Has the Jamaican Government responded to the IACHR regarding human rights of citizens near bauxite mines?

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I rarely “copy and paste” editorials or articles in our local newspapers, if at all. However, I see this Sunday Gleaner editorial, published on January 1, as related to a recent post – where I pointed outthat, as it appears, the Jamaican Government has not yet responded to Resolution 65/22 of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regarding the human rights of residents affected by bauxite mining. I noted in that post that the Government “has had three weeks from November 24, to respond to the Commission. This would take it up to December 14, which is already past. If those twenty days are working days, then this would mean they would have to respond by December 22″…

I would be pleasantly surprised if the Government has, in fact, responded. I would also be pleasantly surprised if there any meaningful dialogue on the future of bauxite mining…

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