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Mending Fences

Ten years after a face off between residents of Tivoli Gardens and the security forces, they are beginning to talk and heal relations under a UNDP project piloting the social cohesion approach  


Gourie, the gift granted for present and future generations

Gourie, perched 2 000 ft. in the hills above Christiana, is one of 249 Protected Areas secured by law in Jamaica. It offers a recreational area, multiple trails through biodiverse forest, a cave, and…  


Jacob’s Ladder – No Longer Left Behind

Securing water to satisfy every sanitation, cooking and agricultural need of this expanding community of persons living with physical and mental disabilities has always been a challenge – until a…  


UNDP cash for work programme helps hurricane-hit Turks and Caicos Islanders finance home repairs   

On Turks and Caicos Islands, the tell-tale signs of two category five storms lingered through February 2018, especially on Grand Turk and South Caicos, but men and women working shoulder to shoulder…  


"We can plant 50% more" - Hope rises for schools and communities under JCCCP project

In schools and small communities hit by drought the ongoing installation of climate resilient and smart technologies and water harvesting infrastructure under the Japan Caribbean Climate Change…  


Powered By The Sun

Challenged by high electricity light bills caused by illegal connections to their power supply, the St Andrew Settlement in an innercity Kingston neighbourhood sought help from the UNDP-implemented…  


New life flows into Northern Clarendon communities

For 50 years, residents of communities near Crooked River in the hills of Clarendon could only collect water with buckets. Today, a water harvesting system has resuscitated ailing farms and businesses…  


Gender Equality Seal gaining support among private sector companies in Jamaica

Jamaica is on target to become the first country in the English speaking Caribbean to pilot the globally recognized Gender Equality Seal certification programme, following positive feedback from…  

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