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.