Author Archive: Patrice Walters

St Thomas residents marooned following landslides
Over in St. Thomas, several landslides have left many residents cut off. Parish Disaster Coordinator for St. Thomas Martina Medley told
Several homes flooded in Portland
All the homes in Bangooby Lane, Manchoniel in Portland are reportedly under water. However, the affected residents in the over 20
ODPEM activates Emergency Centre
The government has ordered the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) to activate its National Emergency
Flood damage assessment to be done by Friday
A comprehensive assessment will be conducted on Friday on the damage to infrastructure across the island due to heavy rainfall. Local
UPDATE PUBLIC ADVISORY
The public is being advised to avoid the following areas which are impassable at this time due to floodwaters and/or landslides as a
Morant Bay Mayor appeals for help
Mayor of Morant Bay Lenworth Rawle says the St. Thomas Municipal Corporation is seeking assistance to clear a major landslide in a
NWA working to clear blocked roads by tomorrow
National Works Agency (NWA) says its hoping to clear a major landslide at Arthur’s Seat in North Eastern Clarendon by tomorrow (May
$200 m emergency funds for flood ravaged parishes
Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, has approved close to $200 m in emergency funding, for repairs to critical infrastructure