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Lionfish Population Down

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting a 66 per cent reduction in sightings of the ferocious Pacific lionfish in Jamaican waters. This is just one of the many successes achieved under the recently concluded Mitigating the Threat of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC)…

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$14 Million to Protect Coastal Areas in Negril

The Government has allocated $14.3 million in the 2014/2015 Budget to protect a number of coastal communities in Negril from flooding and other natural disasters. The project, to be managed by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), will enable persons to protect their livelihoods and food security, as improvement to…

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Govt to Make Rainwater Harvesting Mandatory for Housing Projects

It will soon be mandatory for all housing developments to have provisions facilitating rain water harvesting whether or not they are connected to a central water supply system. Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, who made the disclosure yesterday (Nov. 8), said that the National Rainwater…

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World Town Planning Day to Focus on Water

On Friday, November 8, Jamaica will join the rest of the international community in observing World Town Planning Day (WTPD), which will focus on expanding access to, and encouraging more efficient use of potable water. The day will be observed under the theme: ‘Water: Too much, too little, Unusable or in…

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