The National Conservation Commission (NCC) has launched its Tree Donation Programme with an ambitious goal of planting 20,000 trees by Arbor Day 2020. To this end, the Commission is inviting individuals, plant nurseries, schools, service clubs, and corporate entities to participate in the programme. NCC officials say Arbor Day is celebrated on September 22, annually, […]
West Indies’ woes in the just-concluded series against India have not affected skipper Jason Holder’s fortunes in the ICC Test rankings.
Within the Atlantic Ocean is the world’s only sea without shores, its borders defined by the currents of the North Atlantic gyre. The Sargasso Sea takes its name from sargassum, a free-floating golden brown seaweed that is a haven for hatchling sea turtles and hundreds of other marine species who use it to feed, grow […]
Environmental campaigners have accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of hypocrisy after the couple used private jets to fly to the south of France and Ibiza in two trips just days apart. Prince Harry and Meghan, who have spoken out regularly on environmental issues, were photographed boarding a private jet with their three-month-old son […]
July this year was the warmest month ever recorded worldwide, satellite data has confirmed. The assessment was carried out by researchers at the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Scientists say it’s the latest sign that Earth is experiencing unprecedented warming. Scorching heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month, with unusually high temperatures within […]
The learning village at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), with its 109 KW solar photovoltaic (PV) system, possesses the potential to earn BDS$85,000 per year.
Jamaicans could face possible prison terms as the National Water Commission (NWC) issued a prohibition order making it a prosecutable offence to waste water or use excessive amounts of potable water for non-essential purposes.
All commissioned systems of 500 kilowatt or less and licences issued for systems of this capacity as at July 6, 2019, will be “ring fenced” at the current rates for 20 years for electricity supplied from renewable energy sources.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 rocked the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts Nevis and Guadeloupe early Thursday . The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, says the tremor that occured at 4:12am (local time) was located at latitude 18.81 North,Longitude 60.41 West with […]
Conjoined two-year-old twin girls have finally been separated by surgeons in a 15-hour operation. Ysabelle and Ysadora Freitas, from Ceará, Brazil, were the first pair of craniopagus conjoined twins to be born in the country. This rare phenomenon meant the girls had separate brains – despite being joined at the head. But they shared blood […]