From 2013–2016, the Government of Jamaica had been negotiating with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to establish a large transshipment port in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) in the vicinity of the Goat Islands.

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Background Information and Site Evaluations:

Statements in Parliament by Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, Minister of Transport, Housing, and Works, and by Hon. Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change:

CHEC Beach License Application Documents to NEPA to Conduct a Geotechnical Survey On and Around the Goat Islands, and Reviews of the Application by JET and CCAM:

Amendment Documents to the CHEC Beach License Application Concerning New Boreholes to Conduct Geotechnical Surveys On and Around the Goat Islands:

NEPA Post-Monitoring Reports on CHEC Beach License Granting Geotechnical Surveys On and Near to the Two Goat Islands for April and May 2014, Obtained by JET Using the Access to Information Act:

Letters from International Agencies, the United Nations and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Addressing the Proposed Development on Goat Islands and in the Portland Bight Protected Area:


Jamaican Government Letter of Intent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding. June 2015 and August 2016 - essentially the same. 


Environmental Impact Assessment for the New Fortress Energy Marine Terminal and Pipeline Project, Old Harbour (floating natural gas storage unit and pipeline in PBPA) by CL Environmental Consultants. 

Maps are shown throughout, see page 33 (page 59 of pdf)