Success Stories

Recycled Style

Kimberley Hibbert All Woman writer One of Preddie’s hair accessories — a pink headpiece that may be worn in place of a hat to a formal function. A figurine made from plastic that can be used to hold plants from her TerryTRay line (L-R) Earrings of plastic from her Aviola Stush line. An item of […]

Luxury Resort Calabash Grenada certified by Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California – Guests of Calabash Grenada can indulge in the luxury offered by the resort knowing that great effort is put into sustainable tourism through Green Globe. Green Globe is the global certification for sustainable tourism. Its members save energy and water resources, reduce operational costs and promote environmentally friendly ethics. Adele Garbutt, […]

Law firm MF&G’s $100-m renewable project to cut light bill in half

BY TERRON DEWAR Business Reporter dewart@jamaicaobserver.com Recently commissioned Wind-Solar hybrid renewable energy system at Myers, Fletcher and Gordon law firm in downtown Kingston. (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) LOCAL law firm, Myers, Fletcher and Gordon (MFG) expects to complete plans for the final component of its renewable energy strategy — aimed at cutting its electricity bill by […]

For clean energy, think small (nano small)

Inexpensive nanotubes – sheets of carbon rolled into pipes thinner than a human hair – may be the key to making hydrogen fuel cleaner and less expensive. A new study shows how nanotubes could bring clean energy technologies closer within reach. By Andy Tully, Oilprice.com  A man pumps fuel into a special hydrogen cell vehicle at an […]

FosRich Lifestyle opens in Mandeville

Karlene Clayton (left) and FosRich Group of Companies Managing Director Cecil Foster following his presentation at the chamber meeting at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville. FosRich Lifestyle home at 35 Ward Avenue in Mandeville was formerly the location of Grace Cash & Carry.   FosRich products and promotional items on display at the Manchester […]

A New Tech Park in Trinidad

Above: Tamana InTech Park in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff A new technology park has opened its doors in Trinidad. The Tamana InTech Park Facility, located in Wallerfield, officially opened on Tuesday, with Trinidad Trade Minister Vasant Bharath on hand for the inauguration. The opening marked the completion of the first phase of the […]

Red Stripe cops environment award

Local brewer cuts water use, carbon emissions and landfill waste Wednesday, June 18, 2014       Shane Healy (centre), supply director at Red Stripe, accepts the environmental award from Lisa Bell (second left), managing director of the EXIM Bank Jamaica at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce annual awards ceremony held at the Jamaica Pegasus in […]

In Canada’s North End, it takes ‘a child to raise a village’

BY ARLENE MARTIN-WILKINS Associate editor — news martina@jamaicoabserver.com   Project founder Jessie Jollymore (centre) flanked by sustainability coordinators Alvero Higgins and Tara Downey THE Adage ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ has been quoted extensively across the globe to reinforce the duty entire communities have in moulding the lives of their young residents […]

ATL saves big with solar

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor – features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com Business development manager of ATL Energy Solutions Shani Duncan has the full attention of (from left) energy minister Phillip Paulwell, marketing director of Panasonic Latin America’s Business Solutions Department Masamichi Tani, general manager of Business to Business Sales at Panasonic Latin America Rafael Linares, senior manager of […]

Eco-schools programme helps students ‘change their place of learning’

Eugene Dean member of the Greenrock Management Committee, Lourdes Diaz chair of the Foundation for Environmental Education, executive director of Greenrock Gordon Johnson and Abbie Caldas program manager of Eco Schools When an environmental sustainable development programme was first implemented in a failing school with a high dropout rate in Puerto Rico, few knew what […]