The National Environment and Planning Agency's (NEPA) takes this opportunity to respond to a letter
written by Authnel S. Reid, published on 24 July 2014. It is a fact that NEPA is responsible for the
administering of the annual game bird hunting season under the Wild Life Protection Act (1945).
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has taken note of a full page
advertisement published in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper on Wednesday 30 April 2014;
a press conference convened by selected stakeholders of the Negril community on the
same date; and an article in the newspaper titled ‘Negril Hoteliers Against Breakwater
Plan,’ published Thursday, 1 May 2014.
In a Sunday Gleaner article dated Sunday, April 20, 2014 and titled, 'Rejected- Portland
stakeholders say no to provisional plan to govern development of the parish', some issues were
raised of which the Authority would like to address.
Scientists and other technical officers from a number of Caribbean territories have
given their commitment to use a new risk assessment tool to measure the potential of marine species
(those inhabiting the sea), becoming invasives in their waters.
Since its first sighting in the Caribbean in the 1990s, regional leaders have developed a
number of programs to combat the impact of the beautiful but dreaded Invasive Lionfish,
scientifically known as Pterois volitans and Pterois miles.
The Ranford Thomas Effect – Winning Climate Change support from Portland Cottage one Resident at a
Time By – NEPA Public Education and Corporate Communication Branch
It is no secret, the success of a project by any organisation - governmental or otherwise - is
highly dependent on the support it receives from the community in which it is implemented.
It goes without saying, money talks, but what are your options when the resources used to earn a
living is being threatened by changes in nature? The concern is not far-fetched for a number of
coastal residents whose dependence on the sea’s assets is being severely stifled due to the ocean’s
rapidly depleting resources.
The importation of hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCS), a refrigerant used in some air-conditioning
units, will be reduced starting January 1, 2013. Alternatives to HCFCS, for example, hydrocarbons
are more energy efficient.
Faces beamed with anticipation and excitement recently, as plans moved one step closer to
bringing a most welcomed facelift and structural improvement to the home of the Bluefields Bay
Fishermen’s Friendly Society (BBFFS) in Westmoreland.