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News for Jamaica

Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change

There were surprised gasps when University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor John Agard told journalists at an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting in late November 2016 that mosquitoes were not only living longer, but were “breeding in septic tanks underground”. For many, it...

Jamaica to host UNESCO’s Climate Change and World Heritage Symposium

Jamaica will host the Caribbean’s first ever symposium on Climate Change and World Heritage in May. This was announced by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, in her message to mark World Heritage Day being celebrated on April 18, under the theme,...

Jamaica Inks Global Climate Change Deal

JAMAICA HAS ratified the historic international climate change deal, dubbed the Paris Agreement, which was reached in France in 2015, following years of wrangling among countries over what its provisions should be. This, as the world looks to combat the changing climate that threatens, through sea...