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  • Holness reacts to false notions about mining in Cockpit

    Sep 29 2019 · He also announced that regarding the mining of bauxite in the Cockpit Country the Government has been exploring other areas where there may be bauxite reserves. "The environment always comes first.

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  • The Cockpit Country Is More Valuable Than BauxiteAndrew

    Jul 30 2019 · Andrew Holness would be silly to allow those people to start mining anywhere near the Cockpit Country. This would make his legacy permanently stained. Like m

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  • The bauxite mining debate continuesJamaica Observer

    In regard to the Cockpit Country the perception of wanton bauxite mining and wholesale land and community dislocation is enhanced as I said by the persistent messages coming out of social media

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  • Cockpit country vs bauxite miningJamaicaObserver

    I hold briefs for Jamaica none else but bauxite is a mature industry with things set for decades yet the discourse regarding Cockpit Country has been so toxic that covert agendas may be at work.

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  • Expand Cockpit Country Protected AreaJamaica Observer

    We write to express the concern that Jamaica Conservation Partners (JCP) has regarding the potential issuance of an environmental permit for bauxite mining in the area covered by SML 173.

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  • Noranda Bauxite CoCockpit Country Home

    Noranda mines bauxite ore (in St Ann Jamaica) and had 375 employees in 2011. Bauxite is essentially a mixture of Aluminum Oxides and Iron Oxide with small amounts of other compounds. The bauxite is shipped to Noranda s plant at Gramercy Louisiana where it is refined into Alumina (Aluminum Oxide).

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  • Bauxite vs the Cockpit CountryJamaicans

    In 1999 and in 2000 a series of Cockpit Country Stakeholder fora funded by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) were held that brought together a range of stakeholders including community members farmers Maroons government departments unemployed persons academics and the Jamaica Bauxite Institute among others.

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  • Legislation Coming To Safeguard Cockpit Country Protected

    "That is seven per cent of Jamaica s land mass " he added. Senator Morgan said the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area was declared in 2017 by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. "The consequence of this is that all mining and exploration licences have been regressed to the proposed protected area boundary " he informed.

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  • Mining in the Cockpit CountryJamaica Gleaner

    Jun 07 2019 · And is bauxite the most valuable resource in the Cockpit Country Decidedly not The Cockpit Country is the source of about 40 per cent of Jamaica s water resources rainwater trapped here replenishes the aquifers of six major rivers Black River Great River Martha Brae Rio Bueno Montego River and Hector s River.

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  • No Bauxite Mining Taking Place in Designated Protected

    "The Jamaica Bauxite Institute Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited and the Mines and Geology Division advises to the best of our knowledge that Noranda Bauxite partners II (Noranda) is currently not involved in any mining activities in the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The company s bauxite mining activities are confined to two

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  • No Bauxite Mining Taking Place in Designated Protected

    "The Jamaica Bauxite Institute Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited and the Mines and Geology Division advises to the best of our knowledge that Noranda Bauxite partners II (Noranda) is currently not involved in any mining activities in the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The company s bauxite mining activities are confined to two

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  • Cockpit Country Home

    ENJOY OUR MONTHLY FEATURE Character of Cockpit Country There was a lot to digest in the second half of 2015. With the on-going bauxite threat we deployed a drone to help monitor activities . . . and discovered new things about "John Crows" (aka Turkey Vultures) Jamaica s invaluable eco-workers Baldy-heads Have Their Uses

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  • The Cockpit Country An The Voice of Jamaica

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Cockpit Country is an environmental cultural and historical asset which the Government of Jamaica values greatly. The Prime Minister says the Government is sensitive to the environmental concerns about the Cockpit Country and is moving to ensure that it

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  • Legislation Coming To Safeguard Cockpit Country Protected

    "That is seven per cent of Jamaica s land mass " he added. Senator Morgan said the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area was declared in 2017 by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. "The consequence of this is that all mining and exploration licences have been regressed to the proposed protected area boundary " he informed.

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  • Green light for bauxite mining in Cockpit Country Lead

    Nov 18 2020 · WESTERN BUREAU In spite of potential long-term deforestation bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country is likely to offer a game-changing fillip to the Jamaican economy at least in the short term if the Government allows Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II (NJBP II) to mine 8 335 hectares of land an environmental impact assessment (EIA) has said.

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  • Economic Valuation of Cockpit Country Jamaica

    Jamaica s Cockpit Country is recognized nationally and internationally for its unique biodiversity its cultural heritage and for the ecosystem services it provides to central-west Jamaica including serving as the source waters of four watersheds. This ecosystem is under imminent threat from bauxite mining and limestone quarrying.

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  • Worrying News from Cockpit Country JET Says Bauxite

    May 30 2019 · The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is growing increasingly alarmed at the activities of bauxite mining companies taking place next to the designated Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) boundary. JET says it appears that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is placing interests of bauxite companies ahead of the welfare of Jamaican citizens and the

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  • No Bauxite Mining Taking Place in The Voice of Jamaica

    "The Jamaica Bauxite Institute Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited and the Mines and Geology Division advises to the best of our knowledge that Noranda Bauxite partners II (Noranda) is currently not involved in any mining activities in the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The company s bauxite mining activities are confined to two

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  • Worrying News from Cockpit Country JET Says Bauxite

    May 30 2019 · The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is growing increasingly alarmed at the activities of bauxite mining companies taking place next to the designated Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) boundary. JET says it appears that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is placing interests of bauxite companies ahead of the welfare of Jamaican citizens and the

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  • PM Holness on Cockpit Country Mining New York Carib News

    They insisted that there should be no mining anywhere within the Cockpit Country. (The Jamaica Bauxite Mining Ltd. ("JBM") incorporated on February 13 1975 holds 51 of Noranda Jamaica which is a partnership between the Jamaica government and Noranda Aluminium Inc.)

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  • Protecting Jamaica s Cockpit Country ELAW

    We were thrilled to announce in November 2017 that Jamaican Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness ordered protection for Cockpit Country from proposed bauxite mining. He designated over 74 000 hectares of this unique internationally recognized treasure to become the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA). But the struggle is not over.

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  • Jamaicans protest against Cockpit Country mining outside

    Sep 27 2019 · Dozens of Jamaicans staged a demonstration outside the United Nations in New York this afternoon to protest against bauxite mining in the island s Cockpit Country. The placard-bearing protesters gathered in small clusters at First Avenue near 47th Street and the effort was led by the Council of Overseas Maroons.

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  • THIS IS WHY WE SAY NO MINING IN THE COCKPIT COUNTRY JAMAICA

    Aug 14 2019 · Cockpit Country Jamaica The people of Jamaica says NO MINING in the Cockpit Country or its environs. This is why. Please watch for details of how Cockpit Cou

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  • Advancing the Protection of Jamaica s Cockpit Country

    Meanwhile bauxite prospecting and mining has been expanding in Cockpit Country communities which were left out of the designated protected area. Since the Prime Minister s 2017 announcement new mining leases have been granted by the Government of Jamaica which will allow bauxite companies to mine right up to the edge of the CCPA boundary.

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  • THIS IS WHY WE SAY NO MINING IN THE COCKPIT COUNTRY JAMAICA

    Aug 14 2019 · Cockpit Country Jamaica The people of Jamaica says NO MINING in the Cockpit Country or its environs. This is why. Please watch for details of how Cockpit Cou

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  • Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country Jamaica EJAtlas

    Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country Jamaica. Description Bauxite is the source mineral of aluminium. In Jamaica ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America) the largest producer of aluminum in the world has been mining bauxite since 1963 converting Jamaica in the sixth largest bauxite producer in the world right after Australia Guinea Brazil

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  • Mining in the Cockpit CountryResidents Concerned

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  • PM Says Government is Resolute That The Voice of Jamaica

    "All the agencies have come back to say that they know of no instance of mining in the areas designated to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has released a statement in that regard so too have the Water Resources Authority the Jamaica Bauxite Institute the Forestry Department and

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  • THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES MONA CAMPUS

    Most people living within the Cockpit Country would like it to be declared and designated as a protected area and a national park an ecotourism site and a World Heritage Site. There is vehement opposition to bauxite mining and limestone quarrying within the Cockpit Country.

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  • Bauxite vs the Cockpit CountryJamaicans

    In 1999 and in 2000 a series of Cockpit Country Stakeholder fora funded by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) were held that brought together a range of stakeholders including community members farmers Maroons government departments unemployed persons academics and the Jamaica Bauxite Institute among others.

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  • PM Says Government is Resolute That The Voice of Jamaica

    "All the agencies have come back to say that they know of no instance of mining in the areas designated to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has released a statement in that regard so too have the Water Resources Authority the Jamaica Bauxite Institute the Forestry Department and

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  • Bauxite vs the Cockpit CountryJamaicans

    Dec 01 2006 · In 1999 and in 2000 a series of Cockpit Country Stakeholder fora funded by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) were held that brought together a range of stakeholders including community members farmers Maroons government departments unemployed persons academics and the Jamaica Bauxite Institute among others.

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  • PM Says Government is Resolute That The Voice of Jamaica

    "All the agencies have come back to say that they know of no instance of mining in the areas designated to be protected as the Cockpit Country. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has released a statement in that regard so too have the Water Resources Authority the Jamaica Bauxite Institute the Forestry Department and

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  • Cockpit Country Home

    ENJOY OUR MONTHLY FEATURE Character of Cockpit Country There was a lot to digest in the second half of 2015. With the on-going bauxite threat we deployed a drone to help monitor activities . . . and discovered new things about "John Crows" (aka Turkey Vultures) Jamaica s invaluable eco-workers Baldy-heads Have Their Uses

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  • Bauxite Mining Continues to Threaten Jamaican Farmers and

    These two 30 year leases expand bauxite mining in St. Ann and Trelawny into the large North East UNPROTECTED part of Cockpit Country. This portion of Cockpit Country has been long coveted by Kaiser/St. Ann Bauxite/Noranda/New Day because of the quality and ease of removal of the bauxite and relative proximity to Port Rhodes Discovery Bay.

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  • Jamaican Govt permits for Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country

    Thursday November 19th 2020. The Bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country is anticipated to render a game-changing boost to the economy of Jamaica despite potential long-term deforestation at least in the short term if the Government allows Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II (NJBP II) to mine 8 335 hectares of land as reported by an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

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  • The bauxite mining debate continuesJamaica Observer

    In regard to the Cockpit Country the perception of wanton bauxite mining and wholesale land and community dislocation is enhanced as I said by the persistent messages coming out of social media

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