Jamaica Environment Trust Wants More Information on Government’s Plan for a Port Royal Cruise Ship Pier

On February 8 I saw a lovely tweet from Prime Minister Andrew Holness, regarding a floating cruise ship pier to be installed at Port Royal. It was accompanied by a video… Port Royal’s SeaWalk floating pier system is ready! Here’s a video from the manufacturer, showing it in operation at their dock. It is currently … More Jamaica Environment Trust Wants More Information on Government’s Plan for a Port Royal Cruise Ship Pier

Minister Daryl Vaz – Speech at the Launch of National Environmental Awareness Week 2017

As you may have noticed in various posts on this blog – in the past year or two, at least – the impact of tourism developments on the environment cannot be overstated. Sand has been removed from beaches to create new beaches at new tourism resorts (they have created a “fake beach” recently at the … More Minister Daryl Vaz – Speech at the Launch of National Environmental Awareness Week 2017

World Wetlands Day 2016 – in Jamaica and on Planet Earth

Happy World Wetlands Day! The National Environment and Planning Agency is busy today, with groups of eager schoolchildren (no doubt happy to have the day off) exploring what is left of the Port Royal mangroves (a Ramsar site) and learning all about the value of wetlands at the Port Royal Marine Laboratory. NEPA also sponsored … More World Wetlands Day 2016 – in Jamaica and on Planet Earth

The Access Initiative: Focus on the Palisadoes Highway Development

The Access Initiative (TAI) is a global coalition of civil society groups working to promote better access to information, participation, and justice in national‐level decisions that affect the environment in over 50 countries. Toward this end, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) convened TAI for Jamaica in 2013. TAI Jamaica has produced a detailed report assessing … More The Access Initiative: Focus on the Palisadoes Highway Development

Celebrating Wetlands: Sunday, February 2

I am sharing with you this article from the “Jamaica Observer.” The link is at http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/environment/Celebrating-wetlands_15900770   Just to remind you of the beautifully healthy state of the mangroves surrounding Goat Islands (go and see for yourself if you don’t believe me) I have also included some of my own photographs, taken during a trip there last … More Celebrating Wetlands: Sunday, February 2