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Cabinet’s decision on Cockpit Country boundaries in two weeks

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 10:06 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he plans to take the Cabinet’s decision on the boundaries of the Cockpit Country to Parliament in another two weeks.

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) had launched a successful petition calling for the boundaries of the Cockpit Country to be made official and for the area to be closed to mining and quarrying.

The prime minister had missed the 30 day timeline for responding to the petition, saying it was taking time to consult with the environmental community amid concerns regarding the draft boundaries.

Yesterday, Holness told the House of Representatives that the Cockpit Country boundary definition is being finalised.

 

Prime Minister Andrew Holness