This EU funded project initiates an Alliance with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica and the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce which is based in Trinidad and Tobago.

The objective of the project is to build private sector capacity in environmental and energy management order to promote a successful regional and national collaborative approach to efficient energy consumption reduced environmental impacts

About the PSOJ/CAIC/EU Funded Project

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Water levels in Corporate Area catchment facilities increase

Charles Buchanan  There has been a marginal improvement in levels at the Corporate Area’s two main catchment facilities which were being impacted by the extended dry spell. The National Water Commission (NWC) says the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam have seen an increase of  about 10 percent in their capacity. However, Corporate Public Relations […]

A J Nicholson to give Senate report on SIDS conference in Samoa

Nicholson KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator A J Nicholson, is to make a statement to the Senate today on Jamaica’s participation in the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa, September 1-4. The overarching theme of the conference was “The sustainable development of small […]

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WigWag bringing affordable, smart lighting to the masses

© WigWag WigWag, a home automation company whose intelligent “if this, then that” sensor system easily surpassed its Kickstarter goal a year ago, has added to their smart home lineup with a line of smart LED bulbs called Filament. The market is becoming full of smart lighting options, but WigWag’s bulbs stand out for two reasons. One […]

NWC starts active work on sewage diversion project

One step closer BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com   Groundbreaking Water and Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill (fourth right) is joined by members of Parliament, councillors and representatives from the NWC in the symbolic groundbreaking. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)    The wastewater treatment facility at Independence City/Waterford is overrun by shrubs. A section of […]

How All That Plastic Got to the Ocean’s Great Garbage Patch

By Katharine Gammon  A new analysis shows how countries far from the Great Garbage Patches may be contributing to the problem. It’s no secret that much of our plastic trash ends up in the five Great Garbage Patches swirling through the world’s oceans, choking and trapping birds, sea turtles, and other marine life. What has not been […]