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  • Negril Beach Restoration Efforts - A Clearer Picture
    Published Date: May 02, 2014

    Media Release

    Attention: All News Editors                                                                            KINGSTON, Jamaica

    (2 May 2014):


    Dear Mr. Editor, Sir

  • Clearing the air on the Portland Development Order
    Published Date: May 02, 2014

    Dear Mr. Editor, Sir

    In a Sunday Gleaner article dated Sunday, April 20, 2014 and titled, 'Rejected- Portland stakeholders say no to provisional plan to govern development of the parish', some issues were raised of which the Authority would like to address.

    The Town and Country Planning Authority (TCPA) welcomes feedback and comments received for the Portland Provisional Development Order.

  • UDC And NEPA Partner To Clean-Up Hellshire Bay, St Catherine

    The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will partner to clean up Hellshire Bay Beach in Portmore St. Catherine on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in commemoration of the 33rd staging of International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD).

    The island’s largest one-day volunteer event will be hosted under the theme "Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica." It is anticipated to rival the 2017 UDC/NEPA clean-up, which saw a record number of volunteers totalling 1089 persons - who collected 229 bags of trash weighing 1145.1 kilograms.

  • Avoid Crocodile Habitats During Heavy Rains

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is advising the public to exercise extreme caution in areas close to swamps, rivers, gullies and other known crocodile habitats, as the animals are likely to be displaced during the heavy rains.

    NEPA is urging the public to report crocodile sightings by calling the Agency at 876-754-7540 or toll-free 888-991-5005. Individuals may also call 119 or make a report to the nearest police station.

  • Nepa Warns Against Illegal Waste Discharge
    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.