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  1. Jamaica's Premier-Elect Meets With Health, Water Officials

    3 Mar 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Two days before being sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness yesterday met with stakeholders in the health and water sectors. Holness and General Secretary Dr Horace Chang, y ...

    Local Press Report - 03/03/2016 - 08:47

  2. Cuba’s INRH Expects to Complete $11 Million Worth of Infrastructure Projects This Year

    18 Dec 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAVANA, Cuba Cuba’s National Hydraulic Resources Institute (INRH) expects to complete $11.4 million USD worth of water infrastructure investments by the end of the year, according to the agency’s director of i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/18/2015 - 10:15

  3. Jamaica's Utility Regulator Chief Urges Action to Prevent Water Crisis

    10 Dec 2015- 09:18 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Head of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) Albert Gordon is warning that Jamaica is facing a major water crisis, and this is not because of the almost inevitable drought that will com ...

    Local Press Report - 12/10/2015 - 09:18

  4. No Response from NWC on Claims It Violated Water Pressure Regulations

    24 Nov 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The National Water Commission (NWC) is silent on claims that it is allegedly breaching water pressure regulations set by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). The claims were made by th ...

    Local Press Report - 11/24/2015 - 09:50

  5. Cuba Implements National Ant-Drought Program

    18 Nov 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAVANA, Cuba Cuban water authorities are implementing a national program to combat the effects of ongoing regional drought, which is particularly impacting the island’s eastern provinces of Guantanamo and Sanc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2015 - 10:05

  6. Jamaica's National Water Commission Buys 50,000 Meters as Part of NRW Reduction Program

    11 Nov 2015- 08:55 by Local Press Report KINGSTON National Water Commission The National Water Commission (NWC) today (Tuesday, November 10, 2015) officially signed a US$7.234 million contract with Deryck A. Gibson Limited, local agent for Diehl Metering ...

    Local Press Report - 11/11/2015 - 08:55

  7. Jamaican Farmers Eye Agreement With NWC to Provide Potable Water in Rural Areas

    30 Sep 2015- 08:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) wants to enter into an agreement with the National Water Commission (NWC) to ensure that all rural communities have sustainable potable water supply ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2015 - 08:51

  8. Jamaica to Procure 15 New Water Trucks

    22 Sep 2015- 11:31 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has announced that $180 million is to be used to immediately buy 15 new water trucks to help sections of the island affected by the ongoing drought. Ac ...

    Local Press Report - 09/22/2015 - 11:31

  9. Jamaica to Regulate Water Truck Operators

    9 Sep 2015- 10:17 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The Ministry of Health says it is now working on draft legislation that will regulate all operators of water trucks. Director for Health Promotion and Protection in the Ministry, Dr Sonia Co ...

    Local Press Report - 09/09/2015 - 10:17

  10. Jamaican School Year Starts With Demonstrations Over Lack of Water

    8 Sep 2015- 10:34 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Education Ministry on Monday evening reported that the start of the 2015/2016 academic year was marred by several protests about lack of water across the island. Climate Scarcity Social ...

    Local Press Report - 09/08/2015 - 10:34

  11. Jamaican Health Ministry Says Water-Borne Illnesses Are Under Control

    4 Sep 2015- 09:40 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been no outbreak of water-borne illnesses, particularly gastroenteritis, for this year up to the month of August. Chief Medical Officer, D ...

    Local Press Report - 09/04/2015 - 09:40

  12. Wastewater Reuse Proposed as Solution to Jamaica’s Water Woes

    28 Aug 2015- 08:47 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner As Jamaica moves to answer the climate change threat to its freshwater security, wastewater has been advanced as a possible response-- but only provided there can be a change in the outlook ...

    Local Press Report - 08/28/2015 - 08:47

  13. Jamaica's NWC Reports Slight Increase in Reservoir Levels

    21 Aug 2015- 08:43 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The recent rainfall across the island, especially in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA), has resulted in a slight increase in the intake of water to the National Water Commission (NWC) s ...

    Local Press Report - 08/21/2015 - 08:43

  14. Clarendon Residents Owe $12.6 Million in Unpaid Water Bills: NWC

    17 Aug 2015- 09:56 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Clarendon residents owe the National Water Commission (NWC) more than J$1.5 billion. The NWC made the disclosure during Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the J$200 million Mason Riv ...

    Local Press Report - 08/17/2015 - 09:56

  15. Jamaica's NWC Signs $12 Million Loan Agreement With NCB for Sewer Upgrades

    14 Aug 2015- 07:57 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The National Water Commission (NWC) and the National Commercial Bank have signed a US $12 million loan agreement to finance the rebuilding, rehabilitation or replacement of several waste w ...

    Local Press Report - 08/14/2015 - 07:57

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