May 2006
Jamaican Supreme Court Decision Cites BACONGO dissent

A Jamaican court held an Environmental Impact Assessment invalid.  Referring to the cover-up of the lack of solid granite at Fortis' dam site, Judge Sykes, of Jamaica's Supreme Court writes: 

"I much prefer the approach of the minority judgment to the issue than that of the majority [in the BACONGO case]. Concealment of material information could hardly be said to enhance good administration."

Read the decision here. (MS Word 240kb)



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