Diana McCaulay

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Diana McCaulay said : “If the fines were substantial to deter persons from committing environmental breaches, I would not be making this call,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 1, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay urged : “Put words down, send them out, handle rejection, and never lose faith in your own work,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “I’m thrilled. The Commonwealth writing prize is perhaps the first writing prize I became aware of as a very young person, and I decided that I wanted to win it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 25, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “But I will say to you here that affluence has as large, or larger, impact than poverty to paraphrase a line from Stephanie Black’s film Life and Debt , ‘A man with a machete cannot compete with a man with a machine’, and men with machines are blazing across our country, laying it waste,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “There were many who came before me who sounded warnings about the wanton damage we were doing and many who stood with me on filthy beaches and garbage dumps, in courtrooms and classrooms, even in corridors of power, many who dried my tears, soothed my anger, told me not to give up, and I thank them all,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “So if we value the work done by civil society groups, we have to be prepared to fund the people who do the work or all the good people who are moved to join that sector burn out and leave in a few years,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “We had an assurance from the prime minister … so, here we have a breach,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “It signals a not very serious approach to the enforcement of the permit conditions, which is a danger that we’ve always pointed to,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “Due to the absence of data, we couldn’t verify the Jamaica Bauxite Institute’s reclamation claims, and we found the national restoration committee to be inactive. The data was insufficient to support the claims of no damage to underground water from mining,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “Due to the absence of data, we couldn't verify the Jamaica Bauxite Institute's reclamation claims, and we found the national restoration committee to be inactive. The data was insufficient to support the claims of no damage to underground water from mining,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 18, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “I’ve heard a succession of ministers since the ‘90s, when we started allowing packaging in plastic, say that they are going to implement a deposit return scheme. That is the number one most effective thing that can get this problem sorted,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay told : “It is very difficult for somebody to stand up on the ground and decide whether people living on a floodplain or close to a river should relocate. It needs far more in-depth research of the geology,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 13, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “We further understand that environmental functions are spread across the two ministries, which will no doubt lead to even greater regulatory incoherence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay explained : “There are a lot of weaknesses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “A goal of modernising the fisheries sector is not accompanied by any statement displaying understanding that Jamaican waters have long been overfished,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay told ( about Environmental Impact Assessment ) : "The Jamaica Environmental Trust is still reviewing the EIA report, which is almost 700 pages. In our first look, I have very serious concerns — the removal of mangroves and the potential of flooding," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “I think that this means that our constitutional rights have been breached by the mere existence of our unmanaged dumps, whether or not they are burning; by the mere existence of motor vehicles without effective emission controls; by the mere existence of cane fires. This has not yet been tested in our courts, but it needs to be,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “Air pollution is a hazard, it is not a nuisance. For those who live close to our largely unregulated dumps, in the sacrifice zones, their health is affected on a regular basis. This is a justice issue, because although poor air quality affects everyone, it is the poor who are most seriously affected,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “New evidence also links air pollution to cataracts, ear infections, the onset of asthma in children, chronic deficits in lung function, stunting, diabetes, childhood obesity, developmental delays, reduced intelligence and neurological disorders afflicting both children and adults. Poor air quality has the same impact as smoking tobacco, but it has not elicited the same level of concern or advocacy from the Government of Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “As regards one of the populations most vulnerable to air pollution, this led the World Health Organization (WHO) to conclude that, ‘Children have a basic human right to breathe clean air in their homes, schools, and communities’. Think about this in the context of a Riverton fire,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “This development has long been planned. It was on the table between 2005 and 2007 and an environmental impact assessment – in fact, a strategic environmental impact assessment – was done back then, and I think the intention is to use that old EIA to guide the development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “What we are seeing now is a situation where environmental impact assessments are being done after decisions have been taken. If you really want to protect the environment, you have to do that due diligence and that rigorous investigation before you make a decision; it must guide your decision. You can’t break ground and issue permits and then go back and start studying the environment and say, ‘Oh, by the way, maybe we can’t have a hotel here’,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Jet ) : "I have been working with Suzanne Stanley very closely. She has been at JET since 2010 and I feel that she is ready," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay noted ( about Jet ) : "In any way that she sees useful for me to help, I will help. But she and JET have to be given some oxygen to chart their own course and, hopefully, do things differently from how I did them, and be very free to take new directions. If I am a big, looming shadow, that is not going to happen," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "I also know that my concerns for the environment, I have experienced as a kind of opening up of your eyes, and I don't think you can go back to a time when you don't see them. So the question is what contribution I can make to make sure other people will start to see what I see," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "The environmental message has been very effectively framed as anti-development, anti-people and anti-job, and this is a messaging problem that has to be overcome," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Jet ) : "I would like to see JET and other environmental groups, activists who aren't associated with any group and concerned Jamaicans get involved in the protection of our island home," "Connection to place is a part of our identity and we cannot say 'Jamaica, land we love' and at the same time be polluting rivers, polluting the air, burning the forests, doing development and not taking into the account the threat of climate change - all in the name of short-term gains. If you say you love where you live, then there is something very wrong with how we are treating the place where we live," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Spanish Town ) : "The fact is that the whole corridor out of Kingston, Spanish Town out to Mandela, all of that has multiple air-quality impacts. They have thrown up their hands. Both NEPA and NSWMA (National Solid Waste Management Authority) have thrown up their hands at the burning of tyres that takes place every single week of life," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 9:00:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Spanish Town ) : "The fact is that the whole corridor out of Kingston, Spanish Town out to Mandela, all of that has multiple air-quality impacts. They have thrown up their hands. Both NEPA and NSWMA (National Solid Waste Management Authority) have thrown up their hands at the burning of tyres that takes place every single week of life," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "All we need to do is to say, if you have a visible emission, then there is a breach and you take the vehicle off the road just like any other mechanical fault," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "That is what you (regulators) are set up to do, ensure my public health, your public health, not for the JUTC (Jamaica Urban Transit Company), not for somebody who wants to drive a diesel SUV, and the Government must lead by example," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay argued : "The question to be asked is why our government agencies seem to be just living in this state of inertia. In 1982 you can develop interim standards and in 2017 they are still interim? How can that be?" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 8, 2017 10:25:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay argued : "Once that (bacteria) standard has been met then they are pretty all right with that, but there are a host of other water pollutants," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 8, 2017 10:25:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "So we went through a process to make sure that the government stakeholders had a chance to review the findings and make their comments. The document was presented to the stakeholders and the community groups on March 15, 2017. The final draft was circulated to the agencies there for their written review. We received input from NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) but no one else," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 6, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "So we went through a process to make sure that the government stakeholders had a chance to review the findings and make their comments. The document was presented to the stakeholders and the community groups on March 15, 2017. The final draft was circulated to the agencies there for their written review. We received input from NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) but no one else," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 6, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "The public does not know whether this amount of bauxite can be supplied without going into Cockpit Country and at the end of the day, they still haven't made a decision about the boundary, and so the issue is still not settled. Cockpit Country is still not protected and there is so much at stake - the water supply, the biodiversity, the people, the agricultural land, the livelihoods, the alternative livelihoods like ecotourism and so forth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:14:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay explained : "Plastic bottles are made from petroleum and with oil prices low as they are now, the prices you can get from the plastic bottles is so low that it hardly pays for the cost of shipping it overseas to places where it is recycled," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:09:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : "When you remove the forest cover, which you would necessarily have to do for mining, much more of the water runs off and does not get underground. So it reduces the amount of water underground and which is available for us to use," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay charged : "The public-health threat of open burning remains unaddressed by NEPA, the National Solid Waste Management Authority, or the Ministry of Health," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:51:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "Except for particulates, NEPA does not have the equipment to do independent testing for the criteria pollutants (for which there are air quality standards), let alone the 78 priority pollutants (for which there are guideline levels) identified in the air-quality regulations," "NEPA does not proactively release information on air quality in a form that is understandable by a layperson so it is not easy for a citizen to find out what he or she is breathing" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:51:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay outlined : "Cane fires remain unregulated, although there have been promises over many years that they will be stopped. Farmers still use fire to clear land, sometimes with catastrophic results," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:51:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "That's good news that we have more forest reserves declared, but remember, that does not mean they're off limits to anything. It just means that you need a permit to it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “The #SayNOtoCoalJA petition also calls on the GOJ to abide by their commitments to the Paris Agreement, which requires phased reduction of GHGs. The building of the proposed coal fired plant would be in direct contradiction to that agreement,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "In general, dumps are hazardous to people because they either burn, they leach into groundwater or there are hazardous materials there that if the dump is not secure people go on to it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay stated : "The hotels who are removing the seagrass, tap it! Tap tek out di seagrass! Tap! Is not nasty, mucky tings. (It) is what give you beach," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “It rarely results in prosecution. It almost never results in the withdrawal of permits or them having to, if they build too many rooms [on a hotel, for example], to knock it down. It always gets regularised,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:14:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay told : “We are not anti-hunting but we are not in favour of people breaching the bag limit. Whatever the bag limits are…The times of shooting are, they must be strictly adhered to,” External link

jamaica-star Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “It presents a range of serious environmental and public safety hazards, described in some detail in the EIA, yet inexplicably all these risks are rated as ‘minor’ and ‘small’,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 8, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay told : “The general problem of lack of enforcement had been raised, and all the problems we had at the EIA stage were highlighted,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 8, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “This is what this kind of poor monitoring leads to” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 8, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “The challenges with solid waste in the South Gully and Montego Bay can be seen replicated across Jamaica and even beyond our shores,” External link

jamaica-star Friday, July 29, 2016 1:25:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about JET ) : "We have a succession plan for me. We have continued to grow our endowment fund. We own property. I have done a lot of training for staff. Most functions in JET, I no longer do," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay noted : "It takes accountability as well. People will not give you money unless you demonstrate that it is being properly managed," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : "We have educated, used the law, gone to bat for people who have environmental problems, try to bring about improvement in the system and there have been a few. But the Government have not done their part and it crosses both political parties," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "I think those state functions that exist for the protection of the environment are weak and have been weak for the entire time that I have been doing this work, which is 25 years," "I think we talk a good talk, but we often hear our politicians talk about making big changes, but it actually doesn't play out to protect the environment. A lot more can be done, but we need the help of everyone to make a greater impact to improve the quality of our environment," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:44:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "The coral reefs and the fishes have a big relationship together. If you take away the fish, the coral reefs die, and if you take away the coral, the fishes die. It is like a chain, so over-fishing will affect the coral reef because there are some types of fish that eat alga off the reefs and alga is there because of some of the things that come off the land," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:44:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Pen ) : "It's difficult to assess as so little has happened on the ground, beyond the usual rhetoric. I believe that both Royalton hotels [in Negril and Coopers Pen], which were in repeated breach of their environmental permits, have been or will be regularised. If this is true, then that tells us all we need to know about the new government's approach to the environment: a continuation of the reckless willingness to sacrifice it, regardless of words of commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "Basically, the fisheries division has to face the fact that there are too many people out there and reduce the numbers significantly. There is a period of time when people have to come off and the place has to be restored, because if there is much less people out there the sanitation problem is much less and the amount of (waste) material is much less, but he does not want to police the place in proper way," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:43:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "Coal is the dirtiest of the fossil fuels and has no place in a climate friendly future" External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:24:00 AM EAT



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Diana McCaulay said : “If the fines were substantial to deter persons from committing environmental breaches, I would not be making this call,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 1, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay urged : “Put words down, send them out, handle rejection, and never lose faith in your own work,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 23, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “I’m thrilled. The Commonwealth writing prize is perhaps the first writing prize I became aware of as a very young person, and I decided that I wanted to win it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 25, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “But I will say to you here that affluence has as large, or larger, impact than poverty to paraphrase a line from Stephanie Black’s film Life and Debt , ‘A man with a machete cannot compete with a man with a machine’, and men with machines are blazing across our country, laying it waste,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “There were many who came before me who sounded warnings about the wanton damage we were doing and many who stood with me on filthy beaches and garbage dumps, in courtrooms and classrooms, even in corridors of power, many who dried my tears, soothed my anger, told me not to give up, and I thank them all,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “So if we value the work done by civil society groups, we have to be prepared to fund the people who do the work or all the good people who are moved to join that sector burn out and leave in a few years,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “We had an assurance from the prime minister … so, here we have a breach,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “It signals a not very serious approach to the enforcement of the permit conditions, which is a danger that we’ve always pointed to,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “Due to the absence of data, we couldn’t verify the Jamaica Bauxite Institute’s reclamation claims, and we found the national restoration committee to be inactive. The data was insufficient to support the claims of no damage to underground water from mining,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “Due to the absence of data, we couldn't verify the Jamaica Bauxite Institute's reclamation claims, and we found the national restoration committee to be inactive. The data was insufficient to support the claims of no damage to underground water from mining,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 18, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “I’ve heard a succession of ministers since the ‘90s, when we started allowing packaging in plastic, say that they are going to implement a deposit return scheme. That is the number one most effective thing that can get this problem sorted,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay told : “It is very difficult for somebody to stand up on the ground and decide whether people living on a floodplain or close to a river should relocate. It needs far more in-depth research of the geology,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 13, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “We further understand that environmental functions are spread across the two ministries, which will no doubt lead to even greater regulatory incoherence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay explained : “There are a lot of weaknesses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “A goal of modernising the fisheries sector is not accompanied by any statement displaying understanding that Jamaican waters have long been overfished,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay told ( about Environmental Impact Assessment ) : "The Jamaica Environmental Trust is still reviewing the EIA report, which is almost 700 pages. In our first look, I have very serious concerns — the removal of mangroves and the potential of flooding," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “I think that this means that our constitutional rights have been breached by the mere existence of our unmanaged dumps, whether or not they are burning; by the mere existence of motor vehicles without effective emission controls; by the mere existence of cane fires. This has not yet been tested in our courts, but it needs to be,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “Air pollution is a hazard, it is not a nuisance. For those who live close to our largely unregulated dumps, in the sacrifice zones, their health is affected on a regular basis. This is a justice issue, because although poor air quality affects everyone, it is the poor who are most seriously affected,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “New evidence also links air pollution to cataracts, ear infections, the onset of asthma in children, chronic deficits in lung function, stunting, diabetes, childhood obesity, developmental delays, reduced intelligence and neurological disorders afflicting both children and adults. Poor air quality has the same impact as smoking tobacco, but it has not elicited the same level of concern or advocacy from the Government of Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “As regards one of the populations most vulnerable to air pollution, this led the World Health Organization (WHO) to conclude that, ‘Children have a basic human right to breathe clean air in their homes, schools, and communities’. Think about this in the context of a Riverton fire,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “This development has long been planned. It was on the table between 2005 and 2007 and an environmental impact assessment – in fact, a strategic environmental impact assessment – was done back then, and I think the intention is to use that old EIA to guide the development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “What we are seeing now is a situation where environmental impact assessments are being done after decisions have been taken. If you really want to protect the environment, you have to do that due diligence and that rigorous investigation before you make a decision; it must guide your decision. You can’t break ground and issue permits and then go back and start studying the environment and say, ‘Oh, by the way, maybe we can’t have a hotel here’,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Jet ) : "I have been working with Suzanne Stanley very closely. She has been at JET since 2010 and I feel that she is ready," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay noted ( about Jet ) : "In any way that she sees useful for me to help, I will help. But she and JET have to be given some oxygen to chart their own course and, hopefully, do things differently from how I did them, and be very free to take new directions. If I am a big, looming shadow, that is not going to happen," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "I also know that my concerns for the environment, I have experienced as a kind of opening up of your eyes, and I don't think you can go back to a time when you don't see them. So the question is what contribution I can make to make sure other people will start to see what I see," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "The environmental message has been very effectively framed as anti-development, anti-people and anti-job, and this is a messaging problem that has to be overcome," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Jet ) : "I would like to see JET and other environmental groups, activists who aren't associated with any group and concerned Jamaicans get involved in the protection of our island home," "Connection to place is a part of our identity and we cannot say 'Jamaica, land we love' and at the same time be polluting rivers, polluting the air, burning the forests, doing development and not taking into the account the threat of climate change - all in the name of short-term gains. If you say you love where you live, then there is something very wrong with how we are treating the place where we live," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:08:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Spanish Town ) : "The fact is that the whole corridor out of Kingston, Spanish Town out to Mandela, all of that has multiple air-quality impacts. They have thrown up their hands. Both NEPA and NSWMA (National Solid Waste Management Authority) have thrown up their hands at the burning of tyres that takes place every single week of life," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 9:00:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Spanish Town ) : "The fact is that the whole corridor out of Kingston, Spanish Town out to Mandela, all of that has multiple air-quality impacts. They have thrown up their hands. Both NEPA and NSWMA (National Solid Waste Management Authority) have thrown up their hands at the burning of tyres that takes place every single week of life," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "All we need to do is to say, if you have a visible emission, then there is a breach and you take the vehicle off the road just like any other mechanical fault," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "That is what you (regulators) are set up to do, ensure my public health, your public health, not for the JUTC (Jamaica Urban Transit Company), not for somebody who wants to drive a diesel SUV, and the Government must lead by example," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay argued : "The question to be asked is why our government agencies seem to be just living in this state of inertia. In 1982 you can develop interim standards and in 2017 they are still interim? How can that be?" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 8, 2017 10:25:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay argued : "Once that (bacteria) standard has been met then they are pretty all right with that, but there are a host of other water pollutants," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 8, 2017 10:25:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "So we went through a process to make sure that the government stakeholders had a chance to review the findings and make their comments. The document was presented to the stakeholders and the community groups on March 15, 2017. The final draft was circulated to the agencies there for their written review. We received input from NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) but no one else," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 6, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "So we went through a process to make sure that the government stakeholders had a chance to review the findings and make their comments. The document was presented to the stakeholders and the community groups on March 15, 2017. The final draft was circulated to the agencies there for their written review. We received input from NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) but no one else," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 6, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "The public does not know whether this amount of bauxite can be supplied without going into Cockpit Country and at the end of the day, they still haven't made a decision about the boundary, and so the issue is still not settled. Cockpit Country is still not protected and there is so much at stake - the water supply, the biodiversity, the people, the agricultural land, the livelihoods, the alternative livelihoods like ecotourism and so forth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:14:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay explained : "Plastic bottles are made from petroleum and with oil prices low as they are now, the prices you can get from the plastic bottles is so low that it hardly pays for the cost of shipping it overseas to places where it is recycled," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:09:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : "When you remove the forest cover, which you would necessarily have to do for mining, much more of the water runs off and does not get underground. So it reduces the amount of water underground and which is available for us to use," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay charged : "The public-health threat of open burning remains unaddressed by NEPA, the National Solid Waste Management Authority, or the Ministry of Health," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:51:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "Except for particulates, NEPA does not have the equipment to do independent testing for the criteria pollutants (for which there are air quality standards), let alone the 78 priority pollutants (for which there are guideline levels) identified in the air-quality regulations," "NEPA does not proactively release information on air quality in a form that is understandable by a layperson so it is not easy for a citizen to find out what he or she is breathing" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:51:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay outlined : "Cane fires remain unregulated, although there have been promises over many years that they will be stopped. Farmers still use fire to clear land, sometimes with catastrophic results," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:51:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "That's good news that we have more forest reserves declared, but remember, that does not mean they're off limits to anything. It just means that you need a permit to it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “The #SayNOtoCoalJA petition also calls on the GOJ to abide by their commitments to the Paris Agreement, which requires phased reduction of GHGs. The building of the proposed coal fired plant would be in direct contradiction to that agreement,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:52:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "In general, dumps are hazardous to people because they either burn, they leach into groundwater or there are hazardous materials there that if the dump is not secure people go on to it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay stated : "The hotels who are removing the seagrass, tap it! Tap tek out di seagrass! Tap! Is not nasty, mucky tings. (It) is what give you beach," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 12, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “It rarely results in prosecution. It almost never results in the withdrawal of permits or them having to, if they build too many rooms [on a hotel, for example], to knock it down. It always gets regularised,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:14:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay told : “We are not anti-hunting but we are not in favour of people breaching the bag limit. Whatever the bag limits are…The times of shooting are, they must be strictly adhered to,” External link

jamaica-star Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : “It presents a range of serious environmental and public safety hazards, described in some detail in the EIA, yet inexplicably all these risks are rated as ‘minor’ and ‘small’,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 8, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay told : “The general problem of lack of enforcement had been raised, and all the problems we had at the EIA stage were highlighted,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 8, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “This is what this kind of poor monitoring leads to” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 8, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : “The challenges with solid waste in the South Gully and Montego Bay can be seen replicated across Jamaica and even beyond our shores,” External link

jamaica-star Friday, July 29, 2016 1:25:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about JET ) : "We have a succession plan for me. We have continued to grow our endowment fund. We own property. I have done a lot of training for staff. Most functions in JET, I no longer do," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay noted : "It takes accountability as well. People will not give you money unless you demonstrate that it is being properly managed," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay added : "We have educated, used the law, gone to bat for people who have environmental problems, try to bring about improvement in the system and there have been a few. But the Government have not done their part and it crosses both political parties," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "I think those state functions that exist for the protection of the environment are weak and have been weak for the entire time that I have been doing this work, which is 25 years," "I think we talk a good talk, but we often hear our politicians talk about making big changes, but it actually doesn't play out to protect the environment. A lot more can be done, but we need the help of everyone to make a greater impact to improve the quality of our environment," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:44:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "The coral reefs and the fishes have a big relationship together. If you take away the fish, the coral reefs die, and if you take away the coral, the fishes die. It is like a chain, so over-fishing will affect the coral reef because there are some types of fish that eat alga off the reefs and alga is there because of some of the things that come off the land," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:44:00 PM EAT

Diana McCaulay said ( about Pen ) : "It's difficult to assess as so little has happened on the ground, beyond the usual rhetoric. I believe that both Royalton hotels [in Negril and Coopers Pen], which were in repeated breach of their environmental permits, have been or will be regularised. If this is true, then that tells us all we need to know about the new government's approach to the environment: a continuation of the reckless willingness to sacrifice it, regardless of words of commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "Basically, the fisheries division has to face the fact that there are too many people out there and reduce the numbers significantly. There is a period of time when people have to come off and the place has to be restored, because if there is much less people out there the sanitation problem is much less and the amount of (waste) material is much less, but he does not want to police the place in proper way," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:43:00 AM EAT

Diana McCaulay said : "Coal is the dirtiest of the fossil fuels and has no place in a climate friendly future" External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:24:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief executive officer of the jamaica2.22%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
ceo of jamaican4.44%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
environmentalist4.44%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
chief executive officer42.22%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
chief executive officer of jet4.44%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
ceo of jet2.22%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
ceo8.89%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
officer13.33%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
head4.44%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
ceo of jamaica4.44%EN08/10/201610/08/2016
ceo of the jamaica4.44%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
chief executive officer for the jamaica2.22%EN06/16/201616/06/2016
head of the jamaica2.22%EN06/16/201616/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Diana McCaulayEN100.00%


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