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Protect Winnifred Beach for the People of Jamaica

3,575 Signatures Goal: 5,000

Winnifred Beach located in the community of Fairy Hill close to Port Antonio in Jamaica and is one of the island\'s last remaining true public beaches. Jamaicans and visitors to the island have enjoyed the white sands, pristine waters and laid back atmosphere for many years. Beach vendors have been earning their living on the beach with items ranging from trinkets to some good and hearty Jamaican cuisine. Nothing is more wonderful than to experience Jamaicans and foreign tourists enjoying this beach together and seeing true community tourism at work. All this is to change if the Urban Development Corporation, an agency of the Government of Jamaica, is to have its way. Their proposal envisions beach cottages as well as luxury villas which will have several negative impacts on the area. To start with there will be environmental degradation which will lead to habitat loss for many species of birds as well as for the endangered Hawksbill Turtle, which nests in the area. There will also be more strain on marine life and the coral reef which is already suffering from the impact of housing developments in the area. In addition to the negative environmental impact there will be severe negative social impacts as the citizens of Jamaica loose yet another of their beaches to unsustainable development. We believe that preserving Winnifred Beach as a public beach is important in the fight for Jamaicans to retain their beaches all over the island and as such can set a precedent. We call for the Urban Development Corporation proposal for Fairy Hill and Winnifred Beach to be withdrawn in its entirety, for the status of Winnifred Beach to be firmly declared as a public beach with no possibility of privatisation in the future, for the area to be declared a conservation zone and for the Jamaican government tourism product development agency to assist the Fairy Hill Community with the sustainable management of the beach with a view to the preservation of the beach for the people of Jamaica and visitors to this island forever.

Sponsor

Winnifred Beach Committee
  • Diana Morency
    Diana Morency Canada, Vancouver
    Feb 08, 2016
    Feb 08, 2016
    OKAY MR. CHRIS BLACKWELL, THE CHIN FAMILY, AND THE OTHER 8 SUPERRICH FAMILIES IN JAMAICA + CORRUPT POLITICS IN THE JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT YOU CAN BLOCK THE ANYHONY BOURDAIN SHOW FROM AIRING IN JAMAICA BUT NOT THE REST OF THE WORLD....CHRIS BLACKWELL YOU ARE AN EVIL, GREEDY, PERSON WHO HAS EXPLOITED THE JAMAICANS FOR YEARS ONLY TO BENEFIT THE SUPER RICH AND ONLY CERTAIN FAMILIES IN JAMAICA WELL I AM GOING TO TAKE YOU ON AND THE OTHER SUPER-RICH FAMILIES OF THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY TO EXPOSE THE CORRUPTION, YOUR THEFT OF THE NATURAL RIGHTS OF EVERY NATURAL BORN WOMAN, MAN AND CHILD AND DEMONSTRATE STEP BY STEP ON HOW YOU DO IT. YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE NO DIFFERENT THEN THE SLAVERY PLANTATION OF THE BRITISH RULE IN THE 1800'S. WHILE THE AVERAGE JAMAICAN CAN BE SHOT, MURDERED, TAKEN TO PRISON FOR STANDING UP AND DEFENDING THEIR RIGHTS FOR EVEN QUESTIONING THE GOVERNMENT AND AND ATTEMPTING TO DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS AND ARE AFRAID TO CONFRONT THESE PLAYERS I AM NOT...I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE PHO PHO OR YOUR CORRUPT POLITICIANS....AND YOUR SO CALLED RASTA FRIEND CARL - I SAW RIGHT THROUGH ALL YOUR BULLSHIT AND TRYING TO CONTROL THE CONVERSATION - PATHETIC - EVERY BODY ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE WHO ARE CURRENTLY LIVING IN JAMAICA, FROM JAMAICA PLEASE SHARE COMMENT + TRY AND WATCH THE ANTHONY BOURDAIN EPISODE ON JAMAICA AND LETS TAKE THIS MAN AND HIS COHORTS DOWN.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kisha Irizarry
    Kisha Irizarry United States, West Babylon
    Feb 07, 2016
    Feb 07, 2016
    Please safe this beach
  • kartal
    kartal Turkey, Mugla
    Feb 03, 2016
    Feb 03, 2016
    Stop constructing in Winnifred Beach. Let it free to the people as before...
  • sharon Capek
    sharon Capek Jamaica, Port Antonio
    Jan 14, 2016
    Jan 14, 2016
    Please keep the beach free!
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Signatures

  • 23 hours ago
    Diana Morency Canada
    23 hours ago
  • 2 days ago
    Kisha Irizarry United States
    2 days ago
  • 5 days ago
    kartal Turkey
    5 days ago
  • 2 weeks ago
    Daniela Wikstrom Sweden
    2 weeks ago
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    Elizabeth Berry United States
    2 weeks ago
  • 4 weeks ago
    sharon Capek Jamaica
    4 weeks ago
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    Sean Watt Canada
    4 weeks ago
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    Dean Duryea United States
    4 weeks ago
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    Kiera Hoyt United States
    4 weeks ago
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    Tiffany Hall United States
    4 weeks ago
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    Susan Ettesvold United States
    4 weeks ago
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    Eric Ettesvold United States
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    Nicole Creegan United States
    1 month ago
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    Stefano T. Italy
    1 month ago
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    Myra Leavy Bazemore United States
    1 month ago
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