Jamaica Gleaner / Information Minister Ruel Reid has sought to assure Jamaicans that the Andrew Holness administration has the utmost regard for environmental issues.
His comments come against the background of complaints by environmentalists that the government has not responded to a petition regarding the establishment of boundaries for the Cockpit Country.
Environmental groups have charged that the government is yet to make a formal response on the issue despite the expiration of a 30-day deadline.
Responding to concerns from environmentalists who have accused the government of paying lip service to the environment, Reid said the prime minister would be addressing the issue shortly.
Information Minister, Reul Reid