“Robust” Conditions for the Granting of a Permit for Duncans Bay from the Office of the Prime Minister


My previous post addressed the concerns of many (including local residents) about the sand mining issue in Duncans Bay, Trelawny. In response to these major concerns, Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted the full conditions for the granting of a permit, which the National Environment and Planning Agency had previously denied. I am sharing these conditions, … More “Robust” Conditions for the Granting of a Permit for Duncans Bay from the Office of the Prime Minister

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

Exciting Speakers Lined Up for BirdsCaribbean’s 21st International Conference in Cuba


The BirdsCaribbean International Conference is coming up fast! It is going to take place in a very beautiful part of Cuba and the keynote speakers will be exceptional. Please read more below; this article can be found on BirdsCaribbean website. And register today! The BirdsCaribbean International Conferences, which take place every two years, are always enriching … More Exciting Speakers Lined Up for BirdsCaribbean’s 21st International Conference in Cuba

Jamaica To Celebrate National Environment Awareness Week: June 4 to 9


I attended the launch of National Environmental Awareness Week on May 25, which included the launch of Green Business Jamaica (about which I will update you in a separate post). Here is the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) press release on the week (June 4 – 9) when various activities are planned. More details … More Jamaica To Celebrate National Environment Awareness Week: June 4 to 9

Free Ebook Shares Stories of Caribbean Waterbirds


Here’s a vibrant new online publication from BirdsCaribbean! Great weekend reading. Do enjoy, and share the link widely. And don’t forget… World Wetlands Day is coming up soon (February 2)… January 13, 2017—From our coastlines and mangroves, to ponds, lakes and rivers, waterbirds are an ever-present part of Caribbean landscapes. They include our majestic seabirds, … More Free Ebook Shares Stories of Caribbean Waterbirds

Environment/Climate Change News, Sunday, July 17, 2016: Mosquito Fogging, Overwater Suites, Haiti’s Greening, More


Here’s my latest selection of ten interesting articles. I hope you find something to explore here. I have included links (some are embedded, just click on the word/s). Feedback is welcome! Jamaica and the Caribbean: The International Seabed Authority, which regulates deep seabed mining, is currently holding its 22nd session at its Kingston headquarters, and is making an … More Environment/Climate Change News, Sunday, July 17, 2016: Mosquito Fogging, Overwater Suites, Haiti’s Greening, More

Mountain Chickens, Solar Radiation, Watersheds and More: Environment/Climate Change Roundup, July 10, 2016


I hope you find something of interest here… Feedback is always welcome! Here are my Top Ten articles… Jamaica and the Caribbean: Caribbean Island’s Last Two Rare Frogs are Reunited: What is a Mountain Chicken? It’s a frog! The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is coordinating a Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme, and recently brought together a male and … More Mountain Chickens, Solar Radiation, Watersheds and More: Environment/Climate Change Roundup, July 10, 2016

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

Highlighting Laws That Protect Our Birds: The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Takes Off


You may have read quite a lot already about the horrors of wildlife trafficking – an evil trade that is, in many cases, helping to drive our precious wildlife towards extinction. The dramatic stories of large animals – elephants, tigers and rhinos, for example – are well known. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which has … More Highlighting Laws That Protect Our Birds: The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Takes Off