Around the Caribbean

From Awareness to Action: Public Health Matters

Release – Caribbean Public Health Day (CPHD) is celebrated annually on July 2nd to raise awareness about public health’s vital role in the lives of Caribbean people and to highlight the work of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). This day coincides with the anniversary of CARPHA, the region’s sole public health agency, legally established in July 2011 and operationalized in 2013 following the signing of an Intergovernmental Agreement by CARICOM Heads of Government.

Urgent need for Climate Action, amidst unprecedented hurricane in Caribbean

Release – Hurricane Beryl embarked on a historic course on June 30th as it descended on several Caribbean islands, marking the earliest Category 4 storm ever recorded in the Atlantic hurricane season and hammering islands such as Grenada, Barbados and St. Lucia. For climate change analysts, this is a devastating reality they have been predicting for decades. At the Climate Analytics Caribbean “Midpoint to COP” event, Director Rueanna Haynes lamented the slow progress of countries in implementing the necessary action to limit global warming and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. 

UWI celebrates 100% global ranking

Media Release – The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) strategy of focusing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in building out its academic reputation and global research profile has produced a perfect score in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings announced last month. Over the past decade, the University has strategically established joint global centres and initiatives with other respected universities to provide advocacy and development outcomes around sustainable development. Impressively, within THE’s series of metrics used to evaluate the performance of the individual SDGs, The UWI earned a perfect score of 100% for its relationships to support the goals in pursuit of SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals.