No trans shipping Port Portland Bight Protected Area, Jamaica
  • Petitioning Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, et al

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Government of Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, et al

No trans shipping Port Portland Bight Protected Area, Jamaica

    1. Steven Smith
    2. Petition by

      Steven Smith

      Oceanside, United States

There is a situation brewing in Jamaica where state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company wants to build a massive shipping port. The Government already set aside the Portland Bight Protected Area, the Goat Islands area and surrounding waters for the endangered species. The Jamaican government did an about face and now the area is being considered for development of this huge port.

Hellshire Hills, Jamaica is the last remaining home of the critically endangered Jamaican Iguana. The PBPA is a cultural heritage site, being once the home of the Taino Tribe, that at one time inhabited much of the south coast of Jamaica encluding Old Harbour, and around the Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

I'm asking for your support to help save this species along with the 58 other critically endangered and 77 endangered species of plant and animal in the region,(20 of these species are in the PBPA), along with the cultural heritage of the Portland Bight.

 

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    1. Goat Islands not best choice for transshipment port-Study

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

      KINGSTON, Jamaica:
      A study conducted by two international companies has found that building a transshipment port on the Goat Islands is not the best choice either environmentally or financially.

      And the study has suggested what it says would be better, cheaper and less environmentally damaging alternative sites for the proposed port.

      The study was commissioned after news emerged that the Government was seriously considering a proposal from China Harbour Engineering Company to build a port on the Goat Islands.

      Environmentalists had been concerned the development would cause irreparable damage to the protected area, which is also a fish sanctuary.

      The study was aimed at finding other sites that might be competitive economically and have less environmental impacts and included an engineering study and an economic valuation.

      The engineering study was carried out by internationally-recognised port engineers Niras-Fraenkel Ltd (NFL).

      The study examined four sites that could potentially meet CHEC’s requirements.

      These are the Goat Islands, Macarry Bay in southern Clarendon, the Kingston Harbour and Bowden in St Thomas.

      Of these, Macarry Bay reportedly offered the most directly comparable design, including a more efficient layout for transshipment.

      The firm estimated that the best design at Macarry Bay would cost US$200 million less to build than a low-cost scenario at Goat Islands.

      Furthermore, it said a port at Goat Islands would be more vulnerable to storm surge than other sites.

      Meanwhile, the environmental economic study carried out by Conservation Strategy Fund, found that the quantifiable costs of environmental damage resulting from a port at Goat Islands would be at least three times greater than those for an equivalent construction at another site.

      In addition, it said the alternative sites are mostly outside the Portland Bight Protected Area, the Portland Bight and Cays Ramsar site and the proposed Portland Bight Biosphere Reserve.
      Funding for the study was provided by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.

      http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=56282

    2. Environment Vs. Development: Beyond the Hype

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    3. GOJ concedes Certificate of Exemption wrongly issued in Goat Islands Case

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

      The Supreme Court of Jamaica today heard submissions from the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) concerning the issuance of Certificates of Exemption under the Access to Information Act with regard to documents requested for the proposed Goat Islands port facility in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

      The Certificates of Exemption had been issued in January and May 2014 by the Minister of Finance and Planning, the Hon. Peter Phillips. JET's legal team, led by Hugh Small, QC, supported by JET environmental staff attorneys Danielle Andrade and Lisa Russell, successfully argued before the Hon. Mrs Justice Sharon George that the Certificates of Exemption were incorrectly issued by the Minister of Finance and Planning.

      Carlene Larmond representing the Attorney General and the Ministry of Finance and Planning conceded the Minister had no authority to issue the Certificates.

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    6. Jamaica Educational System; Pass or Fail

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    7. Reached 9,000 signatures
    8. Logistics Proformance Index & Its Indicators

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    10. In Your Words: Why Saving The PBPA Is Important

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      In Your Words: Why Saving The PBPA Is Important

      SUNDAY Sept. 21, 2014 LIVE On Line Radio NEWS In Review. News Stories From Jamaica Over The Past Week.

    11. Sea of Strange: Politicians or Marine Life?

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    12. Financial Agreements with CHEC/China: Who Benefits?

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    13. A Question of Life: Aliens Invade PBPA

      Steven Smith
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    14. P.U.S.H. Persist Until Something Happens Day 5

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Operation P.U.S.H. Day 5
      Contact Target: Gordon Shirley (Aug. 29th)
      Port Authority Of Jamaica

      Tel: (876) 922-0290
      Fax: (876) 948-3575
      Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/PortAuthorityofJamaica?ref=br_tf
      Email: g.shirley@portjam.com

      Also Post on: Jamaica Logistics Hub face book site:
      https://www.facebook.com/JamaicaLogisticsHub

      To: Gordon Shirley
      Re: Goat Islands proposed development.

      Good Day,

      I wish to object to the proposed development of the Goat Islands & Portland Bight Protected Area for the following reasons:

      1) The Portland Bight is a national park and legally protected area under both national laws and international agreements.
      2) The public was not and has not been fully informed as to the scope of the proposed project, nor has it been asked to participate in discussions about the location.
      3) By permitting this development in the Portland Bight Protected Area goes against section 13 (3)(l) of the Constitution of Jamaica as expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom which offers persons in Jamaica two main entitlements, the right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment that is free from

      a) the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and:
      b) degradation of ecological heritage

      The right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment is a positive entitlement. This suggests that the right is concerned with more than just overt environmental threats but seems to mean that people are entitled to a high standard of environmental integrity. It is therefore a violation of human rights and the Constitution of Jamaica to proceed with this project in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

      I urge you to reconsider the placement of the transshipping hub in the Portland Bight Protected Area. I also urge you to move forward with the United Nations Biosphere Reserve application that was deferred granting the PBPA Biosphere Reserve status.

      Thank You for your time,

      Port Authority of Jamaica

      Port Authority of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica. 662 likes · 4 talking about this · 14 were here. Our Vision The western hemisphere's beacon of maritime...

    15. P.U.S.H. Persist Until Something Happens Day 4

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Conact Target: Hon. Omar Davies (Aug. 28th)

      Toll Free: 1-888-991-2628
      Tel: 1-876-754-2584
      Fax: (876)960-2886-2584, (876)754-1900-1, (876)960-2886
      Email:hm@mtw.gov.jm

      To: Hon. Omar Davies

      Re: Goat Islands proposed development.

      Good Day,

      I wish to object to the proposed development of the Goat Islands & Portland Bight Protected Area into the transshipping hub for the following reasons:

      1) The Portland Bight is a national park and legally protected area under both national laws and international agreements.

      2) The public was not and has not been fully informed as to the scope of the proposed project, nor has it been asked to participate in discussions about the location.

      3) By permitting this development in the Portland Bight Protected Area goes against section 13 (3)(l) of the Constitution of Jamaica as expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom which offers persons in Jamaica two main entitlements, the right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment that is free from;

      a) the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and:
      b) degradation of ecological heritage

      The right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment is a positive entitlement. This suggests that the right is concerned with more than just overt environmental threats but seems to mean that people are entitled to a high standard of environmental integrity. It is therefore a violation of human rights and the Constitution of Jamaica to proceed with this project in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

      I urge you to reconsider the placement of the transshipping hub in the Portland Bight Protected Area. I also urge you to move forward with the United Nations Biosphere Reserve application that was deferred granting the PBPA Biosphere Reserve status.

      Thank You for your time,

    16. P.U.S.H. Persist Until Something Happens Day 3

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

      P.U.S.H. Persist Until Something Happens Day 3:

      Contact Target: PM Portia Miller-Simpson
      Telephone 1 876 927 9941 - 3
      Customer Service Toll Free Number 1 888 429 5500
      Fax 1 876 968 8229
      Face Book Page: https://www.facebook.com/Portia.Simpson.Milller
      Email: primeminister@opm.gov.jm

      To: Hon. Portia Miller-Simpson

      Re: Goat Islands proposed development.

      Good Day,

      I wish to object to the proposed development of the Goat Islands & Portland Bight Protected Area into the transshipping hub for the following reasons:

      1) The Portland Bight is a national park and legally protected area under both national laws and international agreements.

      2) The public was not and has not been fully informed as to the scope of the proposed project, nor has it been asked to participate in discussions about the location.

      3) By permitting this development in the Portland Bight Protected Area goes against section 13 (3)(l) of the Constitution of Jamaica as expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom which offers persons in Jamaica two main entitlements, the right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment that is free from;

      a) the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and:
      b) degradation of ecological heritage

      The right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment is a positive entitlement. This suggests that the right is concerned with more than just overt environmental threats but seems to mean that people are entitled to a high standard of environmental integrity. It is therefore a violation of human rights and the Constitution of Jamaica to proceed with this project in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

      I urge you to reconsider the placement of the transshipping hub in the Portland Bight Protected Area. I also urge you to move forward with the United Nations Biosphere Reserve application that was deferred granting the PBPA Biosphere Reserve status.

      Thank You for your time,

      Portia Simpson-Miller

      Portia Simpson-Miller. 21,249 likes · 74 talking about this. Portia Simpson-Miller is the leader of the People's National Party and Jamaica's first...

    17. P.U.S.H. Persist Until Something Happens

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

      P.U.S.H. Persist Until Something Happens
      Day 2:
      Target Minister Robert Pickersgill (Aug. 26th)

      Telephone 1 876 927 9941 - 3
      Customer Service Toll Free Number 1 888 429 5500
      Fax 1 876 968 8229
      Email: robert.pickersgill@mwlecc.gov.jim.

      To:
      Hon. Minister Robert Pickersgill

      Re: Goat Islands proposed development.

      Good Day,

      I wish to object to the proposed development of the Goat Islands & Portland Bight Protected Area into the transshipping hub for the following reasons:

      1) The Portland Bight is a national park and legally protected area under both national laws and international agreements.

      2) The public was not and has not been fully informed as to the scope of the proposed project, nor has it been asked to participate in discussions about the location.

      3) By permitting this development in the Portland Bight Protected Area goes against section 13 (3)(l) of the Constitution of Jamaica as expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom which offers persons in Jamaica two main entitlements, the right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment that is free from;

      a) the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and:
      b) degradation of ecological heritage

      The right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment is a positive entitlement. This suggests that the right is concerned with more than just overt environmental threats but seems to mean that people are entitled to a high standard of environmental integrity. It is therefore a violation of human rights and the Constitution of Jamaica to proceed with this project in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

      I urge you to reconsider the placement of the transshipping hub in the Portland Bight Protected Area. I also urge you to move forward with the United Nations Biosphere Reserve application that was deferred granting the PBPA Biosphere Reserve status.

      Thank You for your time,

    18. Persist Until Something Happens P.U.S.H.

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Each day this week contact the following person. Every day it will be a different person or agency.
      Day 1: Target NEPA (Aug. 25th)
      Telephone (876) 754-7540
      Toll Free 1 888-991-5005
      Fax (876) 754-7595/6
      Email pubed@nepa.gov.jm
      To: Chairman Mr. John Junor, Chairman Mr. Don Mullings, Chairman Dr. Judith Robinson and Et al.
      Re: Goat Islands proposed development.

      Good Day,
      I wish to object to the proposed development of the Goat Islands & Portland Bight Protected Area into the transshipping hub for the following reasons:
      1) The Portland Bight is a national park and legally protected area under both national laws and international agreements.
      2) The public was not and has not been fully informed as to the scope of the proposed project, nor has it been asked to participate in discussions about the location.
      3) By permitting this development in the Portland Bight Protected Area goes against section 13 (3)(l) of the Constitution of Jamaica as expressed in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom which offers persons in Jamaica two main entitlements, the right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment that is free from;
      a) the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and:
      b) degradation of ecological heritage
      The right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment is a positive entitlement. This suggests that the right is concerned with more than just overt environmental threats but seems to mean that people are entitled to a high standard of environmental integrity. It is therefore a violation of human rights and the Constitution of Jamaica to proceed with this project in the Portland Bight Protected Area.

      I urge you to reconsider the placement of the transshipping hub in the Portland Bight Protected Area. I also urge you to move forward with the United Nations Biosphere Reserve application that was deferred granting the PBPA Biosphere Reserve status.

      Thank You for your time,

    19. Operation P.U.S.H.

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

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      Protected Areas System Master Plan Jamaica

      SUNDAY Aug. 17, 2014 LIVE On Line Radio At Its Best NEWS In Review. News Stories From Jamaica Over The Past Week. FOCUS News Stories in depth/ Late Breaking News MUSIC- By Shae Mill https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/shae-mill/id435775869 MAIN TOPIC Protected Areas System Master Plan YOUR VOICES Comments on our petition page..

    21. Listen to our On Line Show

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      Portland Bight National & International laws & Agreements

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    22. Special Guest Dr. Erica Neeganagwedgin

      Steven Smith
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      Special- Taino, We Are Not Extinct

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    23. Join Us Live on our Online Radio Show.

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      Petition Organizer

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    24. Our New Non-Profit

      Steven Smith
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      The Peralto Jamaica Action, Dialogue, & Education Foundation
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      We are a non-partisan based in the US, and work with groups, community members, as well as partners for a better Jamaica. Please go to the following link to find out more information or how you can become involved.

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      Peralto JADE Foundation

      Peralto JADE Foundation. 76 likes. The purpose of this foundation is to increase public awareness and involvement of Environment, Cultural Heritage, and...

    25. Join Us Live on our online Radio Show.

      Steven Smith
      Petition Organizer

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    • Taylor Dojan CHARLESTON, SC
      • 1 day ago

      China doesn't have any business investing in Jamaica because they don't have the interests of the Jamaicans in mind.

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    • Larie Mallory SAINT-CHRISTOPHE-EN-BOUCHERIE, FRANCE
      • 3 days ago

      Studies have shown this is not a good project, so why continue?? Keep your word, and protect Goat Islands!

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    • Janice Cunningham LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 days ago

      Jamaica is losing its natural beauty, and the things we fought to keep amongst ourselves are the things our government is using its power to give away.

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    • Andrea Tater NEW YORK, NY
      • 7 days ago

      It is necessary to protect the people and land as my national anthem states and it is my moral and fiduciary duty to protest this decision by the Jamaican government. Selling this port destroys natural environment, air quality with coal burning leading to respiratory ailments in our vulnerable population. I live in a large polluted city abroad and look forward to the scenic beauty of home and TAKING A DEEP BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

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    • Sania Clunis LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      I am not in support of destroying the place iguanas call home!!!

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