Current Media Releases

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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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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Avoid Crocodile Habitats During Heavy Rains - NEPA

May 16, 2017

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 current torrential rains.

NEPA is urging persons to report crocodile sightings to 754-7540, 1-888-991-5005, 580-7993 or via the Agency’s WhatsApp line at 819-NEPA (6372). Individuals may also call 119 or make a report to the nearest police station.

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Celebrating The Earth Every Day

April 19, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency is encouraging the public to make lifestyle changes which will support the sustainable use of the environment for this and future generations. This call to action coincides with the international observance of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd

Earth Day 2017 will be celebrated under the theme "Environmental and Climate Literacy" which underscores the need to empower global citizens with the knowledge to inspire action for environmental protection.

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NEPA Satisfied With Black River Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts

January 25, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is satisfied with the clean-up and remediation efforts undertaken by J Wray and Nephew following this week's oil spill into the Black River.

On Monday, 23 January, J Wray and Nephew notified NEPA that a defective oil cooler had leaked approximately 30 gallons of oil into the Black River.

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