A Setback for Members of the Latin American/Caribbean Public at Principle 10 Negotiations


“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

One more Caribbean Country Seeks to Raise the Bar to Improve Environmental Governance


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

Government of Jamaica Again Blocks Information on Goat Islands Transshipment Port Project in Protected Area


  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

Jamaican Government Concedes Certificates of Exemption Wrongly Issued in Goat Islands Case


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