Recent Projects

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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Sea Turtle Protection Program

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Sea Turtle Protection Program

  We are assisting with a valuable local ecological project: the the Sea Turtle monitoring program. This Hawksbill Turtle measuring 3 ft. X 2 ft. laid over 150 eggs on May 19th, 2012, which must be protected from poaching and other dangers. As a BEPA donor, you are helping to make this happen!

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Helping around the Holidays

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Helping around the Holidays

BEPA strives to make the holiday season a special time for the community’s residents. In December of 2011, we partnered with a local church to deliver holiday gifts, food, and supplies to those in...

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Computers Installed at Belmont Academy

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Computers Installed at Belmont Academy

We collected twenty used personal computers and had them shipped to Jamaica in 2011. They get much use daily at the Belmont Academy for the Gifted and Talented. All students are required to take computer classes, and the school also offers night classes for...

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Keeping the Community Clean

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

Keeping the Community Clean

The Bluefields Environmental Protection Association organizes and pays for the village of Bluefields to be kept clean. A team of three picks up any litter along the local coastline on a semi-monthly basis. In addition, BEPA paid for trash cans to be made and distributed along the community’s main...

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BEPA Subsidizes the Bluefields Basic School

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Recent Projects | 0 comments

BEPA Subsidizes the Bluefields Basic School

BEPA subsidizes the Bluefields Basic School. The school educates children aged three to five as government-provided education does not begin until age six. BEPA pays for the lunches that are provided to these students, and pays for the salaries of two of the three teachers. The school has three classrooms, ninety students, a small playground, a small kitchen and two latrines. It is located down the street from San Michele, Bluefields Bay Villas’ largest...

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