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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-19 23:07:15 -0700 | green-news

Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer Up to late yesterday, fingers were being pointed at arsonists as firefighters, protected by a contingent of police and soldiers, moved to put out yet another fire at the Riverton City Landfill in the Corporate Area...But...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

May Pen :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-18 22:24:09 -0700 | green-news

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer With a 23 per cent increase in the membership of the Jamaica 4-H Club and just over 140,000 training opportunities (which represents a 67 per cent increase over last year), Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-17 02:30:15 -0700 | green-news

Change Framework Policy and Action Plan could receive parliamentary approval early this new financial year, following a series of public consultations to inform amendments to the document. "We have gone through the consultation stage...The feedback received is now being included...
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Source: Jamaica Star

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-16 10:29:04 -0700 | green-news

Jamaican tilapia industry against the backdrop of rising global trade and demand for tilapia. Robert Scott, told the gathering aquaculture is the fastest-growing food-production system in the world with major business opportunities. "The timing of this seminar underscores the significance...
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Source: Jamaica Star

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-16 10:29:04 -0700 | green-news

IAS are plants, animals or microorganisms introduced deliberately or unintentionally into areas where they do not occur naturally. National Invasive Alien Species Strategy and Action Plan (2014-2020) to guide policies, legislation and regulations in the management of IAS for the...
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Source: New Zealand Herald

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-15 17:36:19 -0700 | green-news

Six weeks ago he was in a critical condition after being assaulted. Now his mother says he's had a recovery that's nothing short of a 'miracle'. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet has begun its second mission...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-14 02:27:54 -0700 | green-news

Jodi-Ann Gilpin, Staff Reporter Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says persons living in the vicinity of the Riverton City dump in St Andrew have been showing up in health-care facilities with various respiratory ailments. "Persons in proximity to the Riverton...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-09 04:22:21 -0700 | green-news

Donovan Stanberry, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, said the allocation of $64.9 million in the 2014-15 Estimates of Expenditure will go a far way in mitigating the impact of climate change. "We take the issue...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-09 02:31:16 -0700 | green-news

Government outlined the Estimates of Expenditure to be approved by Parliament for the 2014-2015 fiscal year...Recall last year the original budgetary expenditure was $520 billion which was later revised to $500 billion. This year's estimated budgetary expenditure is approximately $540...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-06 03:56:35 -0700 | green-news

Arthur Hall, Senior News Editor The Manchester Parish Development Committee is not convinced that the proposed development order for the parish goes far enough to protect valuable but vulnerable environmental areas. "They are leaving too many loopholes that people could...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-30 05:46:14 -0700 | green-news

Starting April 1, a plastic separation initiative is to be launched in seven government ministries, as part of plans to effectively manage the nation's solid waste. The ministries of Health, Education, Finance and Planning, National Security, Agriculture, Local Government and...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-17 07:16:31 -0700 | green-news

The outlook for clean, renewable energy is very bright, with the Caribbean among the geographical regions most likely to benefit from the advances in power generation, storage and distribution, now reshaping the global energy landscape. Jamaica can significantly lower its...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Mandeville :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-16 23:26:09 -0700 | green-news

Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer After six months of intense theoretical and practical training, several farmers from Trelawny who participated in the Farmers Capacity Building Progamme, organised by the Northern Caribbean University's (NCU) Morris Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC), have started...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-16 00:44:17 -0700 | green-news

More than 10 years after announcing plans to convert facilities such as the Riverton City dump in St Andrew and the Retirement dump in St James to landfills, the state agency responsible for the collection and disposal of solid waste...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-16 00:23:59 -0700 | green-news

One of the elements lacking from the government side in this whole Goat Islands development affair has been a staunch unwillingness to discuss alternative uses for the site. If one looks at the facts, it is difficult to understand why...
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