Sunday Environment and Climate Change RoundUp: July 3, 2016

I started this series last week, and plan to continue with my selection of ten interesting and important articles on the topic that is dear to my heart. And It’s not all bad news! Do browse through, and let me know if I missed something important to you! Jamaica and the Caribbean: Unique underwater caves … More Sunday Environment and Climate Change RoundUp: July 3, 2016

The Wonderful Oceans That Surround Us: World Oceans Day

We must celebrate. We may feel sad for the plight of our oceans, but we must also celebrate what they have given us. A good day to start would be World Oceans Day – Wednesday, June 8. You can find all the information you need on this global “special day” here: http://www.worldoceansday.org I have written before … More The Wonderful Oceans That Surround Us: World Oceans Day

Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith Reports to Upper House on Recent Travels

Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, has been traveling quite a bit lately. Today she gave a thorough report  to the Upper House on what she has been doing, and what transpired from her various meetings. In particular, please note the final section, providing an update on the issue of … More Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith Reports to Upper House on Recent Travels

Minister Kamina Johnson Smith Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Earth Day at UN Headquarters

Happy Earth Day to all my readers! Have you planted a tree today? Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith today signed the historic Paris Agreement at UN Headquarters in New York. Altogether, a record 175 countries signed the Agreement and fifteen States deposited instruments of ratification. The full day’s ceremony, including … More Minister Kamina Johnson Smith Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Earth Day at UN Headquarters

Harbour View Finally Gets State-of-the-art Sewage Treatment Plant

Great news on the environmental front is a little hard to come by, these days. But this is a terrific success story and an example of a fruitful and effective partnership between the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and local citizens. Congratulations to all those involved in this long and hard process; and since maintenance is … More Harbour View Finally Gets State-of-the-art Sewage Treatment Plant

A Call to Action on Climate Change: A Youth View from Adrian Watson

I said I would not be blogging much, and this is in fact a guest blog by Adrian O. Watson, a member of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network in Jamaica, Projects Coordinator/National Focal Point and a member of Junior Chamber International in Kingston. He sent it to me a couple of weeks ago, and I … More A Call to Action on Climate Change: A Youth View from Adrian Watson