I am posting below a few photographs from a magnificent album by Jamaican Max Earle. They are actually stills from a three-minute video, which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvFs1wqZrAM&feature=share
Just see for yourself. The video was made in the Portland Bight Protected Area, which includes Goat Islands – where China Harbour Engineering Company intend to build a mega-port. Most of these photos were taken in and around Goat Islands. These are Max’s words introducing his photo album on Facebook, which contains many more beautiful images:
I’ve been given the gift of imaging this area of our land that will very soon be no more…forever. The decisions that have been made in the interest of development have been done with no concern for the thousands who live and scrape a living here. As our future unfolds in this way…my heart breaks for my land, and my people.
For more information and to see how YOU can help, go to savegoatislands.org.