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Charles lashes Gov’t for neglecting Mocho

Published:Saturday | March 15, 2014 | 4:49 PM

Pearnel Charles has pledged to join forces with the Social Development Commission in Clarendon to rebuild the Mocho community in an effort to provide better living conditions for its people and those in surrounding communities.

The North Central Clarendon member of parliament (MP) has hit out against the government, stating that it sat idly by and watched the mining operations destroy what he described as the “Garden of Eden”.

“Mocho was the Garden of Eden that provided food for surrounding parishes and the entire Jamaica. The government of Jamaica has allowed mining operations to take place and destroy the Garden of Eden into an unnamed forest and an unnamed pit hole,” he said.

Charles added that Mocho has contributed millions of dollars to the country’s budget yet most of the community including some schools is still without water.

The MP called on civic and social groups such as the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce and the churches to assist in policing the community as a method of ridding it of the crime and violence plaguing it.


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