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News for Jamaica

Energy-Efficiency Strategy Coming For The Caribbean

Devon GardnerTHE CARIBBEAN is, within the next two or so years, to have an energy efficiency strategy that should serve the growth agenda of various islands. To begin the work, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has secured the support of the European Union (EU). “The EU will...

IDB Supports Water Adaptation in Jamaica’s Housing Sector

092109-AP080828039117-500-700x469KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved an operation to enable investments in efficient water technologies and practices in newly built housing in Jamaica. The project will promote related business opportunities and entrepreneurship in climate resilience and improve the conservation of water throughout...

Local Government Ministry to Do More to Prepare For Climate Change

desmond_mckenzieDesmond McKenzie, minister of local government and community development, says his ministry will be placing more emphasis on building the country’s resilience to the challenges brought about by climate change. He said that there has to be a new approach to dealing with disasters. “We must...