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  1. Jamaica to Introduce Solar Pumps for Irrigation

    6 Aug 2015- 10:19 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) is set to introduce the use of solar power to operate the pumping of water for irrigation. Minist ...

    Local Press Report - 08/06/2015 - 10:19

  2. Jamaica's NWC Says No New Water Restrictions

    4 Aug 2015- 10:46 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The National Water Commission (NWC) has indicated that it will not be introducing any new water restriction even as the drought continues to hold the country in a vice grip. Access Climate P ...

    Local Press Report - 08/04/2015 - 10:46

  3. Broken Pipeline Leaves Port Antonio Residents Without Water

    29 Jul 2015- 09:34 by Local Press Report PORTLAND Jamaica Observer A section of the National Water Commission (NWC) pipeline in Port Antonio broke this morning, leaving the town and adjoining communities without water. A section of the recently paved road ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2015 - 09:34

  4. Acting President Says Jamaica's NWC Should Not Be Privatized

    21 Jul 2015- 09:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Acting president of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett, says he does not believe that the agency should be privatised, even after years of losses running into billions of doll ...

    Local Press Report - 07/21/2015 - 09:51

  5. Jamaica Launches Project to Reduce Water Losses

    10 Jul 2015- 09:53 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service The Government is embarking on a $4.9 billion project aimed at reducing water loss in the Corporate Area due to leaks and theft. The five-year Non-Revenue Water Reduction Co-Man ...

    Local Press Report - 07/10/2015 - 09:53

  6. Jamaican Water Minister to Make Statement on Drought

    1 Jul 2015- 10:50 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Water Minister Robert Pickersgill will make a statement on the worrying drought conditions now affecting the island during a press briefing on Wednesday at NEPA’s Conference Room on Caledon ...

    Local Press Report - 07/01/2015 - 10:50

  7. Jamaican Sugar Cane Farmers Suffer Losses Due to Slow Pace of Irrigation Projects

    23 Jun 2015- 09:49 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The slow pace of Government's procurement process, which includes getting approval from the National Contracts Committee (NCC), is at the root of the situation under which some Clarend ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2015 - 09:49

  8. Labor Unrest Could Lead to Strike at Jamaica's National Irrigation Commission

    18 Jun 2015- 09:25 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) says it has written to Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier appealing for his urgent intervention to prevent indust ...

    Local Press Report - 06/18/2015 - 09:25

  9. Jamaica Issues New Drainage Guidelines for Developers

    12 Jun 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The island's real estate developers will, as of July 1, be required to adhere to new drainage system guidelines in order to get their development projects approved. Corporate Risk Inn ...

    Local Press Report - 06/12/2015 - 09:52

  10. Mud, Silt Decrease Production at Jamaican Treatment Plant

    22 May 2015- 07:24 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that there is currently a 40 per cent decline in production at its Great River treatment plant in St James. This is due to an increased infl ...

    Local Press Report - 05/22/2015 - 07:24

  11. Jamaicans Urged to Keep Water Storage Containers Covered

    12 May 2015- 09:11 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse is urged today for properly covered water storage containers to prevent mosquito breeding. Dr DuCasse says one of the key ways to co ...

    Local Press Report - 05/12/2015 - 09:11

  12. Jamaican Opposition Calls for Privatizing National Water Commission

    7 May 2015- 09:43 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner An opposition member of parliament is suggesting privatising the National Water Commission (NWC) and getting the National Housing Trust (NHT) out of the business of constructing houses. Legi ...

    Local Press Report - 05/07/2015 - 09:43

  13. Jamaican Firefighters Turn to Seawater to Fight Blaze

    6 May 2015- 09:26 by Local Press Report PORTLAND Jamaican Gleaner Firefighters battling a major blaze at a commercial complex on the corner of Blake Street in Port Antonio, Portland early this morning had to resort to pumping water from the sea to put the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/06/2015 - 09:26

  14. Jamaica's NWC Completed 25 Projects Last Year

    1 May 2015- 09:04 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer During the last fiscal year (2014/15), the National Water Commission (NWC) completed 25 water and sewerage projects, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgi ...

    Local Press Report - 05/01/2015 - 09:04

  15. YP Seaton & Associates to Build New Sewage System at Caymanas Estates

    29 Apr 2015- 09:54 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says it is ready to sell more land at the Caymanas Estate as it signed a $624-million contract with Y.P. Seaton & Associates to construct a sewag ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2015 - 09:54

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