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  1. Jamaican Government to Focus on Severe Drought in the West

    27 Jan 2014- 09:39 by Local Press Report MONTEGO BAY Jamaica Observer The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change says it is placing special focus on western Jamaica this year, given that severe drought conditions have been forecast for th ...

    Local Press Report - 01/27/2014 - 09:39

  2. Asian Scientists to Collaborate on Water, Environmental Protection

    27 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Asian scientists agreed during an international conference last week that there was a need for greater collaboration in water research and more exchanges of knowledge and technology in orde ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/27/2014 - 10:03

  3. Edgewater Residents Call on Jamaica's NWC to Fix Leaking Pipes

    23 Jan 2014- 10:06 by Local Press Report EDGEWATER Jamaica Gleaner Residents of Edgewater in Portmore, St. Catherine, are calling on the National Water Commission (NWC) to repair a number of leaking pipes in the community, as millions of gallons of water ...

    Local Press Report - 01/23/2014 - 10:06

  4. Belle Air, Jamaica Residents Block Roads to Protest Lack of Water

    21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report RUNAWAY BAY Jamaica Observer Residents of Belle Air, St Ann, were not deterred by the rains yesterday morning as they mounted roadblocks along sections of the main road-- between Brown's Town and Runaway Bay-- ...

    Local Press Report - 01/21/2014 - 10:10

  5. More Jamaicans Received Potable Water in 2013

    16 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaican Information Service The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, led by Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, pursued several initiatives in 2013 to improve domestic water supply and ...

    Local Press Report - 01/16/2014 - 09:57

  6. Jamaican Government Aiming for Universal Coverage by 2030

    14 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaican Information Service The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change is aiming for Jamaica to have universal access to  potable water by 2030 and is advocating rainwater harvesting as a ...

    Local Press Report - 01/14/2014 - 10:10

  7. Jamaica's NWC Installing New Meters

    9 Jan 2014- 10:00 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica The National Water Commission (NWC) is urging customers to conserve on the use of water especially as it intensifies its programme to replace old meters islandwide with more efficient ones. In a ...

    Local Press Report - 01/09/2014 - 10:00

  8. Sixty-Nine Countries Facing Extreme Competition for Water: WRI

    18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A new study by Washington, DC-based research group the World Resources Institute (WRI) found that 69 of countries around the world are facing extreme competition for water resourc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/18/2013 - 10:20

  9. Jamaica to Spend $22 Million on Sewage Facilities

    17 Dec 2013- 09:48 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer More than 200,000 residents across the Portmore municipality are expected to benefit from improved sewage facilities, as work gets underway on the approximately $22 million USD Portmore Se ...

    Local Press Report - 12/17/2013 - 09:48

  10. Jamaica Designates New Irrigation Areas

    18 Nov 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Farmers in St Elizabeth and Manchester are expected to see greater levels of crop production and productivity, following the designation of irrigation areas in those parishes. Pedro Plains ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2013 - 10:04

  11. Jamaican Government Considers Rainwater Harvesting Requirement

    8 Nov 2013- 10:16 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica Minister of Water and Environment, Robert Pickersgill, says the Government is looking at making it mandatory for all developments to make allowances for rainwater harvesting. Pickersgill says the ...

    Local Press Report - 11/08/2013 - 10:16

  12. Jamaica to Implement $6 Million Water Supply Project

    1 Nov 2013- 10:13 by Local Press Report LUCEA Jamaica Observer The State Minister in the Water Ministry, Ian Hayles, says rural communities in Western Hanover will benefit from a recent approval of a $680-million water improvement project. "The $680 ...

    Local Press Report - 11/01/2013 - 10:13

  13. Pipeline Work to Cause Supply Disruptions in Jamaica

    31 Oct 2013- 09:42 by Local Press Report ST ANDREWS Jamaica Observer The Forest Hills deep well in St Andrew will be out of operation on Thursday, October 31, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm to facilitate pipeline work on the distribution network, the Nationa ...

    Local Press Report - 10/31/2013 - 09:42

  14. Jamaica Provides Subsidized Irrigation Water to Some Farmers

    24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica Nearly 500 additional farmers in the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth are to benefit from sustainable, subsidised irrigation water supply. This follows yesterday’s approval by the House of Rep ...

    Local Press Report - 10/24/2013 - 09:51

  15. Jamaica to Begin Work on Portmore Sewage Project

    11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service Work is expected to begin on the Portmore Sewage Project, following approval by Cabinet of a contract valued at approximately US$21 million to Surrey Paving and Aggregate Compan ...

    Local Press Report - 10/11/2013 - 09:56

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