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PM to speak on Cockpit Country borders in Parliament today

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 10:25 AM
Cockpit Country

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to make a presentation on the borders of Cockpit Country in Parliament this afternoon. 

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 government had committed to providing a response within 30 days.

However, the Office of the Prime Minister subsequently revised that timeline saying that it would take time to meet with stakeholders in the environmental community. 

Earlier this month Holness told the House of Representatives that the Cockpit Country boundary definition is being finalised by the Cabinet.