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    Default Please stop them from building a jetty on Seven Mile Beach

    "The primary attraction of Negril is the unbroken beach-line. Allowing the development of jetties or any other structures that protrude above the water will have a dramatically negative impact on this natural treasure. As well, any such structure may cause irreparable damage to a critical and fragile ecosystem. As President and CEO of The Reef Environmental and Economic Development Organization, I am very well acquainted with such projects and I am highly opposed to this jetty being built. And remember once one structure has been approved, others will follow. Vote NO to Sandals Negril Jetty.
    Malcolm (Mac) Tetley President and CEO, The Reef Environmental and Economic Development Organization"

    Please help us stop this craziness.

    A more holistic approach to the reefs that protect our beaches is needed. All experts agree!


    Sign the Petition!!!!

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savethenegrilbeach/
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    Done!
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    Done!!!

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    link is bad. has been removed...
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    done

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    i signed!

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    As of 3:56 p.m. the trip advisor article has been removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth View Post
    As of 3:56 p.m. the trip advisor article has been removed.
    True, but on a Jamaica-related forum, a person claiming to be the O.P. of the T.A. thread (Rastagirl777) has posted what is claimed to be similar information and also an explanation of why T.A. removed it (basically heated, nasty comments).

    There is much more information on the whole project there. But be forewarned it is apparently a lightly moderated forum and there is much passionate discussion about the jetty on both sides (as well as digressions on the decline of Negril, the evil of resorts in general, the bad intent of B. Stewart, the Jamaican government, etc.)

    Still, there is a link to the actual project proposal and, at times, coherent discussion on it.

    http://jamericans.net/cgi-bin/bbs61x...o-build-jetty/

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    Randymon,

    The link you provided to trip advisor is broken and when entered correctly shows that the content has been removed. The link to the petition is working and I gladly signed it.

    Just an FYI.
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    Done!

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    Link has been removed. ;(

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    However, was still able to sign the petition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eileen11 View Post
    However, was still able to sign the petition.
    Done!

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    I signed it.
    Dianavr

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    was able to sign. let nature be and take her course

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    All done

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    I signed the petition, although the first link is not working.

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    Done...
    Chris

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    Thank you for passing this on to us so that we can support Couples in return for all they do for us!

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    Signed

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    I signed it...

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    Default CN impact as well

    In addition to the aesthetic and possible environmental impact along Long Bay of the proposed:
    • Extended jetty
    • 1 breakwater
    • 2 Biorock formations


    The sand reclamation in the proposal would come from "Sandals Bloody Bay property".
    Anyone who is fond of Bloody Bay (like us) knows there is no Sandals on Bloody Bay.
    Looking at the aerial of the soil sample spots in the proposal, the property ID'd as such is what most of us would call "The Office Of Nature" area.

    Doubtful the OON (and others) could function very well in that area when up to 9,000 cubic meters of sand is being excavated.
    Just one more reason to oppose it. (IMHO)
    Last edited by rudi; June 16th, 2011 at 11:04 AM. Reason: b/c I can't spell apparently

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    Done Deal!!!!!!!!!

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    rudi,
    That may be a misprint .... it could be they were referring to "Beaches Sandy Bay" which is operated by Sandals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhallva View Post
    rudi,
    That may be a misprint .... it could be they were referring to "Beaches Sandy Bay" which is operated by Sandals.
    Perhaps, but I don't think so.
    I don't know if you've read the proposal, but it has an aerial photo showing the 13 soil sample spots. I have many, many aerial photos of Bloody Bay and it (the soil sampling location) definitely is the (as-yet) undeveloped area on Bloody Bay between the 2 "R" resorts. (What I call the "Office Of Nature" or OON area).
    They also have an inset of Bloody Bay with Long Bay showing that the blow-up with the soil sample sites is that same OON location.

    If you don't have time/desire to download and read the proposal, on the Jamaica-related forum to which I posted the link earlier, someone has today posted just that soil sample location image.

    For those interested, the proposal is not to grab sand from the shoreline of the OON beach, but rather to excavate 2 areas about midway back towards Norman Manley Blvd.
    The environmental impact of removing 9000 cubic meters is unknown (to me in any case), but there is reported concern on what the necessary digging and transportation equipment might do to vegetation to/from the dig sites.

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