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Jamaica’s Cockpit Country… A paradise worth saving

Panos Caribbean - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:10
BY LOVELETTE BROOKS Freelance Journalist   26 June 2014. KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica’s Cockpit Country, a rugged stretch of mountains located deep in the western section of the island is a true nature lovers’ paradise. But it is in danger of losing its intrinsic value as a nature reserve and sanctuary for the survival of several
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Panos is new regional hub for climate change information

Panos Caribbean - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:38
BY HORACE FISHER  Panos Caribbean’s long-awaited designation as a Regional Hub for Climate Change Information is now a reality. The official launch of the hub and information portal took place last Friday (June 20, 2014) at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay, St James. Panos, a regional communication organisation, does project management work
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A New Twist to the Goat Islands Debate

Panos Caribbean - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:25
19 June 2014. Lionel Town, Clarendon, Jamaica — The Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) announced today that the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) has started work on a cost-effectiveness comparison of the proposed construction of a transshipment port and logistics hub at the Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area.  “The proposal by China
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Worry over future of Adaptation Fund project

Panos Caribbean - Mon, 2014-05-19 19:24
OPPOSITION TO the installation of breakwaters to arrest beach erosion in Negril has cast a cloud over Jamaica’s climate-change adaptation project, which is being financed through the Adaptation Fund. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), serving as the national implementing entity (NIE) for the three-year project, is now moving to settle the emerging concerns from
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Breakwaters not a cure-all for Negril – PIOJ

Panos Caribbean - Mon, 2014-05-19 19:16
 THE Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has cautioned that the progressive erosion of the Negril coastline cannot be solved with a single project, even as debate rages over the planned installation of breakwaters to arrest the problem.  “Because of the extensive work to be done in Negril, no one project can address that,” said Claire
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Person to Person: Health Care Workers and Marginalized Jamaicans

Panos Caribbean - Tue, 2014-05-06 00:21
There was “so much things to say”, as the Bob Marley song goes. At a stakeholder consultation with health care workers and local groups working with the LGBT community, words flowed in torrents as the participants tackled difficult issues head on.   READ MORE AT: http://petchary.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/person-to-person-health-care-workers-and-marginalized-jamaicans/  
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Call for more inclusive health care for MSM

Panos Caribbean - Sat, 2014-05-03 18:34
The development of a health care system that addresses more closely the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jamaica is crucial if the island is to stem the tide of HIVAIDS locally. READ MORE AT: http://wordsfrompetre.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/42180413-call-for-more-inclusive-health-care-for-msm
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