Current Media Releases

NEPA To Host CSEC Seminars For Students Across Jamaica

October 2, 2019

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will step up its public education initiatives during the month of October by hosting two Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Student Seminars across the island.

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Avoid Crocodile Habitats During Heavy Rains

September 27, 2019

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.

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NEPA And UDC Cleaning Jamaica One Beach At A Time

September 20, 2019

Over 500 volunteers from secondary and tertiary schools, corporate entities, community-based and non-governmental organisations have committed to clean-up Barmouth Beach, St. Catherine in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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Environmental Impact Assessment For SML 173 Not Ready For Public Consultation

August 27, 2019

In light of the intense public interest concerning the status of the mandated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the proposed mining operations for Special Mining Lease (SML) 173 in St Ann and Trelawny by Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) wishes to advise the public that a draft EIA Report was received from the consultants - Conrad Douglas and Associates Limited during July 2019.

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NEPA Briefs Municipal Corporations On Proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area

August 22, 2019

Fourteen representatives from six municipal corporations from Western and Central Jamaica participated in a briefing on the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Head Office.

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NEPA Drives Youth Empowerment In Trelawny

August 21, 2019

Youth aged 4-15 years at the Trelawny Parish Library Network are now more empowered to make environmentally conscious decisions following the recently held Annual Summer Library Programme put on by the Sharon O’Connor Documentation Centre based at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).

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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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