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Fact Sheet on Coal #2 (October 2016)
Fact Sheet on Coal #2 (October 2016) Image

There has been voicenote circulating on Whatsapp this month (October 2016) about the proposed coal fired power plant in Jamaica. We have received several calls and messages about it from our members, who are confused by some of the things which it says.

While we appreciate the passion and support expressed by the speaker in the voicenote for the #saynotocoalJA campaign, and we are happy that it has generated renewed interest in the issue, JET would like to clarify some of the statements made. The more the public is informed on the proposition of a coal fired power plant in Jamaica, the more we all understand the issues. Download

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Fact sheet on coal as a source of energy for Jamaica
Fact sheet on coal as a source of energy for Jamaica Image

At a press conference on 28 July 2016, the Jamaican Government announced the sale of the old Alpart bauxite plant at Nain in St. Elizabeth to Jiuquan Iron & Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO) as well as a US$2 billion investment in an industrial zone, powered by a 1000MW coal-fired plant, creating 3,000 jobs. The project would include bauxite mines, an aluminum refinery, a local electricity network, rolling wire mills and “other enterprises”. Since then, the Government of Jamaica has not spoken further on the matter, except to say that no final decision has been taken.
This simple brief on the public health and environmental impacts of coal as an energy source was prepared by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) as a public service. Download

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Stan' Up! Talk Up! An Introduction to Advocacy for Jamaican Communities
Stan

The Stan’ Up! Talk Up! Guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the capacity of Jamaican communities to protect their environmental rights’ 2013-2016. Advocacy is a tool used to correct an unfair situation. It usually involves trying to get the government, businesses or groups of people to fix circumstances that are harming communities or people. Learn more about advocacy and how to conduct an advocacy campaign. Download

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JET's review of the Riverton Fire 2018 Report by NEPA
JET

On July 29, 2018 a major fire broke out at the Riverton Solid Waste Disposal site operated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in Kingston. The fire lasted for several days and negatively impacted air quality across the Kingston Metropolitan Area and sections of South East St. Catherine. In the weeks following, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and several other civil society stakeholders called on the state environmental regulators, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), to release the results of air quality monitoring in the area during the fire. On September 11, a report on the fire was released by NEPA on their website. With technical assistance from Dr. Anthony Greenaway, retired Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the UWI Mona campus and expert in environmental pollution and industrial chemistry, and the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) in Eugene, Oregon the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) reviewed NEPA’s Riverton Fire August 2018 Report. Download

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Water Pollution is Illegal
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A one page publication outlining the law as it relates to water pollution. Download here

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Open Burning is Illegal
Open Burning is Illegal Image

A one page publication outlining the law as it relates to smoke nuisance and open burning. Download here

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Review of the Legal and Policy Framework for Air and Water Quality
Review of the Legal and Policy Framework for Air and Water Quality Image

The Review of the Legal and Policy Framework for Air and Water Quality in the island of Jamaica was conducted by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Commonwealth Foundation under the project ‘Jamaicans for Clean Air and Water’ 2016 – 2018. The project seeks to increase public awareness of air and water quality issues and their impacts, and promote the proactive disclosure of air and water quality data by the regulatory authorities. Download

Date:2016-11-08
The Risks of Overwater Hotel Rooms for Jamaica
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JET briefing on overwater hotel rooms in Jamaica. First prepared 19 July 2016 and updated 25 May, 2017. Download

Date:2017-05-29
Regulating Plastic Waste in Jamaica - Time To Act
Regulating Plastic Waste in Jamaica - Time To Act Image

Brief done by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) on the management and regulation of plastic packaging waste. Solutions for this problem have so far eluded us, but given the recent attention on different aspects of the problem, we hope to generate sufficient public support so there will be effective action taken by the GOJ. Download

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Regulation and Sustainable Management of Parrotfish in Jamaica
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Excerpts from a letter to Senator Matthew Samuda outlining the position of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and the other listed signatories as it relates to the regulation and sustainable management of parrotfish in Jamaica. Download

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Environmental Law Publications
Access to Information Guide
Access to Information Guide Image

In 2002 the Jamaican Government passed the Access to Information (ATI) Act. This law gives everyone the right to access official documents held by public authorities (government institutions) subject to exemptions. With this guide you can learn how to access the information you need from the government, and how to take action if the government does not give you this access. Download

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Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Executive Summary]
Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Executive Summary] Image

This report evaluates the extent of progress made in implementing access rights in law and in practice in Jamaica. The report also assesses existing measures to build the capacity of both government agencies and civil society to facilitate access to information, participation, and justice. Download

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Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Full Report]
Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Full Report] Image

The Access Initiative – Jamaica (TAI Jamaica) is a national coalition that promotes transparency public participation and accountability as essential elements in achieving sustainable development. The Report consolidates the case studies conducted by the TAI Jamaica Research Team, using the assessment method developed by The Access Initiative, a global network of civil society organizations. Download

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Get up! Stan' up! A guidebook on laws and rights relating to mining and quarrying in Jamaica
Get up! Stan

The Get Up! Stan’ Up! Guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with
funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Jamaican Communities to Protect their Environmental Rights’ 2013- 2015. This guide is a practical tool to help you participate in community and national events effectively, especially those relating to mining and quarrying. Download

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Health Survey of the Mining Communities of Ten Miles, Bull Bay, St Thomas and Hayes & New Town, Clarendon
Health Survey of the Mining Communities of Ten Miles, Bull Bay, St Thomas and Hayes & New Town, Clarendon Image

The health survey of selected mining communities was carried out in three communities exposed to mining and quarrying operations and two control communities between September and November 2015. This survey was commissioned by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) as part of a project entitled
Building Capacity in Jamaican Mining Communities to Protect their Environmental Rights, funded by the
Inter-American Foundation (IAF). Download

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It inna di Law! A guide to Jamaica's Environmental Laws
It inna di Law! A guide to Jamaica

It Inna Di Law! is intended as a non-specialist guideto some of the central provisions of Jamaica’s environmental legislation. Although not meant to be a textbook on law, It Inna di Law! includes some basic legal information that we hope will make the law easier to understand. We have included guidelines on how to read the law and how it can be used to ensure good
environmental stewardship. Download

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Promoting Best Practices in Environmental Management of the Mining and Quarrying Sector in Jamaica
Promoting Best Practices in Environmental Management of the Mining and Quarrying Sector in Jamaica Image

This publication was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the capacity of
Jamaican communities to protect their environmental rights’ 2013-2016. This report examines gaps and challenges in the existing legal framework and local practices
for managing mining and quarrying impacts in Jamaica. Recommendations for specific areas of legal reform to incorporate a range of best practices are suggested. Download

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The Environmental Democracy Index: Measuring, Mapping and Strengthening Rights
The Environmental Democracy Index: Measuring, Mapping and Strengthening Rights Image

The Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) is a new interactive platform and tool that
allows users to track their countries’ progress in protecting the public’s rights to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making—principles that make up the foundation of environmental democracy. Learn more in this guide. Download

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Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny
Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny Image

Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny prepared by CL Environmental, Kingston, Jamaica for the Port Authority of Jamaica July 2013. Download

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Big Up Wi Beach: An introduction to better beach management for Jamaican communities
Big Up Wi Beach: An introduction to better beach management for Jamaican communities Image

The Big Up Wi Beach guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation under the project ‘Better Beaches for Jamaicans’ 2016 – 2017. The project seeks to promote public access to beaches and improve their management and ecological health through community workshops and public education. Download

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Legal Cases, Opinions & Policy Review
Royal Caribbean Cruises (Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier) ATI Court of Appeal Judgement
Royal Caribbean Cruises (Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier) ATI Court of Appeal Judgement Image

Royal Caribbean Cruises (Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier) ATI Court of Appeal Judgement (June 24th, 2016) Download

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Review of the draft Ocho Rios Marine Park zoning plan 2015-2020
Review of the draft Ocho Rios Marine Park zoning plan 2015-2020 Image

Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 – 2020 done by the National Environment and Planning Agency, January 2015 (March 2015). Download

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Final Submission to the Infrastructure and Physical Development Committee (May 2014)
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The Government of Jamaica is desirous of implementing legislation for the mandatory evacuation of citizens in those areas threatened by natural disasters, the forced removal of those who refuse to relocate, and the creation of “no build” zones to ensure no physical development takes place within these zones.
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) was requested to prepare this submission in an effort to assist the Government with its legislative exercise. We have provided an overview of Jamaica’s current legal framework for disaster management, as well as the limitations and gaps in the current regulatory framework. We have also outlined some general principles on disaster legislation. Download

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Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny
Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny Image

Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny prepared by CL Environmental, Kingston, Jamaica for the Port Authority of Jamaica July 2013. Download

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Interpretation of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the Constitution of Jamaica
Interpretation of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the Constitution of Jamaica Image

This paper discusses the interpretation of the right to a healthy environment in Jamaica’s constitution. The paper was written by Stephanie Forte, a summer legal intern at JET (November 2011). Download

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Final Judgement of Palisadoes Judicial Review - October 2011
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In 2010, the Government of Jamaica announced a four lane highway, construction of two seawalls and removal of mangroves on the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston. The following is the judgement handed down in a Judicial Review filed by JET in 2010 re the Natural Resources Conservation Authority and the National Environment and Planning Agency approval of the planned road works. Download

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Briefing Summary of Palisadoes Judicial Review - October 2011
Briefing Summary of Palisadoes Judicial Review - October 2011 Image

In 2010, the Government of Jamaica announced a four lane highway, construction of two seawalls and removal of mangroves on the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston. The following is a briefing summary re the Judicial Review filed by the Jamaica Environment Trust against the Natural Resources Conservation Authority and the National Environment and Planning Agency re the roadworks (October 2011). Download

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Summary of the Monitoring Reports 2009 and 2010 for Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier
Summary of the Monitoring Reports 2009 and 2010 for Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier Image

A summary of the Monitoring Reports 2009 and 2010 for Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier. This case study has been compiled by the Jamaica Environment Trust
(JET), using documents obtained from NEPA under the Access to
Information Act. JET is unable to warrant the completeness or
accuracy of the documents provided by NEPA. References for the
information included are provided in the document for the reader’s
own evaluation. Download

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Court Order in the Harbour View Sewage Treatment Plant Case - July 2010
Court Order in the Harbour View Sewage Treatment Plant Case - July 2010 Image

In January 2010, after repeated unsuccessful attempts to engage the relevant authorities, JET and several residents of Harbour View applied for judicial review of the failure of the National Water Commission (NWC) to maintain the plant and the failure of four other government agencies – the National Environment and Planning Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Authority, Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation and Kingston and St. Andrew Health Department- to take enforcement action against the NWC.
On July 6, 2010, the parties successfully agreed on a consent judgment requiring the NWC to rehabilitate the Harbour View Sewage Treatment Plant. The final court order can be found here: Download

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Regulatory Framework relating to the theft of beach sand
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This paper discusses the applicable laws and penalties relating to the theft of sea sand, with reference to the July 2008 sand theft from Coral Spring, Trelawny, as well as the responsibilities of relevant governmental bodies. Download

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Statement from the Applicants in the Judicial Review Action against the NRCA and NEPA in the matter of the Bahia Principe Resort at Pear Tree Bottom
Statement from the Applicants in the Judicial Review Action against the NRCA and NEPA in the matter of the Bahia Principe Resort at Pear Tree Bottom Image

Statement from the Applicants in the Judicial Review Action against the NRCA and NEPA in the matter of the Bahia Principe Resort at Pear Tree Bottom (June 27, 2006). The Applicants were the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association and the Jamaica Environment Trust, et al. Download

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Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 2 - June 23, 2006
Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 2 - June 23, 2006 Image

In 2005 JET, the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association (NJCA) and four individuals from the Runaway Bay area formed an alliance to file a judicial review action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pinero Ltd. (HOJAPI) to build a 1,918 room hotel at Pear Tree Bottom in St Ann. This is the second of two judgments handed down in the matter on June 23, 2006: Download

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Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 1 - May 16, 2006
Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 1 - May 16, 2006 Image

In 2005 JET, the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association (NJCA) and four individuals from the Runaway Bay area formed an alliance to file a judicial review action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pinero Ltd. (HOJAPI) to build a 1,918 room hotel at Pear Tree Bottom in St Ann. This is the first of two judgments handed down in the matter on May 16, 2006: Download

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Briefing Paper on Judicial Review Action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pinero Ltd. (Pear Tree Bottom Case)
Briefing Paper on Judicial Review Action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pinero Ltd. (Pear Tree Bottom Case) Image

In 2005 JET, the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association (NJCA) and four individuals from the Runaway Bay area formed an alliance to file a judicial review action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to  Hoteles Jamaica Pinero Ltd. (HOJAPI) to build a 1,918 room hotel at Pear Tree Bottom in St Ann. A summary of the claim can be found here: Download

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Legal Opinion on the Plastic Ban
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On September 17, 2018, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the Hon. Daryl Vaz, announced the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ’s) new strategy to address the country’s widespread problem of plastic pollution at a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston, Jamaica. A ban on the importation, manufacturing, distribution of single-use plastic carrier bags, plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) food and beverage containers into Jamaica. The GOJ has indicated that they will be addressing the ban on under the Trade Act. Here is our legal opinion on whether the Trade Act adequately deals with the ban Download

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Final Comments on Guidelines - Beach Sand Quarrying
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Comments on Draft Guidelines – Beach Sand Quarrying (December 2017) done by the
Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. Evaluation prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (February 2018) Download

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Public Defender's investigative report into March 2015 fire at Riverton City Dump Disposal Site
Public Defender

Public Defender’s investigative report into March 2015 fire at Riverton City Dump Disposal site. Download

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JET's review of post permit monitoring Royalton Hotels Jamaica
JET

Using the Access to Information Act, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) sought and received NEPA’s Post Permit Monitoring Reports for the two Royalton Hotels (one on the old Grand Lido site, Rutland Pen in Negril, the other at Coopers Pen, Trelawny) in Jamaica. Download

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Auditor General's performance audit report of the National Environment and Planning Agency (2010)
Auditor General

Performance Audit Report of the National Environment and Planning Agency’s Role in Protecting the Environment and Promoting Sustainable Development (2010) by the Auditor General. Download

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Review of the National Coastal Management and Beach Restoration Guidelines
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Review of the National Coastal Management and Beach Restoration Guidelines for the Government of Jamaica conducted by JET with technical assistance from the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) Download

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reviews
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the New Fortress Energy Marine Terminal and Pipeline Project
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the New Fortress Energy Marine Terminal and Pipeline Project Image

Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the
New Fortress Energy Marine Terminal and Pipeline Project in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine, Jamaica. Prepared by:
Jamaica Environment Trust, with technical assistance from the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide. Download

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Review of the Climate Risk Atlas of Coastal Hazards and Risk in Negril
Review of the Climate Risk Atlas of Coastal Hazards and Risk in Negril Image

Review of the Climate Risk Atlas of Coastal Hazards and Risk in Negril
Review prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust, with technical assistance from
Dr. Heidi Weiskel, Marine Scientist
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (April 2016). Download

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Review of the NRCA Draft Guidelines for the Owners and Operators of Pre-Treatment Plants which Discharge Trade Effluent into a Sewerage System
Review of the NRCA Draft Guidelines for the Owners and Operators of Pre-Treatment Plants which Discharge Trade Effluent into a Sewerage System Image

Review of the NRCA Draft Guidelines
for the Owners and Operators of Pre-Treatment Plants which Discharge Trade Effluent into a Sewerage System.
Review prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
Eugene, Oregon, USA (December 2015). Download

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Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Proposed Old Harbour Plant Repowering Project (190 MW)
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Proposed Old Harbour Plant Repowering Project (190 MW) Image

Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Proposed Old Harbour Plant Repowering Project (190 MW) done by CL Environmental Limited.
Review prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (December 2015). Download

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Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 - 2020
Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 - 2020 Image

Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 – 2020
Done by National Environment and Planning Agency
January 2015. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from Dr. Heidi W. Weiskel
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
(March 2015). Download

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Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for Phase 2 of the Palisadoes Rehabilitation and Shoreline Protection Project
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for Phase 2 of the Palisadoes Rehabilitation and Shoreline Protection Project Image

Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for Phase 2 of the Palisadoes Rehabilitation and Shoreline Protection Project, Kingston, Jamaica done by CL Environmental Limited, September 2014. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from the
Dr. Mark Chernaik and Dr. Heidi W. Weiskel, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (February 2015). Download

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Scientific Review of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the Construction of two Breakwaters at Long Bay, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Scientific Review of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the Construction of two Breakwaters at Long Bay, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica Image

Scientific Review of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the
Construction of two Breakwaters at
Long Bay, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica
by Heidi W. Weiskel, Ph.D., Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide. Overall review prepared for the Jamaica Environment Trust (June 2014). Download

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Review of the EIS for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing at Halberstadt Quarry, St. Andrew, Jamaica
Review of the EIS for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing at Halberstadt Quarry, St. Andrew, Jamaica Image

Review of the EIS for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing at Halberstadt Quarry, St. Andrew, Jamaica done by CL Environmental Limited. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust and the Ten Miles Citizen Council with technical assistance from the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (December 2013). Download

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Review of the EIA for the Proposed Highway 2000 North South Link: Moneague to Ocho Rios Highway Construction Project Jamaica
Review of the EIA for the Proposed Highway 2000 North South Link: Moneague to Ocho Rios Highway Construction Project Jamaica Image

Review of the EIA for the Proposed Highway 2000 North South Link: Moneague to Ocho Rios Highway Construction Project Jamaica done by CL Environmental Limited. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from the
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (January 2013). Download

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Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment done by Caribbean Ecosystems Ltd. (October 2008) for the Pellew Island Villa Development
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment done by Caribbean Ecosystems Ltd. (October 2008) for the Pellew Island Villa Development Image

Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment done by Caribbean Ecosystems Ltd. (October 2008) for the Pellew Island Villa Development, Portland, Jamaica
Review prepared by: Jamaica Environment Trust, with technical assistance from the
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (June 2009) Download

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JET Comments on Old Harbour NG Pipeline Amendments
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JET comments on Old Harbour NG Pipeline Amendments (January 2018). Download

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Review of Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing (Limestone & Gypsum - Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL)) at Harbour Head and Gypsum Quarry at Halberstadt in St. Andrew, Jamaica
Review of Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing (Limestone & Gypsum - Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL)) at Harbour Head and Gypsum Quarry at Halberstadt in St. Andrew, Jamaica Image

Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing (Limestone & Gypsum – Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL)) at Harbour Head and Gypsum Quarry at Halberstadt in St. Andrew, Jamaica by EnviroPlanners Limited
Review prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust, with technical assistance from the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (March 2018)
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Advocacy
Fact Sheet on Coal #2 (October 2016) Image
Fact Sheet on Coal #2 (October 2016)
There has been voicenote circulating on Whatsapp this month (October 2016) about the proposed coal fired power plant in Jamaica. We have received several calls and messages about it from our members, who are confused by some of the thing... Read More
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Fact sheet on coal as a source of energy for Jamaica Image
Fact sheet on coal as a source of energy for Jamaica
At a press conference on 28 July 2016, the Jamaican Government announced the sale of the old Alpart bauxite plant at Nain in St. Elizabeth to Jiuquan Iron & Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO) as well as a US$2 billion investment i... Read More
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Stan
Stan' Up! Talk Up! An Introduction to Advocacy for Jamaican Communities
The Stan’ Up! Talk Up! Guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the capacity of Jamaican communities to protect their enviro... Read More
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JET
JET's review of the Riverton Fire 2018 Report by NEPA
On July 29, 2018 a major fire broke out at the Riverton Solid Waste Disposal site operated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in Kingston. The fire lasted for several days and negatively impacted air quality across ... Read More
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Water Pollution is Illegal Image
Water Pollution is Illegal
A one page publication outlining the law as it relates to water pollution. Download ... Read More
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Open Burning is Illegal Image
Open Burning is Illegal
A one page publication outlining the law as it relates to smoke nuisance and open burning. Download ... Read More
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Review of the Legal and Policy Framework for Air and Water Quality Image
Review of the Legal and Policy Framework for Air and Water Quality
The Review of the Legal and Policy Framework for Air and Water Quality in the island of Jamaica was conducted by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Commonwealth Foundation under the project ‘Jamaicans for Clean A... Read More
Date:2016-11-08
The Risks of Overwater Hotel Rooms for Jamaica Image
The Risks of Overwater Hotel Rooms for Jamaica
JET briefing on overwater hotel rooms in Jamaica. First prepared 19 July 2016 and updated 25 May, 2017. ... Read More
Date:2017-05-29
Regulating Plastic Waste in Jamaica - Time To Act Image
Regulating Plastic Waste in Jamaica - Time To Act
Brief done by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) on the management and regulation of plastic packaging waste. Solutions for this problem have so far eluded us, but given the recent attention on different aspects of the problem, we hope ... Read More
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Regulation and Sustainable Management of Parrotfish in Jamaica Image
Regulation and Sustainable Management of Parrotfish in Jamaica
Excerpts from a letter to Senator Matthew Samuda outlining the position of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and the other listed signatories as it relates to the regulation and sustainable management of parrotfish in Jamaica. ... Read More
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Environmental Law Publications
Access to Information Guide Image
Access to Information Guide
In 2002 the Jamaican Government passed the Access to Information (ATI) Act. This law gives everyone the right to access official documents held by public authorities (government institutions) subject to exemptions. With this guide you ca... Read More
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Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Executive Summary] Image
Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Executive Summary]
This report evaluates the extent of progress made in implementing access rights in law and in practice in Jamaica. The report also assesses existing measures to build the capacity of both government agencies and civil society to facili... Read More
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Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Full Report] Image
Environmental Information, Participation and Justice - An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Full Report]
The Access Initiative – Jamaica (TAI Jamaica) is a national coalition that promotes transparency public participation and accountability as essential elements in achieving sustainable development. The Report consolidates the case stu... Read More
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Get up! Stan
Get up! Stan' up! A guidebook on laws and rights relating to mining and quarrying in Jamaica
The Get Up! Stan’ Up! Guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Jamaican Communities to Protect their En... Read More
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Health Survey of the Mining Communities of Ten Miles, Bull Bay, St Thomas and Hayes & New Town, Clarendon Image
Health Survey of the Mining Communities of Ten Miles, Bull Bay, St Thomas and Hayes & New Town, Clarendon
The health survey of selected mining communities was carried out in three communities exposed to mining and quarrying operations and two control communities between September and November 2015. This survey was commissioned by the Jamai... Read More
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It inna di Law! A guide to Jamaica
It inna di Law! A guide to Jamaica's Environmental Laws
It Inna Di Law! is intended as a non-specialist guideto some of the central provisions of Jamaica’s environmental legislation. Although not meant to be a textbook on law, It Inna di Law! includes some basic legal information that we... Read More
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Promoting Best Practices in Environmental Management of the Mining and Quarrying Sector in Jamaica Image
Promoting Best Practices in Environmental Management of the Mining and Quarrying Sector in Jamaica
This publication was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the capacity of Jamaican communities to protect their environmental right... Read More
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The Environmental Democracy Index: Measuring, Mapping and Strengthening Rights Image
The Environmental Democracy Index: Measuring, Mapping and Strengthening Rights
The Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) is a new interactive platform and tool that allows users to track their countries’ progress in protecting the public’s rights to information, participation, and justice in environmental ... Read More
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Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny Image
Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny
Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny prepared by CL Environmental, Kingston, Jamaica for the Port Authority of Jamaica July 2013. ... Read More
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Big Up Wi Beach: An introduction to better beach management for Jamaican communities Image
Big Up Wi Beach: An introduction to better beach management for Jamaican communities
The Big Up Wi Beach guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation under the project ‘Better Beaches for Jamaicans’ 2016 – 2017. The project seeks to promote public... Read More
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Legal Cases, Opinions & Policy Review
Royal Caribbean Cruises (Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier) ATI Court of Appeal Judgement Image
Royal Caribbean Cruises (Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier) ATI Court of Appeal Judgement
Royal Caribbean Cruises (Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier) ATI Court of Appeal Judgement (June 24th, 2016) ... Read More
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Review of the draft Ocho Rios Marine Park zoning plan 2015-2020 Image
Review of the draft Ocho Rios Marine Park zoning plan 2015-2020
Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 – 2020 done by the National Environment and Planning Agency, January 2015 (March 2015). ... Read More
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Final Submission to the Infrastructure and Physical Development Committee (May 2014) Image
Final Submission to the Infrastructure and Physical Development Committee (May 2014)
The Government of Jamaica is desirous of implementing legislation for the mandatory evacuation of citizens in those areas threatened by natural disasters, the forced removal of those who refuse to relocate, and the creation of “no b... Read More
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Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny Image
Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny
Review of the Final Report Environmental status of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Trelawny prepared by CL Environmental, Kingston, Jamaica for the Port Authority of Jamaica July 2013. ... Read More
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Interpretation of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the Constitution of Jamaica Image
Interpretation of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the Constitution of Jamaica
This paper discusses the interpretation of the right to a healthy environment in Jamaica’s constitution. The paper was written by Stephanie Forte, a summer legal intern at JET (November 2011). ... Read More
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Final Judgement of Palisadoes Judicial Review - October 2011 Image
Final Judgement of Palisadoes Judicial Review - October 2011
In 2010, the Government of Jamaica announced a four lane highway, construction of two seawalls and removal of mangroves on the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston. The following is the judgement handed down in a Judicial Review filed by JET i... Read More
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Briefing Summary of Palisadoes Judicial Review - October 2011 Image
Briefing Summary of Palisadoes Judicial Review - October 2011
In 2010, the Government of Jamaica announced a four lane highway, construction of two seawalls and removal of mangroves on the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston. The following is a briefing summary re the Judicial Review filed by the Jamaica... Read More
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Summary of the Monitoring Reports 2009 and 2010 for Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier Image
Summary of the Monitoring Reports 2009 and 2010 for Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier
A summary of the Monitoring Reports 2009 and 2010 for Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier. This case study has been compiled by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), using documents obtained from NEPA under the Access to Information Act... Read More
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Court Order in the Harbour View Sewage Treatment Plant Case - July 2010 Image
Court Order in the Harbour View Sewage Treatment Plant Case - July 2010
In January 2010, after repeated unsuccessful attempts to engage the relevant authorities, JET and several residents of Harbour View applied for judicial review of the failure of the National Water Commission (NWC) to maintain the plant a... Read More
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Regulatory Framework relating to the theft of beach sand Image
Regulatory Framework relating to the theft of beach sand
This paper discusses the applicable laws and penalties relating to the theft of sea sand, with reference to the July 2008 sand theft from Coral Spring, Trelawny, as well as the responsibilities of relevant governmental bodies. ... Read More
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Statement from the Applicants in the Judicial Review Action against the NRCA and NEPA in the matter of the Bahia Principe Resort at Pear Tree Bottom Image
Statement from the Applicants in the Judicial Review Action against the NRCA and NEPA in the matter of the Bahia Principe Resort at Pear Tree Bottom
Statement from the Applicants in the Judicial Review Action against the NRCA and NEPA in the matter of the Bahia Principe Resort at Pear Tree Bottom (June 27, 2006). The Applicants were the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association and t... Read More
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Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 2 - June 23, 2006 Image
Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 2 - June 23, 2006
In 2005 JET, the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association (NJCA) and four individuals from the Runaway Bay area formed an alliance to file a judicial review action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pine... Read More
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Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 1 - May 16, 2006 Image
Pear Tree Bottom Judgement No. 1 - May 16, 2006
In 2005 JET, the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association (NJCA) and four individuals from the Runaway Bay area formed an alliance to file a judicial review action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pine... Read More
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Briefing Paper on Judicial Review Action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pinero Ltd. (Pear Tree Bottom Case) Image
Briefing Paper on Judicial Review Action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to Hoteles Jamaica Pinero Ltd. (Pear Tree Bottom Case)
In 2005 JET, the Northern Jamaica Conservation Association (NJCA) and four individuals from the Runaway Bay area formed an alliance to file a judicial review action on the decision to grant an environmental permit to  Hoteles Jamaica P... Read More
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Legal Opinion on the Plastic Ban Image
Legal Opinion on the Plastic Ban
On September 17, 2018, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the Hon. Daryl Vaz, announced the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ’s) new strategy to address the country’s widespread problem of pl... Read More
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Final Comments on Guidelines - Beach Sand Quarrying Image
Final Comments on Guidelines - Beach Sand Quarrying
Comments on Draft Guidelines – Beach Sand Quarrying (December 2017) done by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. Evaluation prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from Environmental Law... Read More
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Public Defender
Public Defender's investigative report into March 2015 fire at Riverton City Dump Disposal Site
Public Defender’s investigative report into March 2015 fire at Riverton City Dump Disposal site. ... Read More
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JET
JET's review of post permit monitoring Royalton Hotels Jamaica
Using the Access to Information Act, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) sought and received NEPA’s Post Permit Monitoring Reports for the two Royalton Hotels (one on the old Grand Lido site, Rutland Pen in Negril, the other at Coopers... Read More
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Auditor General
Auditor General's performance audit report of the National Environment and Planning Agency (2010)
Performance Audit Report of the National Environment and Planning Agency’s Role in Protecting the Environment and Promoting Sustainable Development (2010) by the Auditor General. ... Read More
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Review of the National Coastal Management and Beach Restoration Guidelines Image
Review of the National Coastal Management and Beach Restoration Guidelines
Review of the National Coastal Management and Beach Restoration Guidelines for the Government of Jamaica conducted by JET with technical assistance from the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) ... Read More
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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reviews
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the New Fortress Energy Marine Terminal and Pipeline Project Image
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the New Fortress Energy Marine Terminal and Pipeline Project
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the New Fortress Energy Marine Terminal and Pipeline Project in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine, Jamaica. Prepared by: Jamaica Environment Trust, with technical assistanc... Read More
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Review of the Climate Risk Atlas of Coastal Hazards and Risk in Negril Image
Review of the Climate Risk Atlas of Coastal Hazards and Risk in Negril
Review of the Climate Risk Atlas of Coastal Hazards and Risk in Negril Review prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust, with technical assistance from Dr. Heidi Weiskel, Marine Scientist Environmental Law Alliance Worldw... Read More
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Review of the NRCA Draft Guidelines for the Owners and Operators of Pre-Treatment Plants which Discharge Trade Effluent into a Sewerage System Image
Review of the NRCA Draft Guidelines for the Owners and Operators of Pre-Treatment Plants which Discharge Trade Effluent into a Sewerage System
Review of the NRCA Draft Guidelines for the Owners and Operators of Pre-Treatment Plants which Discharge Trade Effluent into a Sewerage System. Review prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from th... Read More
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Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Proposed Old Harbour Plant Repowering Project (190 MW) Image
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Proposed Old Harbour Plant Repowering Project (190 MW)
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Proposed Old Harbour Plant Repowering Project (190 MW) done by CL Environmental Limited. Review prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from the ... Read More
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Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 - 2020 Image
Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 - 2020
Review of the Draft Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area Zoning Plan 2015 – 2020 Done by National Environment and Planning Agency January 2015. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from ... Read More
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Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for Phase 2 of the Palisadoes Rehabilitation and Shoreline Protection Project Image
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for Phase 2 of the Palisadoes Rehabilitation and Shoreline Protection Project
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment for Phase 2 of the Palisadoes Rehabilitation and Shoreline Protection Project, Kingston, Jamaica done by CL Environmental Limited, September 2014. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust ... Read More
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Scientific Review of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the Construction of two Breakwaters at Long Bay, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica Image
Scientific Review of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the Construction of two Breakwaters at Long Bay, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Scientific Review of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the Construction of two Breakwaters at Long Bay, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica by Heidi W. Weiskel, Ph.D., Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide. Overall ... Read More
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Review of the EIS for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing at Halberstadt Quarry, St. Andrew, Jamaica Image
Review of the EIS for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing at Halberstadt Quarry, St. Andrew, Jamaica
Review of the EIS for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing at Halberstadt Quarry, St. Andrew, Jamaica done by CL Environmental Limited. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust and the Ten Miles Citizen Council with technica... Read More
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Review of the EIA for the Proposed Highway 2000 North South Link: Moneague to Ocho Rios Highway Construction Project Jamaica Image
Review of the EIA for the Proposed Highway 2000 North South Link: Moneague to Ocho Rios Highway Construction Project Jamaica
Review of the EIA for the Proposed Highway 2000 North South Link: Moneague to Ocho Rios Highway Construction Project Jamaica done by CL Environmental Limited. Prepared by Jamaica Environment Trust with technical assistance from the... Read More
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Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment done by Caribbean Ecosystems Ltd. (October 2008) for the Pellew Island Villa Development Image
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment done by Caribbean Ecosystems Ltd. (October 2008) for the Pellew Island Villa Development
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment done by Caribbean Ecosystems Ltd. (October 2008) for the Pellew Island Villa Development, Portland, Jamaica Review prepared by: Jamaica Environment Trust, with technical assistance fr... Read More
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JET Comments on Old Harbour NG Pipeline Amendments Image
JET Comments on Old Harbour NG Pipeline Amendments
JET comments on Old Harbour NG Pipeline Amendments (January 2018). ... Read More
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Review of Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing (Limestone & Gypsum - Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL)) at Harbour Head and Gypsum Quarry at Halberstadt in St. Andrew, Jamaica Image
Review of Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing (Limestone & Gypsum - Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL)) at Harbour Head and Gypsum Quarry at Halberstadt in St. Andrew, Jamaica
Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Proposed Quarrying and Mineral Processing (Limestone & Gypsum – Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL)) at Harbour Head and Gypsum Quarry at Halberstadt in St. Andrew, Ja... Read More
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