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Joy graduates!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Joy graduates!

Most of you all already know that BEPA supports the Bluefields Basic School. Over the past couple of years, though, this support has included the continuing education of the school’s head teacher, Joy Baker-Campbell. We are proud to announce that on 29 November 2012 Joy graduated with Upper Second Class Honours! This was her first college-level degree in education. Congratulations, Joy!

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The Bluefields Organic Expo & Sorrel Festival

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in News, Recent Projects | 0 comments

The Bluefields Organic Expo & Sorrel Festival

BEPA and the Westmoreland Organic Farmers Society pioneered the Bluefields Organic Agricultural Expo & Sorrel Festival at the Belmont Fishing Beach in 2011. We are looking forward to the 2nd annual Expo on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 from 10:00am-7:00pm and Thursday, December 20th from 10:00am-12:00am! Building on the success of last year’s exposition, the Expo will showcase organic fruits, vegetables, and products from Bluefields and across Jamaica. It will also celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence and Jamaican culture through food, crafts, and traditional...

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A. Houston Moncure meets Jamaican Prime Minister

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in News | 0 comments

A. Houston Moncure meets Jamaican Prime Minister

Bluefields Bay Managing Director A. Houston Moncure with The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica who both attended the celebration of the signing of the contract for the new road.Bluefields Bay: Jamaican Seaside Villas Managing Director A. Houston Moncure recently met The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica, when they both attended the celebration of the signing of the contract for a new road in Westmoreland.

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Tourism & Peace Corps working together to make a difference in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Tourism & Peace Corps working together to make a difference in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica

Excerpt taken from The Washington Times: “BLUEFIELDS BAY, Jamaica – Traveling from Montego Bay to Bluefields Bay, a trip of about 45 minutes, the van heads up and over the mountains while the city slips away. Suddenly everything is lush. Everywhere are trees bearing breadfruit, papaya, and mango growing alongside the spiny crowns bearing pineapples. The land gives fruit and sustenance to the people, and that is the way it should be.  If the tree is not owned by someone, its fruits are there for the taking and the roads are lined with mostly woman selling freshly harvested fruits that...

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Jamaica Tackles its Lionfish Problem

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Jamaica Tackles its Lionfish Problem

Excerpt taken from Caribbean Journal: “The invasive Lionfish has spread across the Caribbean – from the Cayman Islands to Grenada. The continued threat has led to some unusual solutions – like that of renowned Chef Michael Schwartz, whose eponymous restaurant in Grand Cayman has taken a culinary approach to combating the scourge. Jamaica, too, is tackling the problem, with an unlikely alliance teaming up to do so — US Peace Corps, local fishers, and private Jamaica resorts like Bluefields Bay Villas are working together to see the fish’s reign come to an end. “The lionfish is an...

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Bluefields Bay Marine Protected Area

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Bluefields Bay Marine Protected Area

Excerpt taken from Travelmole: “The decline of coral reefs and fish stocks over the past three decades has been documented in many Caribbean islands, perhaps nowhere as dramatically as Jamaica. Due to habitat destruction and over-fishing, coral cover and fisheries yields in the country are some of the lowest in the region, contributing significantly to the poverty and unemployment that afflicts Jamaica’s coastal communities. As well as fishing, these towns and villages depend heavily on fishing-related economic activities, including fish processing and vending, pot stick cutting, fish...

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