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  1. Condoms Block Drainage System in Montego Bay

    4 Aug 2016- 09:43 by Local Press Report MONTEGO BAY Jamaica Observer Flooding in downtown Montego Bay during heavy downpour has been attributed, in part, to the dumping of copious numbers of condoms, among other garbage into the South Gully. Environment P ...

    Local Press Report - 08/04/2016 - 09:43

  2. Raw Sewage Dumping Threatens Reef Restoration Project in Jamaica

    7 Jun 2016- 08:00 by Local Press Report PORT ANTONIO Jamaica Observer Fishing interests in Port Antonio are concerned that the reef restoration project now being piloted in that end of the island could be threatened by what they say are high levels of unt ...

    Local Press Report - 06/07/2016 - 08:00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Jamaica Launches Rivershed Management Project

    15 Apr 2015- 10:20 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer In a move to remedy the severe degradation of the Hope River and the Yallahs River, the Jamaica government, with support from the Inter-American Bank and the Global Environment Facility on ...

    Local Press Report - 04/15/2015 - 10:20

  6. No Drought Expected in Jamaica This Year: Official

    11 Mar 2015- 10:21 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Head of the Climate Branch of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, Jeffrey Spooner, says the island should not find itself in the tormenting throes of a drought this year, at least not f ...

    Local Press Report - 03/11/2015 - 10:21

  7. Jamaica Gets IADB Funding for Climate Resilience

    6 Feb 2015- 09:23 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Jamaica will increase its resilience to climate change by enhancing the adaptive capacity of the agriculture and tourism sectors and watershed management, using a US$10 million highly-conce ...

    Local Press Report - 02/06/2015 - 09:23

  8. High Turbidity Closes Plant in Jamaica

    19 Dec 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go Jamaica National Water Commission customers in some sections of St Catherine are presently experiencing low water pressure or without water as a result of high turbidity (muddy water) affecting inflows ...

    Local Press Report - 12/19/2014 - 10:34

  9. IADB Lends Jamaica $18 Million for Climate Change

    15 Dec 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Inter-American Development Bank Jamaica will increase its resilience to climate change by enhancing the adaptive capacity of the agriculture and tourism sectors and watershed management, using a US$1 ...

    Local Press Report - 12/15/2014 - 10:31

  10. Jamaicans Urged to Conserve Water

    25 Nov 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report KINGSTON EFE Jamaica's Meteorological Service has urged island residents to "remain vigilant" and conserve water due to a shortage of rainfall in some regions of the country. "Southern parishes, ...

    Local Press Report - 11/25/2014 - 10:13

  11. Jamaicans Told to Conserve Water

    3 Nov 2014- 10:33 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Water and Climate Change Minister Robert Pickersgill has urged residents in St Elizabeth to conserve on the use of water, telling them it its likely that that section of the island could sli ...

    Local Press Report - 11/03/2014 - 10:33

  12. 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

  13. Jamaica Continues Drought Mitigation Efforts

    1 Oct 2014- 10:17 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go Jamaica Government has approved an additional sum of $95M to continue drought mitigation efforts in the agricultural sector. This was announced on Tuesday (September 30) by acting Minister of Agriculture ...

    Local Press Report - 10/01/2014 - 10:17

  14. Jamaica's Drought Could Last Until Next May

    26 Aug 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Telesur Extreme weather conditions have already affected over 16,000 small farmers in the Caribbean nation.The prolonged drought plaguing Jamaica is expected to get worse and could threatens to continue in ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 10:09

  15. 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

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