The Garbage Must Go


I have been on a fairly long hiatus; my brother and his wife were visiting over the holidays from Australia. As often happens, we were acting as willing and enthusiastic tour guides/consultants during their stay. It’s always a delight having visitors. We wanted to show our guests all our favourite Jamaican places, and to explore some … More The Garbage Must Go

Nuh Dutty Up Christmas! Says JET


The Jamaica Environment Trust’s (JET) Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica activities have been unrelenting this year, resulting in the phrase becoming almost a regular saying among Jamaicans – whether spoken or sung! Despite the increased levels of awareness, I would like to see a more sustained effort by individuals (and organisations, including small businesses) to stop “nastying … More Nuh Dutty Up Christmas! Says JET

Jamaica’s Garbage Issue


As I write, people are frantically cleaning up Montego Bay after devastating floods on Wednesday afternoon destroyed businesses, washed away houses, carried vendors’ wares floating downstream and turned cars upside down, flipped over by the torrent. Gullies and a river overflowed. The whole of the low-lying downtown area was flooded. Apart from the extreme weather … More Jamaica’s Garbage Issue

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

#SaynotocoalJA and Other Stories: Environment and Climate Change News, Sunday July 31, 2016


Here’s my weekly news roundup, at home and abroad. I hope you find something of interest here… Please click on the links, some of which are embedded, for more information! Jamaica and the Caribbean (starting with the bad news, but it gets better): #SaynotocoalJA is the hashtag for the online campaign to protest the possible construction … More #SaynotocoalJA and Other Stories: Environment and Climate Change News, Sunday July 31, 2016

JET Launches International Coastal Cleanup Day with Release of Research on Garbage in Montego Bay


I am sorry I was not able to get out of town today with JET, to view the situation in Montego Bay’s South Gully and to learn more about the specific issues of solid waste management affecting Jamaica’s “second city” and tourism centre. Nevertheless, here is JET’s press release and photographs giving details. (Mark your … More JET Launches International Coastal Cleanup Day with Release of Research on Garbage in Montego Bay

Jamaica, Sunday, May 15, 2016: One Point Five, Men in Hard Hats, Thumbs Down Queen’s School, #SaveGoatIslands


It has been a very busy and somewhat turbulent week – rather like the weather, which is sunshine in the morning and rain in the afternoon, with a bit of thunder and lightning thrown in. We are remembering that one year (and two years) ago, we were already deep into drought conditions. I for one … More Jamaica, Sunday, May 15, 2016: One Point Five, Men in Hard Hats, Thumbs Down Queen’s School, #SaveGoatIslands