Monthly Archives: February 2017


JNSBL Open For Climate Business

Seated from (left) Audrey Sewell, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation; Milverton Reynold, managing director of the Development Bank of Jamaica; Gillian Hyde, general manager of JN Small Business Loans, and Allison Rangolan McFarlane, chief technical director, Environmental Foundation of Jamaica sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate the [...]

By | 2017-02-23T23:08:23+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

JPS Sees Positive Outcome From Softbank Acquisition Of Fortress Group

In this November 2016 photo, co-chairman of Fortress Wes Edens (left) poses with Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness and President & CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) Kelly Tomblin at the offcial commissioning of the JPS LNG plant at Bogue in Montego Bay. Power utility boss Kelly Tomblin views Softbank's acquisition of [...]

By | 2017-02-20T16:07:02+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

Government To Divest JPS Shares This Year

The Governor General said the Government will seek to ensure that Jamaicans have ownership in the island’s sole electricity generation and distribution company, Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Sir Patrick disclosed this morning that the Administration will this year sell its remaining stake in JPS. The Government owns 19.9 per cent of the light and [...]

By | 2017-02-11T18:29:58+00:00 February 11th, 2017|

NGOs, Small Businesses Get Funding For Climate Change Adaptation

Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund administrators from the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica and beneficiaries show off the cheque representing the most recent awards at the signing ceremony last Monday. WITH A changing climate that threatens to wash away entire communities and derail livelihoods, local civil society organisations and small businesses are being empowered to respond [...]

By | 2017-02-10T01:17:17+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

Renewable Energy Target Not A Pipe Dream – Senator

The push to get 30 per cent of Jamaica's electricity from renewable sources by 2030 is not a pipe dream and will be achieved, Government Senator Matthew Samuda has insisted. The senator said that energy generated currently from renewable sources is 10.5 per cent of net electricity generation. Speaking last week in the State of [...]

By | 2017-02-10T01:11:32+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

CSEF 2017: Call To Action For CARICOM Energy Players

WITH ECONOMIES under threat due to climate change and prevailing high production costs, the recent Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) served as a call to urgent action to realise energy efficiency and energy sustainability within CARICOM. Kim Osborne of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development at the Organisation of American States, said it is past [...]

By | 2017-02-03T03:04:13+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

Farmers To Get Climate-Risk Management Training

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 7, the USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) project, in collaboration with the Meteorological Service of Jamaica and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority will host a series of agrometeorology farmers' fora. The fora are geared at equipping farmers and other stakeholders with climate-smart risk management [...]

By | 2017-02-03T02:59:46+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|