OCHO RIOS -- Certification by Green Globe 21, a U.K.-based
organization formed in 1992 that specializes in developing
environmental management standards for the travel industry, is a
feather in the cap for a resort's appeal to environmentally
Negril leads the way in Jamaica's environmental push.
Couples Resorts received chainwide Green Globe certification
this past year. Properties are Couples Ocho Rios, Couples Negril
and Couples Swept Away Negril.
Five other Negril properties that received Green Globe
certification this past year are Negril Cabins Resort, Rondel
Village, Sea Splash Resort, Grand Lido Negril and Sandals
Sandals Montego Bay also received the honor, and Gordon "Butch"
Stewart, chief executive, said recently that he is striving for
chainwide Green Globe certification.
In Port Antonio, Hotel Mocking Bird also received Green Globe
For more information on Green Globe 21, visit the Web at www.greenglobe.org.