Residents Angry After Gov’t Reportedly Approves Mining In Sections of Cockpit Country

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Trickery!

That’s how Executive Director of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency, STEA, Hugh Dixon is describing an alleged move by the government and bauxite company, Noranda to mine sections of the Cockpit country.

He says not only are these communities rich with history, culture and over 1500 endemic species found nowhere else in the world.

Dixon says the Cockpit Country also serves 40% of groundwater to Western Jamaica.

The STEA boss says there’s another stakeholders’ meeting set for 6o’clock this evening with representatives of the bauxite company.

Hugh Dixon, Executive Director of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency, STEA, speaking this morning with Nationwide News.

Efforts to get a comment from Noranda Bauxite proved futile.



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


One thought on “Residents Angry After Gov’t Reportedly Approves Mining In Sections of Cockpit Country

  1. Don P

    I’m sorry, i was with the Andrew Holness train and the JLP but if this is what really happened i’m not voting for them next election. The cockpit country represents part of what makes jamaica, Jamaica. Ground water disruption, more drought. After you mine and sell what next? The earth doesn’t magically grow bauxite after you mine it out. And at what cost? Killing off nature and disrupting the eco.

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