Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sand Mining and Island Invasives: Environment and Climate Change Stories, March 5 2017


At last, I am back with some more stories on environmental and climate change issues. I try to pick those that are relevant to Jamaica and the Caribbean, but some stories are of such extraordinary interest I feel bound to include them. Please click on the links for more information. Please don’t forget also that … More Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sand Mining and Island Invasives: Environment and Climate Change Stories, March 5 2017

Eco-Foam, Our Plan for Forests and Bad News for the EPA: Environment News, February 17, 2017


There is a lot happening. Well, that’s an understatement! But here are my latest articles from Jamaica, the Caribbean and further afield, for your interest. Just click on the links for more information. P.S. I am looking forward to returning to C-CAM in Salt River next week!  Jamaica The Forestry Department warned on World Wetlands … More Eco-Foam, Our Plan for Forests and Bad News for the EPA: Environment News, February 17, 2017

Thousands Volunteer for International Coastal Cleanup Day Jamaica 2016


The good people at Jamaica Environment Trust seem very happy with Saturday’s International Coastal Cleanup Day. Here is their initial overview – a detailed breakdown from all the cleanup sites will follow. September 21, 2016 On Saturday, September 17th the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) led 98 groups to stage over 140 beach cleanups across the … More Thousands Volunteer for International Coastal Cleanup Day Jamaica 2016

Environment Stories: Chinese Tourism Developments in Caribbean, Coral Nurseries, More: September 4, 2016


Here’s the latest selection from me. I have included links to click on! Enjoy… although I am afraid there may be more “bad news” than good, this week! Jamaica and the Caribbean Another possible threat to the Old Fort Bay area: As noted in my earlier post, property owners in Old Fort Bay, who have been … More Environment Stories: Chinese Tourism Developments in Caribbean, Coral Nurseries, More: September 4, 2016

The Mic Grab, A Beach Victory and Trafigura Resurrected: Sunday, November 30, 2014


I am trying to stick to the same days of the week to post my news updates. It’s not working too well, so much is intervening. It’s a busy time of year, you know. However, you can expect two posts per week, no matter what. The past week has been rather intense, in terms of … More The Mic Grab, A Beach Victory and Trafigura Resurrected: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Whining, Excuses and Secrecy: Wednesday, September 25, 2013


It was a nightmarish weekend in the global news, but there were glimmers of hope at home. Just little glimmers…a flickering at the end of a dark tunnel. Maybe. Mixed signals on Goat Islands: During a rambling and mostly forgettable speech on Sunday at the People’s National Party (PNP) conference, our Prime Minister Portia Simpson … More Whining, Excuses and Secrecy: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Floating To Goat Islands: The “Goatilla” (Plus Thoughts on Eco-Tourism)


Last Saturday morning was magical, inspirational and emotional all at the same time. 56 Jamaicans, led by the intrepid founder and CEO of Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) Diana McCaulay and with other scientists and activists on board, clambered into seven boats on the beach at Old Harbour Bay early yesterday morning. (I say “clambered,” because … More Floating To Goat Islands: The “Goatilla” (Plus Thoughts on Eco-Tourism)