Jamaica Environment Trust Wants More Information on Government’s Plan for a Port Royal Cruise Ship Pier


On February 8 I saw a lovely tweet from Prime Minister Andrew Holness, regarding a floating cruise ship pier to be installed at Port Royal. It was accompanied by a video… Port Royal’s SeaWalk floating pier system is ready! Here’s a video from the manufacturer, showing it in operation at their dock. It is currently … More Jamaica Environment Trust Wants More Information on Government’s Plan for a Port Royal Cruise Ship Pier

51% Coalition Calls for Accountability at Port Authority of Jamaica


This week, some startling news emerged regarding activities at the Port Authority of Jamaica, a major Government agency. An Auditor General’s (AG) report tabled in Parliament on July 25 revealed millions of dollars in bonus over-payments to senior employees at the Authority and multiple pensions to the same individuals. The employment contracts for 14 senior officers … More 51% Coalition Calls for Accountability at Port Authority of Jamaica

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

“Having Your Goat and Eating it Too”


Does there really have to be a trade-off on Goat Islands? A trade-off, that is, between the environment and development – an idea that has often characterized the conversation on the proposed transshipment port on Goat Islands, in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA). In this particular case, does it have to be one or the other? … More “Having Your Goat and Eating it Too”

Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014


It really has been a strange week. Moreover, Kingston has reverted to drought mode, which is not good. Thunder – yes; rain – no… In the wake of the wave of murders, the people of Rockfort are not co-operating with the police. It’s a case of “See no evil, hear no evil…” If they don’t give any information … More Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014

What a Week! Wednesday, March 26, 2014


The week started dramatically. In just five minutes and one or two sentences, Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey upheld a no-case submission by the defense, dismissing a corruption case against a well-known politician that had dragged on for six years. Former Minister of State in the Energy Ministry Kern Spencer and his personal assistant Colleen … More What a Week! Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Save Goat Islands 1: Minister Omar Davies’ Statement to Parliament, February 25, 2014


There have been several major developments on the Portland Bight Protected Area/Goat Islands issue in the past week or so. Please bear with me while I share a couple of things with you. Firstly, and for the record, I am reproducing below yesterday’s statement by Minister Omar Davies on the matter. I will subsequently share … More Save Goat Islands 1: Minister Omar Davies’ Statement to Parliament, February 25, 2014