Current Media Releases

NEPA Warns Against Illegal Waste Discharge

August 3, 2018

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) wishes to remind the public that under the Wild Life Protection Act (WLPA), the release of any trade effluent, industrial waste, or any noxious or polluting matter into any stream or river containing fish constitutes a criminal offence. In addition, under the Natural Resources Conservation Authority-NRCA (Wastewater and Sludge) Regulation, it is illegal to discharge wastewater without a licence.

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Turtle Killers Arrested And Charged

August 2, 2018

The men observed on a video killing a turtle in 9 Miles Bull Bay, in St Andrew on June 6, 2018, have been arrested and charged for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act. The arrest was made during a recent joint police operation, conducted by officials from the Counter Terrorism & Organized Crime Investigation's (C-TOC), the Mobile Reserve and the Motorized Patrol Division in the parish. The men have been granted bail with surety in the sum of $100,000 and are scheduled to appear in the Half Way Tree Parish Court on August 22, 2018.

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Minister Vaz Calls For Zero Tolerance To Address Air Quality Challenges In Riverton And Surrounding Areas

March 9, 2018

At a meeting convened yesterday (Thursday, March 8, 2018) at The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to develop a plan of action and intervention strategies to respond to the challenges of illicit burning in the Riverton and surrounding communities, the Honourable Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Land, The Environment, Climate Change and Investment, called for a zero tolerance approach to address the open burning activities taking place in the communities. “The time for action is now… the time for talk has passed,” the Minister said emphatically.

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