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"Smelly deal" - Sunday Herald, 15/Feb/09 

Claims that politics dominated economics and a possible subversion of the international bid process used to award US$200 million to the Falmouth Cruise Terminal have surfaced, as the project prepares to get off the ground.

 

Different pier than the one approved - Observer, 14/Feb/09 

"All the new buildings will be on the landfilled area and there will be no access to the public - essentially, the town will be blocked off from that area of the waterfront."

ENVIRONEWS, May 3 - June 12, 2008 

ENVIRO-NEWS SUMMARY for April 12 - May 3, 2008

 [PDF - right-click and choose "save target as"]

 

Poppy Show at Runaway Bay 

Runaway Bay remembers deadly Christmas Day fire of 1957  Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Big oil spill on Ironshore coastlineSaturday, December 15, 2007

Mammee Bay owners to sue hotel over beach breaches  Residents claim sewage from RIU Ocho Rios has been polluting their beach and the sea for two years.  23/Sep/07

Letter from NJCA re Falmouth cruise pier.pdf 22/Sep/07

The above letter was not published by the Gleaner despite several requests for facts to take precedence over fantasy. - WL

Falmouth residents sceptical about plans of shipping terminal 17/Sep/07

 

READ the Jamaica Environmental Advocacy Network's reviews of the manifestos of the Jamaica Labour Party and the People's National Party. 2/Sep/07

BirdLife meeting news:

"The meeting was stunned by reports of what appears to be an unprecedented move by some Caribbean governments to change the legal status of previously protected remnant conservation sites in order to facilitate development."

Tourism development threatens Caribbean endangered species 26/Jul/07

JAMAICA pursues ethanol production for export, despite questionable environmental impacts of biofuel production:

Green light for ethanol plant at Port Esquivel, Jamaica 27/Jul/07