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Black River :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-29 00:38:21 -0700 | green-news

The frequency with which the St Elizabeth Fire Department has had to respond to fire calls since the beginning of the islandwide drought has taken a toll on the 99 firefighters and their resources...Divisional head for the parish, acting Senior...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Half Way Tree :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-29 00:38:20 -0700 | green-news

Jennifer Edwards, says her organisation is seeking to include in its regulations the power to take action against persons who light garbage and burn other material in communities. She told The Gleaner that the regulations are now before the Office...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-28 01:07:50 -0700 | green-news

There is no corn, whether green or dried, yam is going, potatoes the same, limited amounts of banana and very few amounts of plantain," stated regional director of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Neville Burrell. catch crops "If we get some...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

May Pen :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-28 01:07:50 -0700 | green-news

Anastasia Cunningham, News Coordinator President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Senator Norman Grant, is in full support of using treated effluent to irrigate crops in the agriculture sector, as part of a long-term solution to Jamaica's recurring water woes. "I...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 02:01:54 -0700 | green-news

I do think that by so doing they would release the heavy metals into the water column where, of course, they are much more available to be taken up by everything that might eat them," declared chief executive officer of...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-26 00:01:52 -0700 | green-news

The recent donation of a large cache of tools and equipment to the farming community of Accompong Town, St Elizabeth, will now change the way farmers go to work. For as long as they can recall, farmers say they would...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-23 01:00:36 -0700 | green-news

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer New Delhi, India: An environmental expert attached to the India-based Observer Research Foundation has expressed concern that Jamaica and other small, developing island states hit by harsh and inflexible conditionalities imposed by the International Monetary...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 03:55:57 -0700 | green-news

Barbara Ellington, Public Affairs Editor John Kistle, Jamaica Public Service's new senior vice-president for generation and project development, has a challenging road ahead. But the former United States Navy man, who worked with General Electric (GE) for 11 years managing...
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Port Antonio :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 03:46:57 -0700 | green-news

Member of Parliament (MP) Daryl Vaz has again written to both Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott and the minister of state in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Ian Hayles, seeking their urgent...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 03:46:54 -0700 | green-news

Daviot Kelly, Staff Reporter Last Thursday, the National Water Commission (NWC) reported that levels at the two main catchment facilities in the Corporate Area had dwindled to about one month's supply...It prevents persons in all areas of the island served...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 03:46:52 -0700 | green-news

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer Campbell's Castle, Manchester: With the ongoing dry spell ruining crops and the business of local farmers, some have given up hope while others are still wishing for the best. Vinceta Martin, a farmer who has been...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 03:46:43 -0700 | green-news

Barbra Ellington, Public Affairs Editor As the effect of months of no rainfall continue to impact the island, farmers in George North, Cobbla, Santa Hill and Spring Ground in Manchester, are also reeling. But unlike their counterparts in Portland and...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 02:19:32 -0700 | green-news

Jamaica's environment minister says a serious drought is intensifying on the Caribbean island with water supply systems already well below normal. In a Sunday night address, Robert Pickersgill told Jamaicans the government is trucking water to farming districts where parched...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-19 01:00:04 -0700 | green-news

It is a region of great biodiversity and natural resources, and, as such, it is protected by law. National Environment and Planning Agency and the Forestry Department. Jamaican Coney, Jamaican owl and the Jamaica boa; its forests are the lungs...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-18 03:43:34 -0700 | green-news

The proposed Disaster Risk Management law makes provision for the identification and description of high-risk areas as "specially vulnerable areas", and prescribes the necessary action to be taken should a disaster occur. The bill, which makes sweeping changes to Jamaica's...
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