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News for Jamaica

$7.8-m Drain-Cleaning Project Under Way In Corporate Area

Stephen-ShawTHE National Works Agency (NWA) is in the process of cleaning several drains across the Corporate Area as it seeks to mitigate flooding in the selected areas as well as reduce mosquito-breeding sites. Under this special project, which began on the weekend, the Havana Drain and...

Disasters Cost Jamaica Government $4 Billion

jamaica-disasterKINGSTON, Jamaica – Disasters such as hurricanes, tropical storms and depressions, and floods over the last 15 years have cost the Government and people of Jamaica more than $4 billion. This was disclosed by Deputy Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM),...

3.2 Quake Hits St Andrew

Quake-MB_w504KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Earthquake Unit at the University of The West Indies, Mona Campus has reported that a 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 10km north of Mavis Bank, St Andrew early Monday morning. The unit said in a release that the earthquake, which had a...