Current Media Releases

Outram River Discolouration Confirmed As Red Tide

August 19, 2019

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is confirming that the ‘reddish-pink’ discolouration of the Outram River that runs through Port Maria in St Mary is due to the overgrowth of specific species of algae resulting in the phenomenon known as Red Tide.

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Game Bird Hunting Season Begins Saturday August 17 2019

July 30, 2019

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) announces the dates for bird shooting season. The 2019 Game Bird Shooting Season is slated to open on Saturday August 17, 2019 and close on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

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NEPA Discusses Development Approvals With New Kingston Residents

July 30, 2019

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is currently investigating the report of a ‘reddish-pink’ discolouration of the Outram River that runs through Port Maria in St Mary. A joint site visit was conducted by a team from NEPA, the St Mary Municipal Corporation and the St Mary Health Department on July 25, 2019. The team investigated the possible sources of the discolouration and completed ‘ground thruthing’ activities along the corridors of the river aimed at identifying possible anthropogenic (man-made) influences on the river.

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NEPA Investigating Discolouration Of Outram River In St. Mary

July 29, 2019

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is currently investigating the report of a ‘reddish-pink’ discolouration of the Outram River that runs through Port Maria in St Mary. A joint site visit was conducted by a team from NEPA, the St Mary Municipal Corporation and the St Mary Health Department on July 25, 2019. The team investigated the possible sources of the discolouration and completed ‘ground thruthing’ activities along the corridors of the river aimed at identifying possible anthropogenic (man-made) influences on the river.

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Yallahs-Hope Project Trains Farmers To "Farm Out The Drought"

May 13, 2019

Over 500 farmers in 13 communities in the Yallahs and Hope Rivers Watershed Management Unit (WMUs), in St. Thomas and St. Andrew have been trained in better land management practices to prevent soil erosion, increase crop yields, improve their livelihoods and the quality of water supplied to the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).

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