News for April 2016

The Forestry Department has partnered with several organizations across the island to plant more than 2000 trees in observance of Earth Day 2016 on Friday, April 22, 2016. The tree planting activities were in keeping with this year’s theme, “Trees for Earth”.

These tree planting activities which involved several companies, schools and non-government organizations, started as early as Tuesday and will continue until Saturday following Earth Day. The trees, all provided by the Forestry Department, were planted at various schools, churches and forest estates.

The Forestry Department is an Agency of the newly formed Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC). This Ministry is charged with drafting the blueprint to drive economic growth and sustainable development in Jamaica. 

The Ministry has responsibility for seven (7) critical portfolio areas.

They are: Land, Environment, Climate Change, Investment, Water and Wastewater, Housing and Works.  

The Political Directorate of the Ministry is headed by the Prime Minister,  the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, O.N., M.P.