Meet Jayaka Campbell:

Jayaka Campbell firmly believes there is no problem that science is unable... Read More

Goat Islands declared a wildlife sanctuary
GOAT Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA), which then Government in 2014 announced would become a Chinese-run transshipment port, has been named a wildlife sanctuary for endemic and endangered species, including the critically endangered endemic Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura...... Read More

Protected species are not Christmas gifts, warns NEPA
THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning the public, who may be seeking to purchase pets as gifts for the Christmas season, to be careful not to buy protected species. ... Read More

Sandals Foundation manages Jamaica's first rotating fish sanctuary
Since its inception in 2009, the Sandals Foundation has been involved in marine conservation around the Caribbean, but it is making news this year with the introduction of a new concept on the island — rotating fish sanctuaries.... Read More

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world's first “climate-smart zone”

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

Paris, FRANCE — Caribbean leaders yesterday announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first “climate-smart zone” in the region, which is still reeling from the unprecedented devastation wrought by recent hurricanes... Read More

'Caring for the planet starts from THE GROUND'

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

Yesterday the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) observed World Soil Day — celebrated annually on December 5 — to spread messages about the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being. Read More

Climate change public meeting in Mobay today

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has scheduled a public consultation at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre today to discuss Jamaica's Third National Communication and its Biennial Update Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on... Read More

NEPA gives unlicensed businesses one month

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

The Natural Resources Conservation Authority/National Environment and Planning Agency (NRCA/NEPA) has announced that it is giving businesses operating without the requisite permits and licences one month to comply. Read More

First in the world!

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

The Urban Development Corporation-owned Green Grotto Caves and Attractions in Discovery Bay, St Ann, was recently promoted to EarthCheck Master status, the first cave in the world to hold the designation. Read More

Chastanet calls on IMF to reclassify small states' disaster expenditure debt

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

 ROSE HALL, St James — St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is calling on multilateral organisations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reclassify the disaster expenditure debt of small island developing states. Read More

Paint industry heads to discuss reducing amount of toxic lead in formulations

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

Local and regional representatives of the paint industry, as well as supporting stakeholders and partners, will meet to discuss possible regulations and standards for lead in paint at the Caribbean Seminar on the Development of National and Regional Regulations and Standards on Lead in... Read More

Putting the environment on the agenda

KIMONE THOMPSON Associate Editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

In her work as an environmental advocate, Diana McCaulay has been labelled a big mouth more times than she cares to count. Read More

JET gets new CEO as Diana McCaulay retires

Friday, November, 24 2017    

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

Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

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

Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

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


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