser finds out whether a GEF-funded project can really help Trinidad and Tobago quarry companies be environmentally responsible.
Trinidad and Tobago Struggles to Meet its Biodiversity Targets
Biodiversity, Editors' Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Multimedia, Podcast, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations
In this Voices from the Global South podcast, Jewel Fraser finds out more about challenges facing Trinidad and Tobago as it seeks to meet its Aichi biodiversity targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Dis is Ability
Jon Williams, a 38-year-old artist with Down Syndrome, took up art after a nervous breakdown in 2015. His work has been well received and he has twice been the subject of a one-man exhibition at one of Trinidad and Tobago's most prestigious art galleries. His story is a testament to the value of parental love and reasonable expectations as regards self-discipline.
Belize Passes Milestone Law to Safeguard Fisheries
An interview with the Environmental Defense Fund's Chief Oceans Scientist Doug Rader about Belize's new Fisheries Resources Act.
Can Bees Add a Fresh Buzz to the Caribbean’s $56 Billion Tourism Market?
An unusual story about how the Caribbean is turning to bees as a new tourist attraction.
Caribbean Adopts Remote Sensing to Prepare for Hurricanes
In this Voices from the Global South podcast, Caribbean correspondent Jewel Fraser learns how remote sensing technology can help the region better prepare for natural disasters.
Eastern Caribbean Embarks on Strategy Towards a Blue-Green Economy
A podcast interview done with Caribbean Natural Resources Institute expert, Alexander Girvan, about a new blue-green economy action plan being launched by the OECS.