Success Stories

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 […]

State Agencies Record Savings of $5.77 Million on Energy

By Douglas McIntosh Photo by: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (left), looks on as Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, opened the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 6. Three state agencies, where the Government’s Energy Conservation and Efficiency Project has been implemented, […]

Patrick Salmon Nurturing nature

AS a nature lover, Patrick Salmon is passionate about preserving the environment and he has found the perfect opportunity to do so, teaching environmental sciences at Albert Town High School in Trelawny. The forest officer and educator is employed to the Forestry Department, but at least twice per week, he is in the classroom teaching […]

SuperChar Kilns Promote Sustainability

SuperChar biochar kilns produced by Carbon Gold, are allowing cacao growers to farm sustainably by slowing environmentally damaging ‘slash and burn’ practices, cutting carbon emissions and adding value to waste stream, the company says. A five-year biochar project with the Toledo Cacao Growers Association (TCGA) encouraged the sustainable production and use of biochar by farmers in Belize, funded by Mondel?z […]