Prime Minister, The Honourable Andrew Holness had an interesting conversation about the area that is designated as the Cockpit Protected Area with members of the forestry department, Tony-Rebel, Queen Ifric, Bounty Killer, Daryl Vaz and Mathew Samuda.
Holness states “There is much misinformation in the public domain, and I engaged them with the facts. This Government took the bold step to ensure the Cockpit Country is protected, the Government is looking at the issue of the Cockpit Country in a comprehensive way, we are currently on the ground physically marking the area in a process known as ground-truthing”. His Government remains committed to protecting the environment.
Mr. Holness said he also asked members of the public, not to remove or disturb the markings from the ground-truthing exercise.