We Need to Get Serious: A Call to Action for A Pollution Free Ocean


The Ocean Conference at the UN in New York from June 5 – 9 included a Call to Action. Under the heading Our Ocean, Our Future it is really worthwhile reading the Annex at this link. This provides an overview of the incredible value to humankind of the ocean, which supplies nearly half of the oxygen we … More We Need to Get Serious: A Call to Action for A Pollution Free Ocean

Jamaica’s Persistent Plastic Problem: JET Publishes Results of Coastal Cleanup Day 2016


Well, no surprises here… At last year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Palisadoes in Kingston, it was easy to see that plastic bottles would be at the top of the list. We have to tackle this problem with increased determination! Once again, it was quite a record-breaking year for JET in terms of the … More Jamaica’s Persistent Plastic Problem: JET Publishes Results of Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

Protect Your Coastlines and Seas from Pollution, Experts Urge Regional Governments


Living as we do on our respective islands and countries bordering the Caribbean Sea, we must realize by now the importance of protecting our vulnerable coastlines. We may not be always aware of our marine biodiversity, however – the incredible variety of species that live beneath the waves and are less visible;  but their fate is … More Protect Your Coastlines and Seas from Pollution, Experts Urge Regional Governments

Good News in Jamaica On The Eve of World Oceans Day


Tomorrow – Wednesday, June 8 – is World Oceans Day, and I have some very good news to report. Rainforest Seafoods, a major importer of fish and seafood products, announced yesterday (June 6): “As we prepare to celebrate ‪#‎WorldOceansDay‬ this Wednesday, we’re very excited to announce our parrotfish conservation effort in partnership with the UWI … More Good News in Jamaica On The Eve of World Oceans Day

Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion Annually to Marine Ecosystems; Concern Grows over Microplastics


I am sharing with you this recent article on the curse of plastic. If you have ever seen Kingston Harbour after heavy rains, you will know that the surface of the water is covered with plastic (mostly bottles) washed down from the gullies. An issue of great concern is micro plastics. On our island, we need … More Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion Annually to Marine Ecosystems; Concern Grows over Microplastics