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Sign Petition to Save Jamaica’s Cockpit Country – Deadline September 30

 “Cockpit Country Water ” is a short video about the importance of Cockpit Country in regulating Jamaica’s water cycle, providing 40% of Jamaica’s clean, fresh water to 6 parishes.
Cockpit Country’s underground reservoir is the most important fresh water source in Jamaica.

 

TO SIGN PETITION, CLICK ON LINK BELOW:
http://opm.gov.jm/participate/jamaica-house-petition/sign-petition/?pet=18

Jamaica’s Cockpit Country is under immediate threat from bauxite mining, which would remove forest cover, block and pollute waterways, displace residents, threaten agricultural livelihoods, compromise air quality and threaten the health and wellbeing of thousands of Jamaican citizens.

Cockpit Country supplies critical fresh water for Jamaica, estimated at 40% of the water needs of six western parishes, and 40% of all Jamaica’s underground water resources. This clean water is generated and accumulated by the forests of Cockpit Country. The water then soaks down into rivers, sinkholes, caves and the aquifer deep underground. A list of all the rivers, streams, upwellings, springs, ponds and glades that rise or flow out of Cockpit Country runs to almost 40, including the Great River, Martha Brae, YS River, Black River and Rio Bueno in the east.

 

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34 Comments

  1. September 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    Save our water shed and our cockpit country.

  2. L . Dunbar
    September 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    I am tired of these so-called leaders ( Politicians) all they do is wreck the country. I hope they will not reck our historic habitat, “The Cockpit Country”.

  3. C. Dowarka
    September 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    What we do today determines our “tomorrow” that will leave either a good or bad legacy for our descendents.
    I say leave a good legacy; Save our cockpit country.

  4. Cassandra Thompson scott
    September 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    The old ancient men in parliament need to step aside for people that think in the 21 – 22 century. Aren’t they rich yet of the resources of our beautiful country..

  5. Ernest. Bent
    September 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    Save our cockpit country Bx NY

  6. morris hinds
    September 22, 2017 at 11:16 am — Reply

    I love my country.the government mean us no good and we still a vote. We need to boycott.them.none of should not vote.

  7. September 22, 2017 at 10:54 am — Reply

    I believe protecting our cockpit country means everything to us…they won’t realize it until it’s too late.

  8. Noella Brown
    September 22, 2017 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Save the cockpit country

  9. Noella Brown
    September 22, 2017 at 10:48 am — Reply

    Let’s save our cockpit country

  10. September 22, 2017 at 10:42 am — Reply

    We can’t sit back has Jamaican and all company to mine the cockpit country in the lotter days our water is going to become save and we are going to say if we had known so lets just save our cockpit country #

  11. Shamille Bernard
    September 22, 2017 at 10:09 am — Reply

    #savethecockpitcountry

  12. September 22, 2017 at 9:54 am — Reply

    Our precious island jamaica needs to be protected for todays generation and the generations to come what we do today affects our future..i signed this petition because of our natural heritage we need to protect….the chinese are only in this for self gain….not only for bauxite
    mining…jamaica its time for us to wake up and look around both government now previous

  13. Janet Bourne
    September 22, 2017 at 9:15 am — Reply

    Why is the government allowing our natural resources, habitat and beauty to be destroyed for small term gains. Haven’t we seen what years of bauxite mining has done to our country side.

  14. Manju Samtani
    September 22, 2017 at 8:13 am — Reply

    The place/ country I want to live as long as am alive. Save our Cockpit.

  15. Claudette Cox
    September 22, 2017 at 8:06 am — Reply

    unable to sign on

  16. Bob Clarke
    September 22, 2017 at 8:05 am — Reply

    A fi wi island, MY ISLAND DON’T SELL OUT!
    A di only small piece of land we have in a di whole world.
    We caan claim Afrika no more because di Chinese den deh deh to.
    When dem tek ova Jamaica, a weh we have and weh we a go-go?
    A no fi yu Island; is fi we!
    MY ISLAND, DON’T SELL OUT, NO NO, NO, NO, NO.
    We no want to be part of the Chinese world domination, just to have our own little rock fi catch pom. Send dem to America.
    My ISLAND; DON’T SELL OUT, NO NO, NO, NO, NO.

  17. September 22, 2017 at 7:56 am — Reply

    why is the link to sign save Jamaica Cocpit Country not allowing us to sign ?, it’s not September 30th yet. Government sell out enough , leave our reserve alone ,we don’t need Chinese to wreck it.

  18. Curteisha
    September 22, 2017 at 6:31 am — Reply

    I am not able to use the link to sign:( please fix soon….

  19. Ziggi
    September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am — Reply

    Something has happened to the link. It will no longer let you sign. It is not yet 30 th September. Is this something government hackers have done to stop fullfilling to target????

    • Lulu
      September 22, 2017 at 11:10 am — Reply

      The petition link has been frozen for the last 24 hours but its now working again. Can you let everyone know.

  20. Aj
    September 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm — Reply

    The Cockpit Country is extremely imoortant, we need to save it

  21. Pat Symister
    September 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    We must make every effort to preserve Jamaica’s natural resources before it is too late. Stop destroying our beautiful country for monetary gain.

  22. Allicin Graham
    September 21, 2017 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Protect our environment, protect our future, leave the cockpit country alone.

  23. Ean Durson
    September 21, 2017 at 7:49 am — Reply

    We need to save our water supply for future g nerations

  24. Lesia symister
    September 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    We need to save our water source.

  25. Georgia Lewis Scott
    September 20, 2017 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    The welfare of our nation is of critical importance. We have got to limit what happens in our country and not allow it to be so uncontrollably divested that we’ll be in a nation whose future is more severely marginalized.

  26. Ordel Johnson
    September 20, 2017 at 11:10 am — Reply

    This is our country so we need to take a stand and protect what is ours and our future.

  27. Odia Dinnall
    September 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    whatever we do today will determine the future. Save cockpit country

  28. Nadia Robinson Buchanan
    September 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    Save our Cockpit or we wont have a future

  29. Dwayne Tucker
    September 18, 2017 at 11:20 am — Reply

    I strongly believe it’s duty as Jamaica to protect the future for our grandchildren. We must prepare for tomorrow today.

  30. George blackwood
    September 14, 2017 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    Data where our real food is people of the cosmic

  31. Garnett Rhoden
    September 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm — Reply

    I love my Jamaica and we need to save our cockpit country’s environment our government need to stop this from destroying our fish habitat

  32. September 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    We have to save the water shed

  33. trevor bennett
    September 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    I love Jamaica

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