Judicial Review Court to hear Goat Islands case in October

Judicial Review Court to hear Goat Islands case in October

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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THE Judicial Review Court will on October 23 commence hearing into a motion by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) regarding the proposed development of the Goat Islands.

The hearing, which is set to run for two days, will see the JET challenging the decision of the Government not to turn over information regarding the controversial project.

The minister of finance and planning, the Port Authority of Jamaica and the Attorney General are named as defendants in the matter.

The issue has been a point of contention since it had been announced that the islands would be sold to Chinese investors to be developed into a trans-shipment port.

Attorneys for the defendants reportedly told the court that their clients were not opposed to the matter going to the review court, while noting that their agreement was not an admission that there is merit to the application.


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