Selling out Paradise

Interesting piece by Wendy Townsend and featured on CNN. Highlighting what may possibly be lost by developing the Goat Islands off Jamaica's costs.

the Jamaican government is preparing to sell the Goat Islands to the China Harbour Engineering Co. to build a megafreighter seaport and industrial park. China Harbour is part of a conglomerate blacklisted by the World Bank under its Fraud and Corruption Sanctioning Policy.

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The government claims it will bring jobs and opportunity to the area, but we are not qualified, and we are not being trained for the jobs that will need to be done. They tell us what they want us to hear, but the reality is that we will be worse off.

In the end maybe poverty is the worse enemy or can be alleviated while protecting the environment? Decide for yourself and do read the full article over at CNN.

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