We have noted the letter titled ‘Save Pinnacle for RasTafari’ which was published in your newspaper on Thursday, December 05, 2013.
In reference to Pinnacle (located within the De la Vega Heights development) the writer stated “the Jamaican State has made the site a national heritage site, ...more »
PROFESSOR Gordon Shirley, who takes over as chairman of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) tomorrow, has given his full support to the transhipment/logistics project proposed for the Goat Islands.
Shirley said yesterday that Jamaica has to seize any opportunity of the type that investors like China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has offered, because of the economic development opportunities.
"I think we have to, as Jamaicans, seize any opportunities that are presented to us of this magnitude, and explore them as fully as possible," Shirley told a press briefing at the PAJ's downtown Kingston head office, yesterday to explain the findings of the environmental management scoping study of the Portland Bight Area, including the Goat Islands, done on behalf of the Authority.
He said he has been the person fully involved with the discussions with CHEC, so far recognised as the sole investor in the controversial proposal to construct a trans-shipment port and logistics hub on the Goat Islands, off the coast of St Catherine, which is awaiting Cabinet approval.
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