77 Water Systems Still Down


The National Water Commission says seventy-seven water systems across the island remain out of operation.

This, following flood rains last week.

Acting Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Karen Williams, says the out of commissioned systems include 32 in western parishes and 45 in the eastern section of the island.

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Ms. Williams says the Martha Brae system in Trelawny is still being impacted by the recent floods. She says some of systems the NWC addressed last week are out of operation again due to continuous rainfall.

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Karen Williams says all the systems should be back in operation in the next three days.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.