Category Archives: Media Production Articles

World Wildlife Day March 3rd

BirdsCaribbean’s Inaugural – World Wildlife Day – Message

2013 marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) – March 3, 1973. To mark the anniversary, 3 March, 2014 has been chosen as the first ever World Wildlife Day. It is an important moment in global biodiversity conservation as CITES is a historic international agreement made between the governments of 180 member countries to protect earth’s species from the threat of exploitation due to trade. 

Panos Caribbean offers video production consultancy on biodiversity

Duration of consultancy: February 28, 2014 – April 28, 2014
Deadline for application: Friday February 21, 2014

Who can apply: Videographers/Video editors

Aim: Regional communication NGO Panos Caribbean is offering a video production consultancy to highlight lessons learnt and best practices inside key biodiversity areas in the Caribbean, notably Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

An Exchange of Wisdom, Even

This is how Program Coordinator Jan Voordouw describes a program initiated by his non-profit organization Panos Caribbean, the Vancouver/Jamaica Exchange Project.

First, shall I tell you about Panos? Established in Washington, DC, in 1986, it is very much communication-oriented, in specific fields. With its head office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and its secondary office in Jamaica, Panos’ aim is to “help people participate in the development debate, in particular through the media.”

SPS standards hampering international agricultural trade for Antigua & Barbuda



ST JOHNS, Antigua — Antigua & Barbuda continues to experience legislative, financial, infrastructural, and technical impediments as its ministry of agriculture moves toward the implementation of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards and regulations for the export of agricultural commodities.

Under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement, SPS Standards deal with regulatory measures applied to protect human, animal and plant health. These agreements aim to harmonise SPS measures, such as control and inspection procedures, risk assessment methods and the safeguarding of facilities for food and agricultural products (raw, semi-processed and processed) in international trade or supply chain.

Fertile mind, foreign country…

Any sojourn to a foreign country can be rocked by challenges, not the least of which can be your own mind.

 You read correctly — your mind. My own got the better of me just two evenings ago, a mere 24 hours after I arrived in Poland for the United Nations Climate Change Talks, being held in the capital Warsaw.

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