I did mention to a few online friends that there was some good news contained in Minister Daryl Vaz’s speech at the launch of the Green Expo on May 22 – International Biodiversity Day – which I described in my last post. “Good news?” chorused the cynical Facebookers. “Really? Tell us!” Well yes – I … More Jamaica To Sign Important Regional Agreement on Access to Information and Environmental Justice
Winnifred’s Beach is not just any beach. At least, not to us. It is at the bottom of a wildly rocky road down a hillside, a turning off the main road in Fairy Hill, Portland. There used to be a “wicker man” on the corner. We have been going to Winnifred’s for many years and … More Free Winnifred’s Beach: Keep It Free and Beautiful!
“We risk losing faith in the process.” So said Elected Representative of the Public, Jamaica’s Danielle Andrade-Goffe on Day Two of the ongoing Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean in Argentina (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration … More A Setback for Members of the Latin American/Caribbean Public at Principle 10 Negotiations
It’s happening now in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The LAC Principle 10 negotiations, about which I have written before. Saint Lucia has joined this important initiative on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. What could be more important to the Latin America/Caribbean region, as we move forward and seek to protect our precious environment? More … More One more Caribbean Country Seeks to Raise the Bar to Improve Environmental Governance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 11, 2014 KINGSTON, JAMAICA GOVERNMENT ISSUES ANOTHER CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION TO PREVENT RELEASE OF INFORMATION ON GOAT ISLANDS TRANSSHIPMENT PORT PROJECT The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has learned that the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, the Hon. Dr. Omar Davies, has issued a new Certificate of Exemption to exempt … More Government of Jamaica Again Blocks Information on Goat Islands Transshipment Port Project in Protected Area
Here’s a quick update on the court case challenging Government’s denial of information to the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) regarding a possible transshipment port in Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area. I believe the judicial review continues tomorrow. Here is JET’s press release. The Supreme Court of Jamaica today heard submissions from the … More Jamaican Government Concedes Certificates of Exemption Wrongly Issued in Goat Islands Case