The long-awaited public consultations on the Special Mining Lease 173 in Cockpit Country, held virtually on December 8, have been called many things over the past couple of weeks: Jamaica Environment Trust described the proceedings as a “sham.” I would say it made a mockery of what should have been a proper airing of the … More A Town Hall Meeting on Mining in the Cockpit Country: Let’s Have a Real Discussion Because It’s Not Over
Yesterday (June 16), a report by the excellent environmental reporter and Associate Editor of the Jamaica Observer Kimone Thompson appeared in the newspaper with the headline “Government wants to lease Holywell land.” The article did not mention the name of the government minister, who reportedly wished to lease a piece of land in the Blue and John … More Minister Vaz’s Bid for Land in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park: Can We Please Protect our Protected Areas?
This is really a Christmas gift from the Government for all those (including myself!) who campaigned for years for Goat Islands to be rescued from the threat of a transhipment port. I remember my heart sinking when former Transport Minister Omar Davies stood in Parliament and referred dismissively to “two likkle lizards.” The Government’s application for the … More Goat Islands To Become a Wildlife Sanctuary for Endemic and Endangered Species: A Wonderful Win for Jamaica
My father was my first bird guide. With his reluctant children and their unenthusiastic mother in tow, he enjoyed his bird-watching excursions on weekend afternoons in the country. The weather always seemed to be grey and chill, with rain threatening. Seabirds held the greatest appeal for my father, who possessed the only pair of binoculars … More On the Caribbean Birding Trail
My last blog post on the Caribbean environment – and in particular, its marine ecosystems – was, I confess, rather heavy going. So I decided to lighten it up. It’s not all gloom and despondency. Indeed, there are glimmers of light. Here are a few… The Trinidad and Tobago government issued a statement deeply … More A Softer Blue…the Caribbean Sea
Exhilaration and joy. The dolphins literally spin and twist their bodies. Wish I was with them. 1st collector for spinner dolphin Follow my videos on vodpod Related articles [photos] Cruising Kauai’s Napa Li Coast (jlake.com) Gulf’s Real Dolphin Toll: 50 Times What Washes Up (newser.com) Was That Choreographed? (thedolphindance.wordpress.com)