FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push

JAMAICA has joined six other Caribbean countries in implementing its own dietary guidelines with the aim of improving the nutritional well-being of citizens.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The air quality report on the Riverton dump fire, commissioned by the Health Ministry, shows that the samples of air pollutants taken from the site contained high levels of haza

A global anti-tobacco conference that ended yesterday urged countries to take steps to reduce the consumption of tobacco, which it said was a leading cause of disease and death worldwide.

LIMA, Peru (CMC) — A new report by the World Bank is calling on Caribbean countries to rethink their policies in order to break the cycle of chronic poverty in the region.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Dr Orville Grey, technical officer in the Government’s Climate Change Division, says Jamaica is highly vulnerable when it comes to the effects of climate change.

A new United Nations report says investing in disaster resilience is vital for sustainable development in the Caribbean and other places.

A total of $15 million has been budgeted for the Climate Resilience II Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (pilot), as part of measures to bolster support for climate change activities.

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil — This Sept 15, 2009 file photo shows damage done to the Amazon rainforest in a deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil’s northern state of Para. (PHOTO: AP)

THE Government has, since March 2013, spent $60 million on activities in the agricultural sector to strengthen farmers' response to climate change, as well as part of efforts to shore up food secur