Negril Chamber Outraged Over Sand-Mining Operations, Jamaica

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Sand barges in the Carribean waters, Grenadines. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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The Negril Chamber of Commerce has expressed outrage at what it says appears to be shady sand mining activities connected to major hotel developments in Negril and elsewhere on the North Coast…

Read Full Article, Jamaica Gleaner

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Sand Thieves Are Eroding World’s Beaches For Castles Of Cash, by Martine Valo, Le Monde (09-2013)
The pillaging of sand is a growing practice in the world. This is because it represents 80% of the composition of concrete that it is the object of such greed…

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