Reports

Study Confirms Failure To Protect Coral Reefs, Marine Life

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says an international study predicting the wiping out of most of Jamaica and the Caribbean’s coral reefs confirms the failure of authorities to take corrective steps over many decades.  Last week, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature published its report: Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012 […]

Calabash Grenada Announces Multi-million Dollar Upgrade

Green Globe member Calabash Grenada announces a major upgrade to its resort following its recent recertification as a sustainable tourism operation. The multi-million dollar project will bring standards at the five-star resort to an increased level of luxury and improve its quality of service. The all-suite resort, which also features five top end villas, attracts […]

ECLAC Highlights Equality and Sustainable Development Compacts

6 May 2014: The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has launched ‘Compacts for Equality: Towards a Sustainable Future,’ which discusses the two major challenges to development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): achieving greater equality; and making development sustainable for future generations. The document was prepared for ECLAC’s 35th Session, which […]

IRENA Initiatives Against Climate Change Receive Widespread Support

Countries on-board with Africa Clean Energy Corridor and SIDS – Lighthouses Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2014 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has received widespread support for two action-oriented initiatives, Africa Clean Energy Corridor and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – Lighthouses, the Agency presented at Abu Dhabi Ascent, the preparatory meeting for the UN Climate Summit […]

PIOJ Gets Sum for Climate Resilience Project

By Douglas McIntosh April 9, 2014 A sum of $23.5 million has been budgeted in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee, to continue implementation of Phase Two of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCRII) by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), this year. The allocation will provide funding for a Programme […]

Geothermal Energy: Unleashing the Earth’s Power to Fuel Chile’s Future (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Report by Natural Resources Defense Council highlights the huge potential for geothermal energy in Chile Chile is privileged with abundant geothermal energy resources that can help meet the nation’s growing energy demand. Yet to date, this source of stable and clean energy remains largely undeveloped. A series of barriers have so far limited the expansion […]

Minister Dorsett on Reports of Landfill Secrecy

Landfill remediation has been a topic that I have discussed openly on various talk shows and via other media modes on numerous occasions. I have informed the Bahamian people of the government’s intention to joint venture with Renew Bahamas to effect change in the waste management processes at the New Providence Landfill. I have also […]

Top Provider Slams Landfill ‘Secrecy’

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor - nhartnell@tribunemedia.net A leading waste services provider yesterday slammed the “secrecy” surrounding the Government’s plans for New Providence’s landfill, after a foreign company’s bid to manufacture recycled products in the Bahamas was revealed. Ginny McKinney, Waste Not’s principal, said Renew Bahamas’ intention to transform solid waste materials from the Tonique […]

Bahamians Combine In Water Plant Bid

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor- nhartnell@tribunemedia.net Rival Bahamian groups have joined forces to form one combined bid to take over the multi-million dollar Windsor reverse osmosis plant, Tribune Business can reveal, with the Government yet to make a decision on a new operator. Ednel Rolle, president of the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s management union, yesterday […]

BEHIND THE QUAKES – Authorities Urged To Begin Preparations For New Building Code

Petre Williams-Raynor, Contributing Editor WHILE JAMAICA nears the end of its 106-year wait for a new legal building code, there is still work to be done to ensure it succeeds in boosting the island’s earthquake readiness. “It is not just to have the code in place and the bill being passed into law, it is to […]