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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Five People Tried for Water Theft in Manchester, Jamaica

    4 Mar 2015- 10:01 by Local Press Report MANCHESTER Jamaica Observer Five Manchester residents were recently found guilty of illegal usage of water and trespassing on the works of the National Water Commission (NWC). NWC said in a release Tuesday that the ...

    Local Press Report - 03/04/2015 - 10:01

  7. Jamaican Authorities Crack Down on Water Seller

    22 Jan 2015- 10:55 by Local Press Report KINGSTON The Gleaner A STOP order has been placed on the water-selling operation at the former Kingston Ice Making Company Limited after the Water Resources Authority (WRA) determined that Liguanea Lane Pharmacy Li ...

    Local Press Report - 01/22/2015 - 10:55

  8. Jamaica to Revise National Biodiversity Strategy

    17 Oct 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go Jamaica As of next year, Jamaica’s biodiversity and ecosystem services will be used as key consideration in the island’s development decisions and poverty reduction strategies. This will be accomplished ...

    Local Press Report - 10/17/2014 - 10:18

  9. Jamaica, Brazil Sign Water Management Agreement

    13 Aug 2014- 09:38 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Caribbean Journal Jamaica and Brazil have signed an agreement to strengthen the former’s water resources management. The contract was signed last week by Jamaica’s Water, Land, Environment and Climate Chan ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2014 - 09:38

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Jamaica's NWC to Spend $39 Million on Water Projects

    22 Aug 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go-Jamaica The National Water Commission's, K-Factor Unit is to spend just over $4 billion ($39 million USD) out of a $10 billion budget, on water projects islandwide, during the current fiscal year.  ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2013 - 09:51

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