June 3, 2014
Primary schools students in the parish of Westmoreland will present their arguments on whether protection of the Negril coastline should be the sole responsibility of the state during a debate competition organized by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to mark World Environment Day (WED).
The competition will be held at the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Source Centre on Barracks Road in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland on Thursday, June 5.
The students will debate the moot, 'Be it resolved that protecting Negril's coastline from the impact of climate change should be the sole responsibility of the State'.
Dionne Rose, Manager of Public Education and Corporate Communication at NEPA says the Agency has been engaged in activities to address the issue of beach erosion in Negril and pointed out that a key component of these initiatives is raising awareness of residents in Western Jamaica on the impact of Climate Change in their communities.