Road construction near grazing land
Back in the Rastafari Indigenous Village, community members show me the development of the new nearby highway, and its impact on the river and nearby community.
It appears none of the residents were contacted or briefed about the implications of this new highway development before it started. The organisation building the new highway hopes that the development will shorten transit time from this part of Jamaica to other parts of the country. But there are negative effects, too: construction has caused pollution in the river, and deforestation.
It seems separating oneself from mainstream society isn’t possible entirely at the Rastafari indigenous village. The community’s holistic approach to living, and growing food will certainly help them tackle climate-related challenges, but what about other man-made changes?
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