St. Mary

Otrum River Fish Not Safe For Consumption

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) says fish taken from the fish kill at the Otrum River in Port Maria, St. Mary, is not safe for consumption. It says persons are harvesting the dead fishes, however they must not be eaten. According to NERHA, the St. Mary Health Department is trying to determine the source of  the contamination, which ...

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1-Year-Old Succumbs To Injuries From Car Crash

A one-year-old girl who was injured in a two-car collision on the Dunn’s River Main Road in St. Ann on Saturday has died. Niesha DaCosta who was airlifted to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital late Saturday, died yesterday morning. Niesha was one of twelve persons who were hospitalised following the crash which involved a Toyota Corolla and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution ...

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect For Eastern & Central Parishes

The Meteorological (Met) Service has issued Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon. The watch remains in effect until 5:00 pm today, Saturday August 30. A Tropical Wave, which has been influencing weather across Jamaica, is now west of the island, the Met Service said ...

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Prime Suspect in Death of Two Trelawny Kids Held in St. Mary

The Trelawny police now have in their custody the prime suspect in the murders of the two St. James children, whose bodies were found in a pond earlier this month. The suspect was on Saturday picked up in St. Mary and subsequently handed over to the Trelawny police. Details surrounding the apprehension of the man, who is to face an ...

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St. Mary Parish Council Going Paperless

The St. Mary Parish Council is hoping to see significant savings from its decision to go paperless as it equips its members with tablet computers. According to mayor of Port Maria and chairman of the Council Levan Freeman checks were made and it was realised that using the tablet computers would cost the council less. The tablets are the property ...

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St. Mary Prelim Damage Estimate at $560 Mil

The State Minister for Transport and Works, Richard Azan, says preliminary estimates of the damage caused by the weekend rains in Port Maria, St Mary is $560 million. Azan who is leading a technical team on a tour into the area, says he expects the final figure to be higher. On Saturday, the St. Mary capital and several other communities ...

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Water Woes in St. Catherine and St. Mary

NATIONAL Water Commission (NWC) customers in sections of Greater Portmore and surrounding areas in St. Catherine may experience low water pressure or have no water due to mechanical problems affecting the Congreve Park Well. The NWC is reporting that based on the extent of these problems, normal operations are not expected before Friday, therefore water will be supplied to the ...

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