A board member of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, JAS, is urging stakeholders in the Cockpit Country to consider taking legal action against the government instead of protesting plans to proceed with a special mining license in areas being disputed as Cockpit Country.

Executive Director of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency, STEA, Hugh Dixon, made the suggestion yesterday during a JAS board meeting in Kingston.

The board members had invited Mr. Dixon to present on the impact of bauxite mining on agriculture in the space.

Mr Dixon’s not ruling out that option.

And, the environmental activist notes with concern the impact bauxite mining could have on farming in the areas in question.

Hugh Dixon, Executive Director of the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency.