Category: Environment

Jamaica’s Fight Against Beet Army Worms






Each year, Jamaica’s Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) releases advisories to farmers regarding best practices and about pests to prevent/avoid. Over the last two decades, there have been numerous warnings about the beet army worm, a pest that attacks mainly








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What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality






This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for








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Natural History Museum Hosts Competitions to Celebrate Earth Day






The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) will be celebrating Earth Day 2017 by hosting an Earth Day competition under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism For Development’. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year to promote the preservation of








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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Craslyn Benjamin






Name: Craslyn Benjamin Age: 30 Name of business: Benlar Foods Limited Your job title: Chief Executive Officer Age at which you started your business: 27 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Possessing the ability to work hard








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#FiveFactsFriday: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change






Today, November 4, 2016 will go down in history as a significant date: the day when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change comes into effect. This agreement marks a definitive step by world leaders to try to limit global warming to








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What is National Science & Technology Month?






The Jamaican Government observes November as National Science & Technology Month, with the aim of educating people about how crucial science and technology is to national development. Annually, activities are organised with the intention of getting people to make the








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Jamaica’s Hurricane History: A Timeline






Annually, the hurricane season lasts from June to November. Jamaica, along with several other Caribbean islands and mainland territories, falls into what is commonly understood to be the Atlantic hurricane belt, meaning that these countries often experience the effects of








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Earth Day 2016 – Trees For The Earth






Today, April 22, 2016, marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year is ‘Trees for the Earth,’ which emphasises the important functions of trees to the environment. It also highlights the work that the Earth Day Network has








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International Day Of Forests 2016 – Forests And Water






Today is International Day Of Forests, being observed under the theme ‘Forests and Water.’ This global celebration provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Forests cover one third of








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World Water Day 2016 – Better Water, Better Jobs






Today is being observed as World Water Day, which was first designated at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as








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