News about Environmental Issues in Jamaica

Electric vehicles a better bet than diesel and gas

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Part five of an eight-part look at the pace and future of renewable technologies Transportation in Jamaica is powered by imported fuels, the importation of which costs us annually a bit more than the Jamaica Public Service’s fuel bill (as seen in last Wednesday’s article at the link provided for Jamaica&rsqu ...more

Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica expands

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In February 2015, a catchy jingle hit the airwaves. “Nuh dutty up Jamaica, please don’t dweet” it went, urging people not to litter. It was part of the social education component of the Clean Coasts Project being implemented by the ...more

Wigton to offer renewable energy training course in April

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Registration is now open for a certificate course in solar thermal technologies at Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, from April 5-7, 2017. Solar water heater suppliers and technicians, energy enthusiasts, educators and s ...more

NEPA continues to urge fire prevention

Monday, March 27, 2017

In 2015, a devastating series of bush fires swept across several communities in East Rural St Andrew, causing significant damage to the livelihoods of farmers and their families. Although two years have passed since the fires, sensitisation efforts ...more

Flexpak Goes Green

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flexpak Limited, a major player in the manufacturing of plastic packagaging in Jamaica, last week unveiled a line of oxo-biodegradable plastic bags at its head-quarters in Twickenham Park, St Catherine. “We think we have found a solution for ...more

Imported fuels driving Jamaica to financial ruin?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Seeing is believing. If I tell you how big an impact imported fuels make on the country’s wealth you will doubt me, and therefore not make the effort to act on it. But if I show you, and you immediately see the huge impact, you will be convinc ...more

Jamaicans stand to profit from collective financing

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

We saw in last Wednesday’s article, entitled ‘When will JPS prices drop by more than half?’, that we could have much cheaper power if utility provider Jamaica Public Service (JPS) switches to wind and solar energy coupled with pumpe ...more

Dancers off to New York

Friday, March 10, 2017

Two Jamaican dancers, Ashley Bromfield and Oraine Frater, will participate in a summer intensive programme organised by New York-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Bromfield dances with the National Dance Theatre Company and Vickers Ballet Studi ...more

When will JPS prices drop by more than half?

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Energy choice is driven by price, no matter where in the world you are. It matters little to the public what type of technology is used to power their homes or the vehicle they drive. What drives their decision is the answer to this question: “ ...more

Fishers to get bad-weather warning app

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Fisherfolk in four Caribbean countries are shortly to be equipped with an early warning and emergency response tool in an effort to save their lives and property in circumstances of rough weather and sea conditions. The solution is a mobile phone ...more

Researchers call for protection of Caribbean ‘supersites’ to restore ocean ecosystem

Friday, March 03, 2017

NORTH CAROLINA, USA (CMC) — Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill have called for the protection of Caribbean coral reefs , known as “supersites”, in order to restore the environmental and economic set ...more

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