News about Environmental Issues in Jamaica

Wray & Nephew’s US$7-M Wastewater Plan

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The muddy brown untreated mix of sewage and trade effluent in the oxidation chamber.Photo: Karl McLarty

  With its tufts of brown grass interspersed by patches of bare, parched earth, the football field at Wray & Nephew’s Spanish Town Road complex has certainly seen better days. But there is a rescue plan afoot for the plot which offers diversion for scores of employees. The local wines and spirits produ ...more

Sandals Whitehouse grooming young reefers, forest keepers

Saturday, September 24, 2016

SANDALS Whitehouse has taken a bold move towards environmental preservation by inducting 21 impressionable young minds into its Reef and Forest Keepers Club — part of a pilot programme geared at creating future environmental stewards and encour ...more

Climate change dominates opening of 71st session of UN Assembly

Friday, September 23, 2016

NEW YORK — The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kicked off on Tuesday here with more than 140 heads of state and government and a yearly tradition of speeches made to the 193 member states of the chief deliberative, policymaking and repr ...more

Guy Harvey in Jamaica for 30th anniversary documentary, MoBay Marlin Tournament

Friday, September 23, 2016

German-born, Jamaican-raised conservationist, artist and marine biologist Guy Harvey is now in Jamaica to participate in the 55th Montego Bay Annual International Marlin Tournament and to continue documenting his life’s work in both the art and ...more

CDB exec says region must find new ways to manage marine resources

Thursday, September 22, 2016

BRIDGETOWN,Barbados (CMC) — A senior official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says regional countries need to find new, efficient and sustainable approaches to managing terrestrial and marine resources. CDB Director of P ...more

International Clean-up Day working in the west

Thursday, September 22, 2016

LUCEA, Hanover — Project manager at the Rotary Club of Lucea Mervin Spence says it appears that residents of Lucea and its environs are becoming more conscious about the need for a clean environment. “People are getting more educated a ...more

16,000 lbs of garbage!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Volunteers from corporate companies, schools, social clubs, etc, who worked the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston on Saturday morning — observed around the world as International Coastal Cleanup — carted off 1,100 bags of garbage weighing some ...more

PHOTO: Hellshire Beach clean-up

Monday, September 19, 2016

Claudine McCalla Miller (centre) Scotiabank director, employee consultation explains to a group of Scotia volunteers the serious impact of plastic on marine life and the ecosystem. McCalla Miller was at the start of the beach clean-up at Hellshire Be ...more

‘Land of soda bottles and styrofoam boxes’

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Just days ahead of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day this Saturday, when thousands of volunteers will work to clear 142 beach and underwater sites across the island of garbage, one private sector manager is deploring the act of irresponsible g ...more

Caribbean Sea earns US$400B a year

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A World Bank report released yesterday has put the economic value of the Caribbean Sea to the region — to include all its services, from fishing, transport, trade, tourism, mining, waste disposal, energy, carbon sequestration and drug developme ...more

Deadline for CCIC Accelerator programme is Sept 9

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

APPLICATIONS for the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center’s (CCIC) Accelerator Programme will close on Friday, September 9. The six-month programme, which offers mentorship, guidance as well as resources to entrepreneurs in the field of ‘ ...more

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