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Stories by Petre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

THE UNIVERSITY of West Indies' Physics Department, in its ongoing effort to raise climate-change awareness and promote resilience, will today host a forum titled '100% Clean: The Why and How of Jamaica's Transition from Imported Fossil Fuels to...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

ELEANOR JONES has made it her life's work to make a difference in environmental management in Jamaica and the Caribbean, sometimes with baby steps, at other times in seeming leaps and bounds.It's never been easy, but it's also never crossed her mind...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

THE FORESTRY Department has confirmed that the field work for the delimitation of the boundary for the Cockpit Country - an area that has long inspired debate over its protection, fuelled by its ecological and historical value - has started.After...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

IN ITS ongoing efforts to enable climate change mainstreaming across government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), the Climate Change Division (CCD) is taking designated representatives - called climate change focal points - into the field...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

DOMINICA HAS come in for sharp criticism from BirdsCaribbean, a regional entity committed to the conservation of birds for more than three decades, over its decision to relocate a number of its rare species to Germany.The island reportedly exported...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

FROM LIMITED scheduling and financing of infrastructure maintenance to inconsistent planning and limited consideration related to increased urbanisation and population growth, a new report has laid bare the climate vulnerabilities of Jamaica's...

Published:Thursday | March 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

BLUNTLY HONEST. Passionate. Pragmatic. These are words used to describe Mike Schwartz, an Englishman and engineer who made Jamaica his home for some three decades and worked unceasingly, from behind the scenes and in the public eye, to safeguard its...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has clarified its role in tsunami response following the warning issued for Jamaica last week."I am realising that some people are thinking we had a responsibility that we fell down on. We need to remind people...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

THE GOVERNMENT is, over the next few months, to make official the recently designated boundary for the ecologically sensitive Cockpit Country."What we need to do now, since we are not putting up a wall, is be very clear on where the line is; your...

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