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Stories by Petre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

WITH THE start of another hurricane season has come the reminder of the need for gender sensitivity in preparedness, relief and recovery planning for extreme weather events, certainly given the changing climate.Climate change presents, among other...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

WITH another three days to go to the end of National Environmental Awareness Week (EAW), Jamaicans have the chance to get in on the recycling action being spearheaded by Wisynco Eco.Wisynco Eco, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Wisynco...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

MEN AND boys on the margins of society, notably those who are poor, gay and/or disabled, must be given priority in disaster planning, as part of efforts to minimise the socio-economic fallout from, among other things, climate change impacts such as...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

JAMAICAN AND Caribbean men at the margins of society, namely those who are poor, have disabilities or who are gay, are among those at highest risk in natural disasters.Such is the revelation of Dr Leith Dunn, senior lecturer and head of the...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

AS JAMAICA and the Caribbean persist in efforts to become climate ready, collaboration and female inclusion and leadership are being advanced as critical to their success."Hurricanes Irma and Maria have highlighted the vulnera-bility of Caribbean...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are looking to improve access to climate change research that can, among other things, inform policymaking in the region.This, with a new publication called the...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

IT HAS been said that to accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.Dr Tannecia Stephenson embodies that sentiment, as she joins the growing number of women who have made, and continue to make,...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:08 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

IT'S NEVER easy to bid farewell to a job to which one has committed years of effort; Colonel Oral Khan, now retired chief technical director for the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, knows this to be true.Still, having closed that...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

IN THE age of climate change, and given her work with the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ, Allison Rangolan didn't think twice when the opportunity to join the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network arose last year."Renewable energy (RE)...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

NEWS OF a national spatial plan (NSP) that takes account of climate change and which has been some time in coming has been greeted with mixed views from civil society and academia."The NSP is very important and it would be great if Jamaica could...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

DOMINICA CONTINUES to take heat for its decision to relocate two of its birds overseas, following last year's hurricane events.Conservation biologist and director of research at the Windsor Research Centre, Dr Susan Koenig, said it was not clear to...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

THE REGIONAL agreement on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters, otherwise known as Principle 10, will open for signatures and ratification by countries, including Jamaica, at the UN General...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

GOVERNMENT HAS made some initial moves to make official the designated boundary for the ecologically sensitive Cockpit Country that was announced last year."The Forestry Department has placed advertisements to reach out to the private land owners,...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

KEY FEMALE figures from industry and academia have given the Government's move to ensure the participation of women and girls in climate change planning and action the nod, while emphacising that taking stock of gender realities is integral to...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

JAMAICA IS doing its bit to realise gender equality and the empowerment of women in climate change policy planning and action, beginning with the commissioning of a review and gender analysis of its existing climate change policy framework."We are...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

ONE SCIENTIST is emphasising the need for research to bolster Jamaica's preparedness for earthquakes, two weeks after a tsunami warning put the issue back under the public microscope."More research is needed," said Dr Lyndon Brown, former head of...

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