On 16 February 2007 Jamaica’s National Works Agency (NWA) submitted applications for the construction and dredging projects in the Palisadoes, an area with significant historical, ecological and cultural value.
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A funerary services company presented an application for judicial review of the decision of the Minister of Local Government and Environment ordering the cessation of the company’s development of a cemetery until a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) had been conducted.
A hotel developer wished to build a 1918 room hotel in Pear Tree Bottom, an area along the northern coastline of Jamaica that is particularly rich in biodiversity and very sensitive from an ecological standpoint. Two non-governmental organizations challenged the decision to grant the...