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Cockpit Country protected area taking too long to become law, says JET

Suzanne Stanley, Chief Executive Officer of JET
 
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is expressing dissatisfaction with the length of time it is taking the government to declare the boundaries of the Cockpit Country Protected Area into law.
 
Prime Minister Andrew Holness last November announced the government's intention to declare the Cockpit Country a protected area and to close it to mining.
 
However, JET's Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Stanley, says the process is taking too long as the agreement has yet to be written into law. 
 
Ms Stanley also raised concern about the absence of information surrounding the protected area of the Cockpit Country. 
 
She said residents in St. Ann and St. Elizabeth are also unaware of the implications in relation to their community, property or business. 


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