Current Media Releases

NEPA Staff To Be Trained At Regional Coral Reef Workshop In Jamaica, October 10-14, 2017

October 06, 2017

Members of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will be participating in the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)-Caribbean Regional Workshop entitled “GCRMN-Caribbean Capacity Building for Coral Reef and Human Dimensions Monitoring within the Wider Caribbean.” The Workshop will be held at the Port Royal Marine Laboratory, The University of West Indies, from October 10 - 14, 2017.

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2017 Game Bird Shooting Season Ends September 24

September 21, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding all hunters and members of the public that the 2017 Game Bird Shooting Season comes to a close on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

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NEPA Secures Six Convictions For Breaches Of Beach Control Act

September 15, 2017

The National Environment & Planning Agency has secured six (6) convictions totaling $900,000 in fines through the Courts, in its drive to clampdown on breaches of the island’s environmental and planning laws. e.

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Excessive Seaweed Poses No Threat To Environment

August 30, 2017

As mats of brown seaweed continue to wash ashore the island’s coasts, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is assuring the public that the occurrence is a natural phenomenon and poses no threat to the environment or human life.

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Scores Of Police Officers Trained For 2017 Bird Shooting Season Which Is Now Underway

August 24, 2017

With the 2017 Game Bird Shooting Season now underway, scores of police officers are better able to identify and prosecute breaches of Jamaica’s hunting laws. This, as members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) participated in a recent island-wide series of training workshops with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).

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Do Not Shoot Protected Birds

August 24, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding members of the hunting fraternity and the public that the Ring-tailed Pigeon and Mountain Witch birds are protected species and should not to be shot during the 2017 Bird Shooting Season. These birds are found only in Portland.

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NEPA Successfully Secures The Conviction Of Wataland For Environmental Breach

August 15, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging business operators to comply with the country’s planning and environmental laws to avoid facing legal action.

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Polluter Fined Under The Wild Life Protection Act

August 10, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force after joint investigation arrested and charged Mr. Richard Wates for breaching section 11 of the Wild Life Protection Act (WLPA).

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2017 Game Bird Shooting Season To Open August 19

August 2, 2017

Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, has approved the opening of the 2017 Game Bird Shooting Season in keeping with the recommendations of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA). The 2017 Season will open on Saturday, August 19, 2017 and close on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

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Oil Spill In The Vicinity Of Petrojam, Kingston Harbour

July 19, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting the occurrence of a major oil spill in the Kingston Harbour in the vicinity of Petrojam.

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Crude Oil Spill On North South Highway Is Contained

July 14, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), has received information that a motor vehicle accident involving a truck on the North South Highway in the vicinity of Mammee Bay, St. Ann. Early report is that there was heavy crude oil spill on the roadway but this has since been contained in a manmade detention point (concrete pond).

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