News about Environmental Issues in Jamaica

Jade Mountain gets gold for being green

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

St Lucia’s Jade Mountain has copped LEED GOLD certification status.

WASHINGTON DC, USA — The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that St Lucia’s Jade Mountain resort has become the first hotel in the Caribbean to receive the coveted LEED GOLD certification status. “Achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold, as Jade Mountain has d ...more

PHOTOS: Celebrating birds

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Photo 1 - Students of Port Royal Primary proudly display bird scavenger hunt cards they completed with the assistance of officers of the National Environment and Planning Agency in observance of International Migratory Bird Day, October 9. Photo 2 - ...more

We recycle 80 per cent — J Wray & Nephew

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Local rum producer J Wray & Nephew hasn’t always enjoyed a favourable reputation in the public sphere with regard to its environmental practices, but if recent developments are anything to go by, it’s something the company is eager to ...more

Akoustiks wins parrotfish jingle

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

“Say yuh nuffi practise fi eat parottfish Cause a dem clean di coral reef dem Jamaica listen dis Save di parrotfish cause a dem bring di sand pon wi beach dem Whether yuh a di buyer, seller, or di fisherman Say yuh can help save our island ...more

LASCO REAP expands to high schools, churches

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

St James, Montego Bay — Howard Cooke Primary, the reigning champion of the LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP), had the honour last Friday to host the fifth anniversary launch of the programme, where partners LASCO and Ideal F ...more

Commonwealth urges policy

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New research by the Commonwealth Secretariat has revealed the need for “fundamental changes” to the way the world’s oceans, seas and coastal areas are managed. The five-part volume titled Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, recommend ...more

Trees for life

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

To commemorate National Wood and Water Day, which is celebrated annually on October 1, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) distributed and helped plant seedlings in Papine and Yallahs in a campaign it has labelled Trees for Life. It s ...more

‘This agreement is real’

Saturday, October 08, 2016

THERE is a real sign that the major contributors to air pollution are now committed to a sustainable and low-carbon future, says British Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations Baroness Anelay. She pointed out that countries, i ...more

Sandals Whitehouse seeking to develop young reef and Forest Keepers

Thursday, October 06, 2016

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland - Sandals Whitehouse has taken a bold move towards environmental preservation by inducting 21 impressionable young minds into its Reef and Forest Keepers Club, as part of a pilot programme geared at creating future environmen ...more

PHOTO: Watching Matthew

Thursday, October 06, 2016

People stand on the coast on the outskirts of Kingston on Monday watching the surf generated by Hurricane Matthew, then a Category four system barrelling towards the island. It has since moved easterly and has made landfall in Haiti. Matthew is forec ...more

Tilapia to the rescue

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Internationally renown marine scientist and artist Guy Harvey is recommending that Jamaicans expand fish farming ventures and consume more freshwater fish, at least until the dwindling sea fish stock is replenished. Har ...more

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