Current Media Releases

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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Update On Oil Spill In Kingston Harbour

December 29, 2016

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has completed the initial investigation, including an ecological assessment, of the oil spills which occurred in the precincts of the Kingston Harbour over the period 24 November to 26 November 2016.

Three oil spills occurred during this period. The spills were confined to the New-Port East area of the Kingston Harbour. The investigations found that two of the spills were as a result of operational accident during bunkering activities. The other spill occurred from a land-based facility.

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NEPA Pushes For Responsible Waste Disposal For ICCD

September 16, 2016

The National Environment and Planning Agency will this weekend ramp up its drive to encourage responsible waste disposal through its activities for International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Improper waste disposal is the root cause of marine litter, a portion of which is removed from the coastal environment during the annual cleanup exercise as well as during sporadic cleanups held throughout the year.

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