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    Influx of Sargassum on Jamaican Coastline
    Published Date: June 11, 2020

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is advising the public to expect an increase of mats of the brown seaweed known as Sargassum along several beaches across the island in the upcoming months.

    Jamaica, like several Caribbean Islands, have been impacted by the seaweed which has been spotted offshore Jamaica. Some beaches across the island, particularly in Portland, St. Thomas, St Catherine and Westmorland are already being heavily impacted.

    What is Sargassum?

  • NEPA offering reward for crocodile killers
    Published Date: March 05, 2020

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is offering a reward to anyone who is able to provide information that will assist in the arrest and charge of the men seen in videos last week killing a crocodile.

    The NEPA and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continue to investigate the incident as well as to explore avenues of finding the men responsible for this despicable act. The public is implored to offer tips and other information which can help in locating these men.

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    Integrated Waste Management For A Cleaner Jamaica
    Published Date: March 06, 2020

    On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) in partnership with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) hosted part one of a policy dialogue session focusing on developing an integrated waste management system for Jamaica.

  • NEPA Continues Islandwide Clampdown On Single Use Plastic Bags
    Published Date: February 19, 2020

    Since January 2020, thirty-seven companies and individuals have been brought before parish courts for breaches of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition- PPM) Order. Of the thirty-seven matters mentioned, twenty-five businesses pleaded guilty and were convicted which brings the number of convictions to date under the Order to twenty-five.

  • NEPA appealing for help to catch crocodile killers
    Published Date: February 29, 2020

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is aware of a series of videos and photographs depicting the killing of a crocodile on a fishing beach. The Agency has commenced its investigation and coordination with its partner agencies to find the perpetrators of this gruesome act.