A Town Hall Meeting on Mining in the Cockpit Country: Let’s Have a Real Discussion Because It’s Not Over

The long-awaited public consultations on the Special Mining Lease 173 in Cockpit Country, held virtually on December 8, have been called many things over the past couple of weeks: Jamaica Environment Trust described the proceedings as a “sham.” I would say it made a mockery of what should have been a proper airing of the … More A Town Hall Meeting on Mining in the Cockpit Country: Let’s Have a Real Discussion Because It’s Not Over

Public Consultation on Proposed Bauxite Mining in Cockpit Country: December 8

With the controversy over the proposed limestone quarrying and other developments at Puerto Bueno Mountain rattling on, many have asked: “What about Cockpit Country? Is that all over and done with?” Well, as I noted recently on this blog, stakeholders and concerned citizens have expressed concern that proper public consultations would take place, bearing in … More Public Consultation on Proposed Bauxite Mining in Cockpit Country: December 8

Why the Goat Islands are not the best location for a trans-shipment port

The fight for Goat Islands, in the beautiful protected area of Portland Bight, continues. It has become more urgent, and the fight is by no means over. PLEASE NOTE: Neither Jamaica Environment Trust nor its many supporters are opposing the logistics hub. The campaign is focused on a proposed trans-shipment port on Goat Islands. For … More Why the Goat Islands are not the best location for a trans-shipment port

New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It’s official! It’s 2014! And quieter than a Sunday in our neighborhood. The only excitement has been in the English Premier League, where my team Arsenal managed to cling onto the top spot again. Frequent flyers: The Gleaner has decided to get to the bottom of those overseas trips by government ministers that Jamaicans (including myself) have been … More New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fourteen Years Later…

I found this short article on the Internet, and thought I would share it with you. I will post an update on this week’s joint press conference of environmental NGOs and scientists on the “scoping study” of the Portland Bight Protected Area later today. Meanwhile, please note that the then Minister of Environment and Housing … More Fourteen Years Later…