Category: Drought

Businesses Struggling to Cope – Seaga

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, JMA, Metry Seaga, says the water crisis facing the country is causing some businesses to close early, as they try to...

Extract Water from Rio Cobre – Holness

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, says the government could ease the drought conditions affecting the Corporate Area by extracting water from the Rio Cobre. Mr. Holness...

200 Schools Deemed ‘Drought-Vulnerable’

The Ministry of Education has identified over two hundred schools which may face challenges due to the drought affecting parts of the island. The Ministry says it...

Water Restrictions Extended to Portmore

Residents of Portmore St. Catherine are this afternoon being told to brace for restrictions in their water supply from the National Water Commission, NWC. This, as the...

NWC inks Billion-Dollar Sewage Treatment Contract with NCB

The National Water Commission, NWC and the National Commercial Bank, NCB, have signed a billion dollar agreement for the funding several of sewerage projects islandwide....

Leaks Fixed in 24hrs

And the NWC says it’s working to fix all major leaks in its distribution system within 24 hours of getting such reports. This, as parts of the island continue to...

Public Health Crisis in Cheshire Village

Councillor for the Papine Division in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, KSAC, the PNP’s Venesha Phillips, says she’s concerned that the water shortage...

KPH in Critical Condition

The country’s largest medical facility, the Kingston Public Hospital, KPH, is being severely hampered by the water shortage affecting the Kingston Metropolitan...

All Parishes Affected by Drought – NWC

The National Water Commission, NWC, says none of the country’s 14 parishes have escaped the ravages of the ongoing drought. The Acting President of the NWC, Mark...

Water Restrictions Crippling Some Communities

Two Councillors in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, KSAC, whose divisions have been severely impacted by water restrictions, say residents are now on edge....