The Water and Environment Minister, Robert Pickersgill, is insisting that no mining will be tolerated in the Cockpit County in Trelawny .

Minister Pickersgill gave the assurance while addressing a PNP meeting in Falmouth last night.

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Earlier this week, the Jamaica Environment Trust, JET, reported that bauxite company, Noranda, has been deploying equipment and building roads to haul material within the Bryan Castle area, near Stewart Town.

However, State Minister of Mining, Julian Robinson, said his checks have revealed no mining activities are taking place within boundaries agreed between the government and Noranda.