Jamaica To Introduce Waste-To-Energy Solutions By Year End – Holness

 Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right) greets Lascelles Chin, founder and executive chairman LASCO Affiliates Companies, at the LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme Awards Ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, in New Kingston on Wednesday. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will embark on a programme aimed at transforming the collection and management of garbage [...]

By | 2017-06-11T18:30:43+00:00 June 11th, 2017|

New Book On Climate Change And The Caribbean Hits Local Shelves

Thera Edwards with a copy of the book 'Global Change and the Caribbean: Adaptation and Resilience'. A NEW book on resilience building in the Caribbean, forced by the changing climate and driven by globalisation and population growth, has hit local shelves, with the goal to lend insight into regional realities and help inform future action. [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:33:41+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

IDB Willing To Finance Waste To Energy Projects

IDB Lead Investment Officer Stefan Wright speaks at the Gleaner Editors' Forum on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it would consider financing projects for waste to energy in Jamaica, but cautioned that the cost of doing so would have to be around US$0.12 per kilowatt hour for it to make [...]

By | 2017-05-10T17:12:25+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

Kingston Traffic Jams To Be Tackled Under US$30m Energy Project

In this 2012 file photo, an engineer installs traffic lights in Kingston. A new energy project aims to address traffic jams by synchronising stoplights across the Kingston Metropolitan Area. A new energy-saving project costing US$30 million ($3.8 billion) will seek to reduce traffic jams in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) by synchronising 140 stop lights [...]

By | 2016-09-15T18:30:18+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

Protection Failure – JPS Says System Flaw Caused Islandwide Blackout

Early indications from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) have pointed to a breakdown in its protection systems as the most likely cause of the islandwide power outage that occurred over the weekend. While the company has said that more fulsome investigations into the issue will take time, it has confirmed that the outage was triggered [...]

By | 2016-08-30T17:22:55+00:00 August 30th, 2016|

‘Climate Change Greatest Threat To Agriculture’

Steadman Fuller, custos of Kingston has described climate change as the single greatest threat to local agriculture and, by extension, the Jamaican economy. "Sadly, ladies and gentlemen, the food security to which we are traditionally accustomed is under serious threat. Only this time, it is under threat not directly from crop diseases and pests or [...]

By | 2016-08-02T21:02:50+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|

As oil glut hits, GOJ oil hedge for 2016 set at US$65.90 strike price

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) indicated on Wednesday that to date, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has spent US$27.87 million or J$3.2 billion on oil hedge contracts. In total, five contracts have been signed with Citibank covering periods up to December 2016. For the current period, the contract runs from January 2016 to December 2016 [...]

By | 2016-01-22T15:39:38+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|

Honey Bun To Invest US$250,000 On Solar Project

The Kingston-based bakery Honey Bun Limited is planning to spend US$250,000 to invest in its own 100-kilowatt solar-energy system at its factory in Kingston with the objective of increasing efficiency. The project is expected to save the company, funded and run by the Chong family, up to 30 per cent on its electricity bill. The [...]

By | 2016-01-06T17:58:07+00:00 January 6th, 2016|

Monymusk, Frome Ready To Provide Electricity But…

While the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC)-owned Monymusk and Frome sugar factories are now ready to supply electricity to the national power grid, their delivery of the service is being held back by procedural matters, including the need for an operational licence. "We have made some progress, but we still have some way to go [...]

By | 2015-10-08T15:30:22+00:00 October 8th, 2015|

Jamaican Power Plant workers stage protest

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Workers at the Jamaica Power Plant (JPP) in Rockfort, St Andrew this morning staged a protest at the gate of the company. The JPP workers claim that they are being unfairly treated by officials of the company. "Last week they made 15 workers at the company redundant and we hear there are [...]

By | 2013-07-01T11:10:37+00:00 July 1st, 2013|