Instead of giving away Jamaica’s beaches to foreign investors who export their profits, the Government should be ensuring that Jamaicans have access to public beaches.
The Palisadoes cleanup was organised by the Japan International Corporate Agency (JICA), in partnership with the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and the 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica' campaign. Cleverly billed as 'Garbie Walkie', the cleanup combined exercise and public service. We had a lot of fun.
The barbed-wire fences that block public access to so many beaches around the island must be torn down.
I hope Prime Minister Simpson Miller and her Cabinet will find the courage to halt the ravaging of Long Mountain. It all started with another PNP administration. They need to make amends.
Earth Day can't be reduced to a solitary day of reflection on our ecosystem. Every single day should be earth (and sea) day.
Both NEPA and the Housing Agency of Jamaica are on a very slippery slope. They appear to be operating on the ‘principle’ that ‘wa gone bad a morning cyaan come good a evening’. But is this really so? Why can’t we stop the erosion of protected lands? Why should the water supply of Kingston be put at risk? So that fifty-eight lots can be sold to selfish people who simply must build their dream house on what is supposed to be public lands?