Prime Minister Holness reaffirmed the Government’s stance on protecting and preserving the Cockpit Country during his national independence address.

“Based on the technical advice of the experts and after consultations, the boundary of the area to be protected was decided. This is an important step in protecting this critical national asset for generations to come and ensures that there will be no mining or any other activity that could harm the environment in the protected area,” said Prime Minister Holness.