On alert! - Utility companies ready to respond quickly in case of Gilbert-type disaster

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

On September 12, 1988, Jamaica was devastated by Hurricane Gilbert, a powerful and deadly Category Three storm.While the name of the hurricane was subsequently retired by the World Meteorological Organisation, because of the widespread damage and…

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Gilbert Memories - 30 years later | Jamaica better at predicting accurate path of hurricanes

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

When the deadly Hurricane Gilbert began ravaging Jamaica 30 years ago today, the capacity to accurately predict the path and strength of major storms was inferior then to what exists now.Despite some difficulty, head of the Weather Branch, Kareen…

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Nine road deaths in three days

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The number of persons killed on Jamaica’s roadways since Sunday climbed to nine yesterday following a two-vehicle collision on the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in east Kingston.One person died in the crash, which involved a Jamaica Urban Transit…

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Cops under attack! - Angry Swallowfield hoodlums challenge lawmen and set fire at Arthur Wint Drive

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Police personnel and residents had to scamper for cover yesterday evening in the Swallowfield area in St Andrew, as gunmen challenged lawmen in a gunfight.Last night’s melee is said to have stemmed from a police killing of a teenager on Bundy Lane…

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Massive fire triggers closure of Ashenheim Road - Corridor to reopen today

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Despite the relentless efforts of 40 firefighters early Tuesday morning, a massive fire caused extensive damage to Ping’s Fabric and Atlantic Hardware on Ashenheim Road in St Andrew.Up to yesterday evening, the origin of the fire could not be…

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Gilbert Memories - 30 years later | Manchioneal still showing the scars

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Richard Darby remembers the quiet Sunday afternoon before Hurricane Gilbert ravaged the seaport town of Manchioneal in Portland.According to Darby, most residents doubted the hurricane’s arrival and went about the Sunday in high spirit.Hours later…

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Shut down that dump! … says JET in wake of NEPA’s latest air-quality findings

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is insisting that the Riverton dump off Spanish Town Road is not suitably located, as there are too many people living and working in and around the area who are being exposed to harmful pollutants, especially in…

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Gilbert Memories - 30 years later | Jamaica moved back into a dark age

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Like most Jamaicans, Karen Dunn was not prepared to face the wrath of Hurricane Gilbert.Up until the morning of the great hurricane, Dunn, a resident of Southaven, St Thomas did not have a clue that the disaster threatened her country.”The…

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Gilbert Memories - 30 years later | After Gilbert hurricanes don’t scare me

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“I was six years old and living in Palmers Cross, Clarendon at the time. I remembered a mango trees right beside the house swaying and looking as if they would fall.”The house was surrounded by mango trees and it was half…

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Gilbert Memories - 30 years later | ‘Gilbert baby’ still causing worry

Gleaner on September 12th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

“Each time mi see mi son Tengsang, mi remember Hurricane Gilbert because I was pregnant and him born eight days after the hurricane,” Annie Reid of Ocho Rios, St Ann told The Gleaner.With the approach of the hurricane Reid was worried…

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