Sustainability

In the summer of 2015, Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB), Emerging and Sustainable Cities Program finalized the publication of “One Bay For All“, a sustainable action plan for the city of Montego Bay. To develop the plan, the IDB employed a multidisciplinary approach to dismantling the main roadblocks to environmental, urban and fiscal sustainability. If enacted, “One Bay For All”, promises to put the city of Montego Bay on a more secure footing, while reducing chief stressors on the park (such as land based sources of pollution).

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Water, Water Everywhere…
Since the beginning of the year, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology has been forecasting a more or less normal shift from dry season to wet.
April 29, 2022

Since the beginning of the year, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology has been forecasting a more or less normal shift from dry season to wet.

People, Get Ready part 3
In the latter half of May it seemed there was just too much to think about. The COVID lockdowns and curfews continued.
January 7, 1987

In the latter half of May it seemed there was just too much to think about. The COVID lockdowns and curfews continued.

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Water, Water Everywhere…
Since the beginning of the year, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology has been forecasting a more or less normal shift from dry season to wet.
April 29, 2022

Since the beginning of the year, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology has been forecasting a more or less normal shift from dry season to wet.

Happy Earth Day!
Every year on April 22, Earth Day asks us to take the environment personally. From its modest beginnings in 1970, the idea has grown and spread.
April 22, 2022

Every year on April 22, Earth Day asks us to take the environment personally. From its modest beginnings in 1970, the idea has grown and spread.

People, Get Ready!
The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is still six weeks away, though recent history suggests we could see at least one early storm.
March 15, 2022

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is still six weeks away, though recent history suggests we could see at least one early storm.

Taking out the Trash
Last Friday, Jamaica Environment Trust planned to launch the 2021 International Coastal Cleanup. The actual event is intended to take place over two days, Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19, COVID restrictions permitting.
August 27, 2021

Last Friday, Jamaica Environment Trust planned to launch the 2021 International Coastal Cleanup. The actual event is intended to take place over two days, Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19, COVID restrictions permitting.

Summer Fun
This is the time of year when parents are wondering what to do with their children while they’re out of school. Often, summer camp is the answer but it’s not easy finding one that makes everybody happy. It has to be affordable and enjoyable, safe and convenient. It’s also nice if it teaches children a new skill or develops an existing one.
July 7, 2017

This is the time of year when parents are wondering what to do with their children while they’re out of school. Often, summer camp is the answer but it’s not easy finding one that makes everybody happy. It has to be affordable and enjoyable, safe and convenient. It’s also nice if it teaches children a new skill or develops an existing one.

Dust in the Wind
As the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) carries its dusty load from Africa to the Americas, the grains of dust reflect some of the sun’s heat, keeping the sea surface under the clouds cooler than it would otherwise have been. This cooling effect can block or slow the development of hurricanes, which need the updraft from warm water to gain strength. However, there is more to the relationship between dust clouds and tropical storms than just sea surface cooling.
June 30, 2017

As the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) carries its dusty load from Africa to the Americas, the grains of dust reflect some of the sun’s heat, keeping the sea surface under the clouds cooler than it would otherwise have been. This cooling effect can block or slow the development of hurricanes, which need the updraft from warm water to gain strength. However, there is more to the relationship between dust clouds and tropical storms than just sea surface cooling.

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The Montego Bay Marine Park Trust was established in 1991 after nearly thirty years of conservation advocacy to oversee Jamaica’s first marine park through the sustainable management of marine and coastal resources.

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