Environment

Flexpak Goes Green

Flexpak Limited Technical Director Nigel Hoyow (left) shows Senator Matthew Samuda an example of the company’s biodegradable plastic bags during a tour of the facility last week. (karl Mclarty)

Flexpak Limited, a major player in the manufacturing of plastic packagaging in Jamaica, last week unveiled a line of oxo-biodegradable plastic bags at its head-quarters in Twickenham Park, St Catherine. “We think we have found a solution for plastic bags not to be a major problem in this co ... Read More

Jamaica transfers out some US$3.6 billion annually for fuel. (Chad McDermott) Imported fuels driving Jamaica to financial ruin?
Seeing is believing. If I tell you how big an impact imported fuels make on the country’s weal ... Read More

Solar plants, like this one in Serpa, Portugal, will coninue to dominate the energy landscape as they increasingly require smaller installation spaces and use technologies that extend their usefulness into the night.. Jamaicans stand to profit from collective financing
We saw in last Wednesday’s article, entitled ‘When will JPS prices drop by more than hal ... Read More

Oraine Frater(Photo: Kenyan Hemans) Dancers off to New York
Two Jamaican dancers, Ashley Bromfield and Oraine Frater, will participate in a summer intensive pro ... Read More

NEPA satisfied with Black River oil spill clean-up

Thursday, January 26, 2017    

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it is satisfied with the clean-up and remediation efforts undertaken by J Wray and Nephew following this week’s oil spill into the Black River in St Elizabeth. On Monday, J Wray and Nephew notified NEPA that a defective oil cooler had leaked approximately 30 gallons of oil into the Black River. NEPA said in a news release yesterday that officers from its Pollution Monitoring and Assessment Branch as well as its Enforcement Branch ... Read More



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