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Stories by Petre Williams-Raynor

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

In a few months, Jamaicans will have the opportunity to act in the interest of the climate, thanks to the efforts of a local firm seeking to put its own stamp on the island's climate change-response efforts.Environmental Solutions Limited (ESL) -...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

The road to consensus on breakwaters as a solution to long-term beach erosion in Negril appears to have got more rocky in recent weeks, with local hoteliers filing a complaint with the Office of the Public Defender (OPD).Their action follows a...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

With growing public pressure for a Cabinet decision on a boundary for the biodiversity-rich Cockpit Country, government stakeholders are attempting to first arrive at a consensus among themselves.To facilitate that, the first in a series of meetings...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

AS the countdown to the crucial December climate talks in Paris continues, civil society actors have been urged to action in furtherance of a stable climate future for Jamaica and the Caribbean."In our national context, there is a significant role...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

ENVIRONMENTAL stakeholders are rallying for a fight to preserve the biodiversity-rich and historically significant Cockpit Country following news there is bauxite mining afoot in the area.The first order of business, they say, is for the Government...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

WHILE CLAIMING to have promising test results from more than a year ago, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is, at least for now, withholding its public endorsement of the controversialerosion control agent, ShoreLock."The position...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

THE NATIONAL Library of Jamaica has received its first legal deposit of a Braille publication, thanks to Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Panos Caribbean, which collaborated to deliver 'Climate Change, Gender and Persons with Disabilities in Small...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

JAMAICA HAS begun work to reduce its contributions to the fuel that fires global climate change - greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.This is in accordance with obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

AFTER MORE than a year of at-times heated debate, tourism interests and government stakeholders remain deadlocked over the installation of breakwaters to arrest coastal erosion in Negril."We are going to continue to question the methodology; we don'...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 3:04 PMPetre Williams-Raynor

After more than two years of work, Jamaica's Climate Change Frame-work Policy and Action Plan has received the Cabinet stamp of approval, paving the way for its submission to Parliament later this month."The process hasn't ended. It [the policy...

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 11:38 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

From living Styrofoam-free for a day to reducing bottled-water consumption, Jamaicans have been challenged this Lenten season to make a sacrifice for the environment, in the interest of, among other things, a secure climate future.The call has come...

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 9:52 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

FACED with a lack of donor funding, the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency (STEA) is pursuing alternative financing to continue its conservation work while sustaining its operations.They have found an alternative in ecotourism, an option...

Published:Thursday | February 5, 2015 | 11:51 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

FACED WITH the prospect of the dried-up or otherwise compromised water resources due to climate change, Caribbean stakeholders are taking action to bolster the sector. 

Published:Friday | January 16, 2015 | 11:42 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

It may not be as dramatic as the sea covering the entire island, but from coastal flooding to beach erosion and compromised fresh water

Published:Wednesday | December 17, 2014 | 11:51 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

WITH THE Green Climate Fund (GCF) set to come on stream next year and a recent infusion of capital into the Adaptation Fund (AF), develop

Published:Saturday | December 13, 2014 | 8:52 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

WITH the Green Climate Fund (GCF) set to come on stream next year and a recent infusion of capital to the Adaptation Fund (AF), developin

Published:Wednesday | December 10, 2014 | 2:24 PMPetre Williams-Raynor

LIMA, Peru:

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 11:36 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

Urgent need for progressive climate change agreement

Petre Williams-Raynor

Contributing editor

Published:Thursday | October 30, 2014 | 2:54 PMPetre Williams-Raynor

JAMAICA HAS begun the roll- out of a project designed to enhance its adaptation planning for climate change while also meeting its obliga

Published:Friday | October 24, 2014 | 12:50 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

WHILE THE public waits, the Government is even now mulling the future of Jamaica?s Cockpit Country, with an assessment of the area?s valu

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2014 | 11:27 AMPetre Williams-Raynor


Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2014 | 3:03 PMPetre Williams-Raynor

THE PUBLIC will have to wait a bit longer for a Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) decision on the installation of breakwate

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2014 | 4:20 PMPetre Williams-Raynor

COCKPIT Country community stakeholders have welcomed the new public awareness campaign to enhance the way in which the key biodiversity a


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