KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican official says a study has reviewed the natural resources of the island's largest protected area as the government advances plans for a possible Chinese-financed port in the zone.
In a Tuesday update to Parliament, Transport and Works Minister Omar Davies said the study will be used as a guide for an environmental impact assessment.
A transshipment port is proposed for the Goat Islands off Jamaica's south coast. It would be in a protected zone that is home to three fish sanctuaries and a number of threatened animal and plant species. Environmental groups have strongly criticized the plan.
China Harbour Engineering Co. prefers the site for its proposed investment with a value of $1.5 billion.
Davies says a framework agreement could be in place by the end of January.
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A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around western New York.
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