Port company to rescue Refuge Cay

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

In an apparent attempt to stave off criticism about the potential damage its dredging of Kingston Harbour is causing to marine species and livelihoods, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has been sponsoring corporate social responsibility projects in the areas... Read More

Jamaica signs Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Agreement

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

GRAND ANSE, Grenada — Jamaica is signatory to the Agreement establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, CCREEE. Read More


Wednesday, July, 5 2017    

Government is today expected to launch a US$700,000-programme to strengthen the legislative framework for reducing plastic and styrofoam pollution of the natural environment.At today's exchange rate, US$700,000 is about $91 million. Read More

Schools win big in PCJ energy contest

Wednesday, July, 5 2017    

W inners of the 2017 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)Schools Energy Programme Science Competition will earn a solar water heater from Conserve It Limited. Cedric Titus High, which won the 16 - 19 age category of the science competition, also... Read More

Prune trees before hurricane hits!

Wednesday, June, 28 2017    

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What about us?

BY SASHA ROWE Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 28 2017    

THE garbage in Whitfield Town and its environs has not been collected in the past four weeks, leaving residents both upset with the government waste disposal agency and worried about their health as the mounds of garbage bags and overflowing bins have quickly become hosts to rats, flies,... Read More

PCJ biofuels project

Wednesday, June, 28 2017    

THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has disclosed that the biodiesel research it is conducting in concert with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute has reached the vehicular trials phase. Read More

St Lucia to construct solar farm

Friday, June, 23 2017    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has signed a contract with the international solar energy firm, GRUPOTEC, for the engineering, procurement, and construction for a three-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Vieux Fort, north of... Read More

Maryland All-Age takes Second Sep Win

Wednesday, June, 21 2017    

Maryland All-Age emerged champions of the Schools' Environment Programme (SEP) for the 2016/17 academic year for the second-straight year, beating a field of 15 schools which vied for the top prize at the SEP Research Day and Awards Ceremony at the Jamaica Conference... Read More

UN needs to work more closely with societies to achieve environment goals — UN rep

Wednesday, June, 21 2017    

Efforts to protect the environment and the ocean took centre stage earlier this month as millions of people worldwide celebrated World Environment Day and World Oceans Day on June 5 and 8, respectively. Read More

Fort George REAPS it!

BY SASHA ROWE Environment writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

 In its first year of participating, Fort George Primary and Infant School has won the 2016-2017 iteration of LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP). Read More

Trees reduce impact of floods — Forestry Dept

Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

The Forestry Department is appealing to those who planted seedlings as part of their Labour Day observance this year to water and nurture them to maturity, arguing that if the country had more trees planted on hillsides, the flooding from recent heavy rains would not... Read More

SRC pushes development of biogas

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

 THE Scientific Research Council (SRC) is taking steps to ramp up the usage of biogas as a fuel source across all sectors of society, with particular sights set on developing it as vehicular fuel and bottled gas. Read More

We're #11!

Wednesday, June, 7 2017    

Of the 112 countries that participated in International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day last September, Jamaica ranked 11th in terms of the number of volunteers who lent their effort to the activity.That's the highest ranking among... Read More


Wednesday, June, 7 2017    

Some 20 primary and preparatory schools are to be recognised for cultivating good habits to protect the environment under the LASCO-sponsored Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP), at a special luncheon scheduled for the Jamaica Pegasus... Read More


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