CLS Annual General Meeting

CLS Meeting, Sunday on 1st July, noon till 2pm

Senator Andre Lewis, President of the Trades Union Congress of the Island of Grenada will be our guest speaker at the AGM. He will be speaking about the problems facing trade unionists in the Caribbean and will doubtless have something to say about the “Windrush Scandal”. This is an important international visitor, so it would be good to have a larger than usual turnout for our distinguished guest.
We shall also be electing our officers and committee – this would be a very good time to renew your membership if … Read on ...

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CARIBBEAN

Hurricanes Irma and Maria signal the emergence of a new climate regime in the Caribbean. At no point in the historical records dating back to the 1880s have two category five storms struck the eastern Caribbean in a single year. The Caribbean is seeing repeated and prolonged droughts, an increase in the number of very hot days, intense rainfall events causing repeated localised flooding, and rising sea levels.
Caribbean economies are built on industries and sectors that are extremely sensitive to climate variations, such as tourism and agriculture. The ferocity of Irma and Maria brought devastation of catastrophic proportions. Without … Read on ...