Cabinet Moves to Protect Marine Environment from Pollution
"We know the economic and social benefits of the Caribbean Sea in terms of tourism, our ports, the business of transshipment and also in terms of the environment, which creates the type of life cycle that we enjoy in an island and we also know the dangers"
- Information Minister, Senator Burchell Whiteman
Kingston - Cabinet has approved a National Plan of Action (NPA) aimed at protecting the marine environment from land-based sources of pollution.
Information Minister, Senator Burchell Whiteman, who made the announcement at yesterday's (Feb. 13) post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that the NPA represented an "integrated and strategic action plan and management framework for addressing the marine environment and its relationship to the sources of land-based pollution", namely sewage, pesticide run-off from agricultural lands, and solid waste.