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  • PR20200306_1
    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 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.

  • 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.

  • Petroleum Spill In Rockfort, East Kingston
    Published Date: January 08, 2020

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) received a report from Rubis Energy Jamaica Limited of a pollution incident at its Rockfort facility in East Kingston on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at approximately 1:28 p.m. The company reported that there was a release of petroleum products, which entered the terrestrial and marine environment.

    A technical team was subsequently deployed by the Agency to investigate the incident. During the team’s visit to the facility the recovery of the spilled product had commenced and containment booms deployed in the marine environment.