KINGSTON, November 4, 2021:- The People’s National Party, Shadow Minister of Land, Environment and Climate Change, Sophia Frazer-Binns, says she fully supports the 'Action on Forests and Land Use' declaration. The Action brings together an unprecedented coalition of governments, businesses, financial actors, and non-state actors to raise the bar on forest and land-use goals.
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KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 2, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaicans are to prepare for significant developments to address informal, irregular, and dangerous settlements. This, as he officially reopened the section of the Gordon Town main road which was severely damaged by rainfall in 2020.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov. 1, 2021 - If the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is to deliver on the promises made in the Paris Agreement, it must close the gaps in climate mitigation, national determined contributions and climate finance.
KINGSTON, October 31, 2021: Opposition Spokesperson on Land, Environment & Climate Change, Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns, has called on the National Environmental Protection Agency, NEPA, to again review the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Special Mining Lease (SML) 173, which it recently published.
KINGSTON, October 11, 2021: As nations around the globe celebrated World Migratory Bird Day on October 9, 2021, an agency of the Government of Jamaica was busy destroying one of the natural habitats for migratory birds.
KINGSTON, Jamaica September 6, 2021 - Opposition Spokesperson on Land, Environment and Climate Change, Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns, has condemned the government's destruction of mangroves and other protected areas, especially during the hurricane season.
OECS, August 16, 2021 - The Authority of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) says it stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake which has left hundreds dead, hundreds more injured and many buried under rubble.
Kingston, August 4, 2021: The People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Land, Environment and Climate Change, Sophia Frazer Binns, expresses concern that the livelihood of fishermen and families who depend on the Rio Cobre river have been interrupted by the repeated contamination of the river for far too long.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 13, 2021 - Waste brokering is an essential part of solid waste management, particularly for a small country like Barbados.
Recognition of World Oceans Day coming on the heels of World Biodiversity and Environment days is an exclamation point for small island and low-lying coastal developing States. Our dependence on the natural environment for life and livelihoods is actualised in our coastal communities, industries and productive sectors.