Is the Goat Islands project dead?
In October of last year, CSF published a study in collaboration with Niras Fraenkel Ltd. and the Conservation Agreement Fund and with funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, on the environmental and economic impacts of building a port on Jamaica's Goat Islands. The findings were positive: building an equivalent facility at a place called Macarry Bay, to the west of Goat Islands, would cost an estimated $200 million less to build, and will a far smaller environmental cost.
The discussion continues. Today an editorial in Jamaica's The Gleaner was posted: "Was The Goat Islands Project Killed?" Heated comments prove that projects like the Goat Islands are just a small part of a much larger debate.
To read the report, click here: An economic comparison of alternatives to building a port on Goat Islands, Jamaica