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Negril Chamber still dissatisfied with removal of sand from Westmoreland property

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 1:39 PM

The Negril Chamber of Commerce remains dissatisfied with the removal of sand from a property in the Westmoreland town by a hotel developer.

The developer, Karisma Hotels and Resorts, said it had obtained a quarry licence from the Commissioner of Mines for the removal of sand from its Negril property.

It also explained that the substance being removed was not beach sand but carbonate sand.

However, today, the Chamber issued another release saying it is horrified that any government agency could give a licence for removal of sand without stringent environmental checks. 

READ: Quarry licence granted to major hotel development in Negril

The Chamber says it has emailed the head of the National Environment and Planning Agency, Peter Knight, but is yet to get a response.