ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Take the transhipment hub elsewhere; leave Goat Islands

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Take the transhipment hub elsewhere; leave Goat Islands

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Dear Editor,
All the great things being said about the Goat Island Transhipment Hub have been said about so many other projects that were going to be "game changers" and transform Jamaica.

Every single day it becomes more and more apparent to me that the only people who benefit from these "mega projects" are the investors (in this case CHEC) and the already rich and connected.

I have extremely little faith that this transhipment port will benefit all Jamaicans as is being rammed down our throats by People’s National Party hacks, and those in ‘high’ places that stand to benefit monetarily.

If you want to create another Falmouth pier, or Trelawny Multipurpose stadium, or slew of Spanish hotels, or bauxite companies which were all promised to "transform" the lives of every Jamaican, go and mash up somewhere else other than the Portland Bight Protected Area and Goat Islands.

This is my island too, and I know that if the majority of Jamaicans were as well informed as some of us then they would never support the destruction of the Goat Islands.

The majority of people who support the transhipment port remind me of voters come election time. Flash some money in front of their faces and get them on your side, then when you win people are left with another five years of suffering


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