Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Seeks Climate Change Adaptation Projects for Funding


The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) has just issued a new Call for Proposals for projects that help communities across the island adapt to climate change. This is part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) US$1.4 million Adaptation Program and Financing Mechanisms for Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), rolled out by EFJ in collaboration with … More Environmental Foundation of Jamaica Seeks Climate Change Adaptation Projects for Funding

The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent


One humid afternoon just before Christmas, we drove down the hillside from the busy junction of Papine, descending into the valley of Elletson Flats, just where the hills meet the city. Smoke curled from the trees and a sound system played somewhere. A game of football was in progress in the yard of the Sir … More The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent

“This Dangerous Tendency”: National Integrity Action Airs Concerns Over Proposed Civil Society Legislation


Well. One can always count on Jamaican civil society to express itself with vigor and conviction, and this morning was no exception at Gordon House – the unimpressive and cramped building where our Parliament sits in downtown Kingston. Executive Director Professor Trevor Munroe and members of the anti-corruption body National Integrity Action (NIA) – including … More “This Dangerous Tendency”: National Integrity Action Airs Concerns Over Proposed Civil Society Legislation

Caring for Jamaicans with Special Needs


The Digicel Foundation continues its focus on strengthening educational and care facilities for Jamaicans with special needs, and they are really making a difference. I was not able to attend the opening of a multi-functional centre – the Care Plus Centre of Excellence – at the Jacob’s Ladder community in Moneague, St. Ann, last Wednesday, March … More Caring for Jamaicans with Special Needs

Jamaica Environmental Action Awards 2013


The Jamaica Environment Trust launched its fourth annual Jamaica Environmental Action Awards recently. Except where otherwise specified, the awards are open to individuals and groups (non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, private sector organizations, government agencies etc). The instructions and full details of awards in each of the categories below are available on the Jamaica Environment Trust … More Jamaica Environmental Action Awards 2013