For the past few days, I have been wrapped up in social media posts – looking at photos and videos of broken buildings, ravaged landscapes and water – water everywhere – whether salt or fresh it is hard to tell, and likely a mixture of the two. Even in Kingston, Jamaica – well outside the … More Hurricane Irma: Will the Caribbean Ever Be the Same?
There have been so many stories on my blog (yes, I know!) about the harmful impact of tourist developments on our little island’s fragile environment. So I am happy to see that Sandals Negril has checked a great many sustainability boxes here and has retained this great certification from EarthCheck™ 2017 is the UN Year … More Sandals Negril Wins a Cool Environmental Award: EarthCheck
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As of July 11, 2017 revenue earned by the Tourism Enhancement Fund, the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund will go directly to the consolidated fund instead of to the revenue accounts for these agencies. The National Housing Trust (NHT) will also have it’s…
It’s been a weekend of mixed emotions, so far. It’s Independence weekend and many of us are focused on the World Championships athletics meet in London. The results so far have been, well… mixed. On the plus side though, a tropical wave has brought us welcome rain and cooler temperatures. Here’s something more to lift … More Shanice Henry, Treading Her Own Path at Beaches Negril
Today (July 26) is UNESCO’s International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. In other words, it’s World Mangrove Day! UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova notes: Coastal mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Current estimates indicate that up to 67% of mangroves have been lost to date, and nearly all unprotected mangroves … More A Beautiful Storehouse of Blue Carbon… World Mangrove Day, July 26
Well, I skipped last weekend. I was out of town, attending a wedding that only happened in fits and starts. I might write an account of it; it truly was an experience. The good thing is I have started journaling (thanks to Susan Goffe!) so I might remember things in more interesting detail in future. … More What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 15/16, 2017
Sigh. I wish I was going to Cuba for the 21st International Conference of BirdsCaribbean, but I cannot make it this time. It’s going to be wonderful, I know! Here is an article about some of the topics and speakers who will be there. It’s only two and a half weeks away, but “last minute” … More BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Cuba to Highlight Tourism, Technology…and More!