Web article with link to podcast on Youtube about the ongoing systemic issues of the global pharmaceutical supply chain and how vaccine inequity during the recent pandemic emphasised these.
This second podcast looks at the debacle that unfolded following the CXC's adjustment of school-leaving examinations in 2020 in the face of the pandemic. Through the voices of those affected in Barbados and Trinidad, the podcast depicts the subsequent protests by parents, students and teachers and their struggles with the Caribbean Examinations Council to have the poor grades awarded in 2020 rescinded. We hear the impact of the lower grades on students' plans and dreams and the though...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IPS correspondent Jewel Fraser finds out whether a GEF-funded project can really help Trinidad and Tobago quarry companies be environmentally responsible.
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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.
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.
An interview with the Environmental Defense Fund's Chief Oceans Scientist Doug Rader about Belize's new Fisheries Resources Act.
An unusual story about how the Caribbean is turning to bees as a new tourist attraction.
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.