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JET set for Int’l Coastal Clean-up Day 2013

25 July 2013

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JET set for Int’l Coastal Clean-up Day 2013

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), national coordinator of the annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day, is currently recruiting groups to participate in clean-ups planned for over 50 sites across Jamaica on Saturday, September 21, the date of this year’s event. JET has been coordinating annual beach clean-ups since 1994, and this year marks the 20th […]

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Conquering Forest Trek 2013

12 May 2013

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Conquering Forest Trek 2013

The embrace of the early morning sunlight warms the hikers as they journey through the cool hills of Gordon Town with staff in hand, and proceed along the banks of the Hope River through Penfield before hitting the first rest stop of Forest Trek 2013 at Redlight. Beyond this point, the mettle of hikers with […]

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Jana Bent to start third Shaggy Parrot book

19 September 2011

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Jana Bent to start third Shaggy Parrot book

Following the recent release of “The Reggae Band Rescues Mama Edda Leatherback”, the sequel to “Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band”, author Jana Bent will in shortly begin penning the third instalment of the popular interactive children’s storybook series, which features the voice of diamond-selling reggae superstar Shaggy as the lead character. The series focusses […]

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Controversy surfaces out of the Blue

15 May 2011

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Controversy surfaces out of the Blue

It’s a scenario that plays out ever so often in Jamaica – environmental lobby groups sound the alarm over development projects that threaten to damage or potentially destroy areas that fall within the island’s treasured natural patrimony. On this occasion, the location in question is the fabled Blue Lagoon, known as Blue Hole to the […]

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