Billion$ bill - Conservative estimate for flood damage, but assessors still counting costs

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The torrential rains that set off landslides and flooding, damaging roads and other infrastructure across several parishes, are expected to incur a repair bill of more than $1 billion. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond…

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Missing gun puts garbage crew in criminals’ cross hairs

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Threats by the underworld surrounding a missing illegal firearm hidden among trash on Whitehall Avenue and whisked away to the dump forced garbage collectors to travel under police escort up to a few weeks ago. The situation is still at a delicate…

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Businessman feared eaten by sharks, crocs

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: Uncertainty clouds the search for missing 35-year-old businessman Andre Burnett, who was reportedly swallowed up by a large wave while swimming off the coast of St Elizabeth on Sunday, as body parts believed to be his were…

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More devastation in Shooters Hill

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Everald Gayle slept fretfully at his neighbour’s house on Saturday night worried that the howling wind and stinging rain would test the strength of his humble home in Shooters Hill. When he returned on Sunday evening, his fears were validated, as…

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Senior narrowly escapes injury after tree falls on house

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The tree still sitting atop the house of 80-year-old Lola Johnson yesterday was a stark reminder of what she escaped while reclining in her living room Sunday morning. Johnson told The Gleaner that she sat paralysed with fear as the frightful event…

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Bachelor’s Hall at mercy of river when it rains

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Rain clouds bring worry for residents of Bachelor’s Hall in St Thomas. While persons travelling to between Hordley Crossing and Bath or on the Golden Grove to Hordley main road may get nervous, fearing the road will become impassable if the…

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Corn Piece calamity

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Frustrated. That’s captures the sense of despair for residents of Corn Piece who have been flood victims despite their road being repaired three years ago. Enid Johnson and daughter Melva Thompson said they have been forced to bail knee-high water…

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What’s a mammogram?

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt….

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‘It’s a shame’ - Willowdene cries for relief after two decades of flooding

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Trapped inside their houses by rising floodwaters, residents in a section of Willowdene in Spanish Town, St Catherine, have had to pool their resources to cover the $48,000 fee charged by a backhoe operator to give them some relief as water began…

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UWI, CCCCC sign agreement with PAHO

Gleaner on October 27th, 2020 | File Under More News -

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 27, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), have signed  an agreement with the sub-regional office of the Pan American Health…

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