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  1. Jamaica Spends $5.5 Million USD to Fight Shortages

    16 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON Jamaica Information Water and Housing Minister Dr. Horace Chang announced a $5.5 million USD program to address water shortages due to prolonged drought in the country. Chang said the program incl ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  2. Jamaican Water Levels Critical

    9 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON The Jamaica Gleaner The water levels in most National Water Commission systems are at critical levels due to drought. The Mona reservoir, which has a capacity of 809 million gallons, is holding onl ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  3. Water, Sanitation Services Don't Encourage Squatters

    2 Dec 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) said that providing water and sanitation in informal settlements does not encourage squatting. "Ninety-nine percent of our work is re ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  4. Scotts Hall Gets Improved Water Supply

    18 Nov 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON Jamaica Information Residents of Scotts Hall now have an upgraded water supply system, thanks to a project by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The $261,000 USD upgrade was completed in J ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  5. Service Jamaica to Chair Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators

    18 Nov 2009- 15:02 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go Jamaica Jamaica will chair the Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OCUR) next year. Director General of Jamaica's Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Ahmad Zia Mian, was elected to chai ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  6. Jamaica to Improve Water Supply With $215 Million USD Program

    11 Nov 2009- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAMAICA, KINGSTON Within the next two years, the $215 million USD Jamaica Water Sector Improvement Program will be online and providing Jamaica's capital, Kingston, with reliable water supply, according t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  7. Ministry Mulls Drought Mitigation Program

    11 Nov 2009- 08:19 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service The Jamaican Ministry of Water and Housing is exploring a drought mitigation program for Jamaica's south coast. "We are looking at the cost of it, especially ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  8. Jamaican Cabinet Seeks Guarantee for $210.1 Million USD Loans to Improve Water Supply

    28 Oct 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAMAICA, KINGSTON The Jamaican cabinet has approved a resolution to go before the House of Representatives, seeking a government guarantee for loans to the National Water Commission (NWC) totaling $210.1 milli ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  9. NWC Treatment Plants Stop Discharge Into Kingston Harbor

    30 Sep 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON The Gleaner (Jamaica) The National Water Commission 's (NWC) two major treatment plants in Kingston are no longer discharging raw sewage into Kingston Harbor, the commission said last week. N ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 15:00

  10. Harbor View Case Against NWC Postponed

    16 Sep 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON The Jamaica Observer A case brought by residents of Harbor View against the National Water Commission (NWC) over a malfunctioning sewage treatment plant was postponed until September 10, a week la ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 14:00

  11. Pipelines to Be Replaced Along Rio Cobre

    26 Aug 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The National Water Commission pipelines along the Rio Cobre in Bog Walk Gorge are being replaced as part of the $195 million USD Jamaica Water Supply Improvement Project. "We ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 14:00

  12. NWC Customers Face Water Restrictions

    19 Aug 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON Go Jamaica National Water Company (NWC) customers in parts of St. Mary, St. Catherine and St. Thomas face water shortages due to mechanical and electrical problems that have affected a number of N ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 14:00

  13. Jamaican Water Minister Calls for Water Conservation

    12 Aug 2009- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAMAICA, KINGSTON Minister of Water and Housing Dr. Horace Chang is asking developers and citizens to conserve water, pay bills and protect existing infrastructure due to worsening drought conditions across th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2011 - 14:00

  14. $3.2 Million USD Upgrade for Parrottee Water Supply System

    5 Aug 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service The National Water Commission (NWC) has hired Jamaica Wells and Services Limited and Hood-Daniel Well Company Limited for a project to expand and upgrade and expand the ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 14:00

  15. National Water Commission Steps Up Water Restrictions

    28 Jul 2009- 20:32 by Local Press Report JAMAICA, KINGSTON The Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica's National Water Commission (NWC) has announced further nightly water restrictions in areas served by the Hermitage/Constant Spring Water Supply System. Due to the ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2011 - 14:00

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