Environment

KFTL collects 30,000 bottles in six weeks

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has reported that it collected close to 30,000 bottles, weighing 970 lbs, for recycling in the first six weeks of its environmental initiative tagged 'KFTL Go Blue: Recycling Begins with you'. Read More

A ribbon of trees

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

Nine months after Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) received an inaugural grant of US$30,000 from Jamaica Conservation Partners (JCP) to mark the boundaries of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and World Heritage Site, it has planted the... Read More

Colombia promises deforestation-free chocolate by 2020

Wednesday, July, 25 2018    

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The Government of Colombia — along with its largest cocoa company, Casa Luker, and the members of the National Cocoa Federation — has committed to eliminate deforestation from the country's cocoa supply chain by 2020. The commitment will be supported... Read More

Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries keep the water on after hurricanes — researchers

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

The following is a feature published yesterday by non-profit academic journalism outlet The Conversation. It was written by academic experts Cecilia A Green and Farah Nibbs who are designing rainwater harvesting tanks with built-in filters for use in the Caribbean. Green is Associate... Read More

Crop modelling expert for UWI summer programme

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

In a move to help the region's agricultural sector adapt to climate change and increase the number of Caribbean professionals and institutions involved in the field of crop modelling, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Government of Jamaica, through the... Read More

Jamaica needs to set aside US$121 million a year for hurricanes, floods

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

Within the context of the fast-approaching peak of the hurricane season, the World Bank on Monday presented the Government of Jamaica with an assessment of the legislative, financial management, fiscal, and insurance market environment in Jamaica, and proposed a new... Read More

World's forests shrink one per cent

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Latin America is one of three regions where deforestation persists, according to The State of the World's Forests 2018, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) last Friday. Read More

'Massive shock'

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

In an expression of public opinion that's rare for diplomats, the European Union representative in Jamaica has described pervasive littering and dumping in the island as “a massive shock” to first-time visitors and a contradiction to the scenic views... Read More

The keepers of the forest

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

The Forestry Department lived up to the symbolism of its 80th anniversary last week when, instead of traditional trophies made from plastic and coated with metallic finishes, it awarded Forest Heroes in nine categories with hand-crafted leaves from the oak... Read More

Father and son collect over 100,000 bottles for LASCO REAP competition

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

Newstead Primary School's Cadell Menzie teamed up with his father and teacher, Clovis Menzie, in a strategic effort to collect the most bottles in this year's LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) competition. Read More

World Water Forum set for Sub-Saharan Africa for first time

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

The World Water Forum, the largest international platform to discuss water-related problems and find solutions for some of the world's most pressing water challenges, will be held for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the greatest water security needs... Read More

World Bank supports Grenada's transition to a resilient, blue economy with first Blue Growth Development Policy Credit

Wednesday, June, 27 2018    

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors announced last week that it has approved a US$30 million Development Policy Credit to support Grenada in strengthening its climate and fiscal resilience with a view to transitioning to a blue economy. Read More

Ocean conservation untapped strategy for fighting climate change

Wednesday, June, 27 2018    

The ocean contributes US$1.5 trillion annually to the overall economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 per cent of the world's population. But there's another reason to protect marine ecosystems — they're crucial for curbing climate change. Read More

Heroes of the forest

Wednesday, June, 27 2018    

In celebration of its 80th anniversary year, the Forestry Department yesterday made awards in eight categories to individuals and organisations who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the forest sector in Jamaica and have supported the department in achieving its... Read More

Cleaner streets ahead

Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

The south coast communities of Whitehouse and Bluefields, known as much for their azure bathing beaches and populous fishing villages as their struggle with solid waste management, are in for a clean-up and education programme over the next year. Read More



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