Jamaican produce. Image: islandgirlemt
Agriculture

CEO of Sandals Resorts urges tourism sector to invest in agriculture in Jamaica

Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International, is calling for Jamaica’s tourism industry to provide greater support for the agriculture sector, and he is putting his money where his mouth is, via partnership with local potato farmers: Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council in Jamaica, Adam Stewart, is calling on …

Photovoltaic panels line the roof of the Engineering Department at the University of Technology, Jamaica., Image via Jamaica Observer
Energy
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Jamaican university seeks to improve energy and cost savings via solar power and energy efficiency measures

A solar power system installed at the University of Technology Jamaica has saved the university money and reduced its carbon footprint: In the three-and-a-half years since it has been using solar power to supplement its energy needs on campus, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has managed to save US$126,000 …

A field photo of one of the onshore oil seeps discovered in Jamaica. Image credit: David Gold, via Caribbean360
Oil and gas

Oil find in Jamaica

The recent discovery of two onshore oil seeps in Jamaica has raised hopes about future oil exploration: Jamaica could be sitting on oil. Two independent live oil seeps have been discovered in different parts of the island – the first documented occurrence of ‘live’, or flowing, oil from onshore Jamaica, …

Fishers, Jamaica. Photo credit: Gary O. Grimm
Climate Change

Jamaica launches initiative to make its fishing industry more climate-resilient

The government of Jamaica, with support from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, will be undertaking activities to help the fisheries sector adapt to climate change: As part of efforts to minimise the impact of climate change on fishing livelihoods, a campaign will be designed and executed in the upcoming …

Marijuana plant. Image credit: Bob Doran
Agriculture

Jamaica’s first harvest of commercial medical marijuana

Timeless Herbal Care, “the leading cannabis company in Jamaica”, has announced the first harvest of commercial medical marijuana in Jamaica: Timeless Herbal Care Ltd., the leading medical marijuana brand in Jamaica, announced it has successful harvested the first legal commercial cannabis in Jamaica in over a century. The harvest was …

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Agriculture

Adaptation Fund supports building resilience in Jamaica’s agriculture sector

With financial support from the Adaptation Fund, the government of Jamaica is embarking on a multimillion dollar project to improve the resilience of the agriculture sector: A total of $47 million has been set aside to enhance the resilience of the agricultural sector and coastal areas. The allocation for the …

Solar Head of State Jamaica Community Solar Challenge
Energy

Solar Head of State Jamaica Community Solar Challenge

Solar Head of State has just launched the first Jamaica Community Solar Challenge. It’s a national competition for young people from across the country to learn more about the benefits of renewable energy. Young Jamaicans between the ages of 12 and 26 are challenged to design a creative project (a …