Fate of Jamaica’s Goat Islands

A tragedy is unfolding in Jamaica.

The Goat Islands and two fish sanctuaries in the Portland Bight Protected Area may be destroyed to make way for a mega trans-shipment port, proposed by the international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company.

“There has been no official announcement of the plan, still no details, no consultation with anyone, not even with the NGO currently managing the protected area,” says ELAW partner Diana McCaulay at the Jamaica Environment Trust.

ELAW is working with Diana to get the word out before it’s too late, and sharing the expertise of grassroots leaders from around the world who are working to save protected areas from development schemes.

Learn more about what’s unfolding in Jamaica in an interview with Diana on All Angles, Television Jamaica. (Find Diana at 11:19 of this 50 minute news report.)

Thank you for your interest!

Best regards,

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide