When are we ever going to get our act together regarding air pollution? Yesterday, a friend who lives in the hills above Montego Bay shared her photos of the thick clouds of smoke over the city, emanating from the Retirement dump. This is the second day of the fire. This is an ongoing public health … More Can We Please Have Action on Burning Dumps, Air Pollution and Solid Waste Management?
I am happy that Damien Williams has started blogging again recently! He is a deep thinker and works hard at the grassroots level for Habitat for Humanity’s BRACED project in St. Catherine, about which I have written in previous posts. I think this is a tremendously important (and heartfelt) message that we should all take … More Wigs and Nails Not a Misplaced Priority
It has been a while, and this feature, which was going along on a weekly basis, has fallen behind badly! Blame it on January 2017… Anyway, here are Jamaican and global stories on the environment and climate change, for your interest. Click on the links for more info! (The cover photograph is of a Glossy … More Air Pollution, the Death of a Young Conservationist and Water for Cities: Environment Stories, February 6, 2017
The Municipality of Portmore in St. Catherine is the second largest city in Jamaica after Kingston. The dormitory town’s population was officially 182,000 in 2011, but many say it is now closer to 300,000. I’m not sure quite why this figure is in dispute; but I know there are some boundary issues. It’s also the … More BRACED II: All About Strengthening Homes and Empowering People