Jamaica News


Holland Primary SEP Champions Again!

Holland Primary School from the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth was yesterday named winner of the Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP) Research Day, its third time holding the Champion SEP School trophy. The students and their teacher could hardly contain their joy at the news. When the announcement came, Dorothy Wright, a...

One Million Species Risk Extinction Due to Humans — Draft UN Report

PARIS, France (AFP) — Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects,...

NSWMA to Host Consultations on E-Waste Regulations

THE National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to host public and private consultations soon, on a draft of its electrical and electronic (e-waste) regulations. When signed into the law, the regulations will require traders of computers, printers, televisions, mobile phones and refrigerators to take them back at end-of-life and...

MPC Lists in Jamaica and Trinidad

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on the morning of January 14, the same time as it cross-listed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. A total of US$11 million was raised in the MPC Caribbean Clean Energy initial public share offer in December, targeted...