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  1. Don’t Ignore Impact of Climate Change, Utility Regulators Urged

    4 Nov 2016- 12:39 by Local Press Report MONTEGO BAY Jamaica Observer Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, is urging utility regulators to pay close attention to the effects of climate change on ...

    Local Press Report - 11/04/2016 - 12:39

  2. Jamaicans Warned To Be On Guard For Water-Borne Diseases

    6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is appealing to Jamaicans to protect themselves from the threat of water-borne diseases, which are a very real risk at this time, in light of the ...

    Local Press Report - 10/06/2016 - 08:21

  3. Jamaica Says Water Rates Can Drop with Energy Costs

    15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report NEW KINGSTON Jamaica Observer National Water Commission (NWC) President Mark Barnett has indicated that if the NWC is able to drive its energy costs down through a just-inked grant agreement with the United States ...

    Local Press Report - 09/15/2016 - 08:26

  4. Upgrade Water Systems in Bull Bay, MP Urges NWC after Protest

    14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Member of Parliament for Western St Thomas, James Robertson, is calling on the National Water Commission (NWC) to upgrade their systems in Bull Bay, after residents on Tuesday morning ...

    Local Press Report - 09/14/2016 - 10:29

  5. Condoms Block Drainage System in Montego Bay

    4 Aug 2016- 09:43 by Local Press Report MONTEGO BAY Jamaica Observer Flooding in downtown Montego Bay during heavy downpour has been attributed, in part, to the dumping of copious numbers of condoms, among other garbage into the South Gully. Environment ...

    Local Press Report - 08/04/2016 - 09:43

  6. Jamaican Government, Unions Locked in Battle Over Future of NWC

    1 Aug 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Trade unions representing National Water Commission (NWC) workers say that they are concerned about comments made in the recent sectoral debate in Parliament by minister with responsibility ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2016 - 08:26

  7. Jamaica's NWC President Defends Utility's Operations, Collections

    25 Jul 2016- 10:13 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer President of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett was last Wednesday forced to defend the operations of the utility company and the efforts being made to collect the billions ...

    Local Press Report - 07/25/2016 - 10:13

  8. Jamaica's NWC Reports Higher Water Levels

    22 Jul 2016- 09:23 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it is in a much better position now than it was in the last two years to supply water to its customers, with most of its sources having ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:23

  9. Jamaica's NWC Trains Staff in Non-Revenue Water Management

    21 Jul 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Some 400 employees of the National Water Commission (NWC) are to be trained and certified under the NWC’s Kingston and St Andrew (KSA) Non-Revenue Water Reduction (NRW) Co-Management ...

    Local Press Report - 07/21/2016 - 08:53

  10. Jamaican Education Ministry Welcomes Water Supply Project

    18 Jul 2016- 09:15 by Local Press Report ST. ELIZABETH Jamaica Observer Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green has welcomed the breaking of ground for the installation of 4.6 kilometres of pipeline on the ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2016 - 09:15

  11. Jamaica's NWC Reports Decline In Water Production at St. James and St. Ann Facilities

    13 Jul 2016- 09:26 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that another two of its water supply systems are seeing declines in production. According to the utility company, there’s a 40-per cent ...

    Local Press Report - 07/13/2016 - 09:26

  12. Jamaica to Invest $3 Billion in Water Sector Over Next Decade

    20 Jun 2016- 09:04 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Government is targeting an investment of US$3 billion in the water sector to be achieved within the next 10 years. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2016 - 09:04

  13. Raw Sewage Dumping Threatens Reef Restoration Project in Jamaica

    7 Jun 2016- 08:00 by Local Press Report PORT ANTONIO Jamaica Observer Fishing interests in Port Antonio are concerned that the reef restoration project now being piloted in that end of the island could be threatened by what they say are high levels of ...

    Local Press Report - 06/07/2016 - 08:00

  14. Jamaican Government to Address Water, Sewage, Housing Issues in West Kingston

    16 May 2016- 08:46 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Government will be undertaking major work to improve social infrastructure and amenities in West Kingston. Dr Horace Chang, who toured sections of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town on ...

    Local Press Report - 05/16/2016 - 08:46

  15. Jamaica to Spend $162 Million on Water Improvement Projects

    2 May 2016- 09:50 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The government is to spend close to J$20 billion this year on two major water improvement projects in St Catherine. Minister with responsibility for water, Dr Horace Chang, says J$13.5 ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 09:50

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