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NEPA to commence clampdown efforts in Negril this month

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2013 | 1:21 PM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), has warned that starting this month it will be clamping down on disorderly planning and other environmental issues in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland.

This comes after NEPA secured $7 million in funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund, to increase its monitoring and enforcement activities in the town.

NEPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Knight, says the funding will allow the agency to deploy three additional enforcement officers in Negril to monitor facilities with environmental permits issued by the Natural Resources Conservation Authority.

Knight says they will also investigate planning breaches, monitor compliance with planning approvals and monitor environmental incidents which may occur within the Negril Environmental Protection Area.


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