JET gets new CEO as Diana McCaulay retires

JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) deputy Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Stanley is set to replace Diana McCaulay next year as head of JET. Read More

Government announces Cockpit Country boundary
After years of contention between Government and conservationists over controversial bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country, Government yesterday announced that it has adopted a boundary for the expansive broadleaf forest sited primarily in the parish of...... Read More

EU financing Eastern Caribbean geothermal project
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the European Union on Monday announced the formalisation of an agreement to kickstart the development of geothermal energy production in the Eastern Caribbean. ... Read More

Caricom urges int'l community to rethink C'bean aid policy
UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Secretary General of the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping, Irwin LaRocque on Monday said hurricanes have now become game changers for the Caribbean and urged the international development financing community to be generous to...... Read More

Research shows J'cans catching, eating juvenile parrotfish

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Early findings from research into Jamaica's parrotfish population has revealed that Jamaican parrotfish are measuring smaller than the expected mature fish size, supporting concerns that the parrotfish being caught, sold and consumed are juvenile fish which have not been allowed to reach... Read More

MPs for SDGs

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Under the guidance of the United Nations team in Jamaica, student leaders from five high schools yesterday issued Members of Parliament with commemorative sustainable development goal (SDG) pins as they arrived at Gordon House. Read More

Turning Point: Which countries' GHG emissions have peaked? Which will in the future?

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

The global community has coalesced around the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement, one of which is to peak global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible. The longer we delay the peak — the point when global emissions switch from increasing to... Read More

In search of climate financing

Wednesday, November, 1 2017    

Jamaica's climate negotiators, who are in Germany for the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23), are reporting a good first day of the preparatory meetings leading up to the global climate change conference which runs from November 6-17. Read More

NEPA OK with oil-spill clean-up

Wednesday, November, 1 2017    

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) advised yesterday that it was satisfied with the clean-up of the oil spill which happened in the Montego Bay Freeport last Thursday night. Read More

Rooting for corals

Wednesday, November, 1 2017    

For its sixth staging, LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) is challenging primary and prep school students to become guardians of coral reefs. Read More

Save sharks, rays

Wednesday, October, 25 2017    

Bridgetown , Barbados — Shark and ray fisheries and conservation experts as well as fisheries officers from 15 Caribbean countries met here last week to discuss the status of the shark and ray populations in the Western Central Atlantic. During the meeting they... Read More

C'bean youth head to Bonn for climate talks

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Two Caribbean students, one from Jamaica and the other from Dominica, have won the opportunity to attend this year's global climate talks in Bonn, Germany. Read More

'Use garbage bins'

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Prompted by what he described as widespread littering on the streets of the major towns in St Mary and St Ann, general manager of Beaches Ocho Rios Brian Roper marshalled the procurement and donation of over 200 garbage drums to the councils in both... Read More

Chang advocates climate-resilient housing

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for water, works and housing Dr Horace Chang says the housing sector must be governed by regulations and practices that are sustainable, climate-resilient and will ensure the safety and security of... Read More

Scientists to stanardise coral reef monitoring

Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

The Port Royal Marine Lab is home this week to conservationists from across the region who will be learning how to assess the socio-economic value of their work with a view to getting more buy-in from stakeholder groups, governments, and the public in... Read More


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