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JET head says all relevant planning and environmental agencies knew about Royalton breaches

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 5:01 PM
Diana McCaulay says Jamaica Environment Trust sent out a release to the media last month outlining concerns about the environmental breaches at the Royalton construction sites in Coopers Pen and Negril.

Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), Diana McCaulay says all relevant planning and environmental agencies knew about the breaches at the Royalton site. 

McCaulay also says members of the political directorate were also aware.

She says JET sent out a release to the media last month outlining concerns about the environmental breaches at the Royalton construction sites in Coopers Pen and Negril.

She says the breaches were reported to and by the National Environment and Planning Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Authority, the Hanover Parish Council, the Negril/Green Island Planning Authority, and to the former and current political directorate.

McCaulay is calling on the Prime Minister to take immediate steps to enforce Jamaica’s environmental laws in this and all other cases of non compliance.