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Fixing Jamaica’s Environmental Regulatory Framework

Fixing Jamaica’s Environmental Regulatory Framework

Despite many public statements at the highest level assuring commitment to environmental protection
and sustainability, the Jamaican government has failed to operationalize these promises. Deforestation,
soil erosion, degradation of coastal ecosystems, over-fishing, poor air quality, poorly managed parks
and protected areas, pollution of harbours, rivers, streams and aquifers, unplanned and unregulated
settlements in areas most vulnerable to natural disasters, inadequate management of solid and liquid
waste, and poor development planning and control are key features of the state of Jamaica’s natural
environment. It has long been recognized that the weakness of the environmental regulatory and
institutional framework is the primary obstacle to good environmental stewardship.

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CAPRI Investigates Jamaica's Environmental Regulatory Framework

Quality of life is dependent on our environment. The environment’s protection is imperative, but the Jamaican government has failed to operationalize its promises of assuring commitment to environmental .....

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CAPRI Presented Its Findings On Jamaica’s Environmental Regulatory Framework

CAPRI presented the findings on Beyond PET bottles and plastic bags – Fixing Jamaica’s environmental regulatory framework at a public forum on November 28, 2018 at the Terra Nova All-Suite .....

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CAPRI Meets with Government Officials from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Diana Thorburn and Communications Manager, Ms. Tracy Mamoun met with officials from the Ministry of Economic .....

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CAPRI Investigates Jamaica's Environmental Regulatory Framework

April 20, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

Quality of life is dependent on our environment. The environment’s protection is imperative, but the Jamaican government has failed to operationalize its promises of assuring commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Subsequently, the weakness of environmental regulatory and .....

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CAPRI Presented Its Findings On Jamaica’s Environmental Regulatory Framework

April 20, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

CAPRI presented the findings on Beyond PET bottles and plastic bags – Fixing Jamaica’s environmental regulatory framework at a public forum on November 28, 2018 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in the Venetian suite.  CAPRI invited Hon. Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio in the .....

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CAPRI Meets with Government Officials from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

April 21, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Diana Thorburn and Communications Manager, Ms. Tracy Mamoun met with officials from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) on February 26, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to obtain .....

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