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Highway debris turns water brown at Old Fort Bay

Published:Monday | August 22, 2016 | 8:00 AM
The chocolate-brown water near the beach at Old Fort Bay in St Ann reflects the silt, solid waste, and debris that have flowed into the bay since the work on the Moneague to Mammee Bay leg of the highway.
Property owners clean up the debris along the beach at Old Fort Bay in St Ann.
Debris outside one of the homes along the beach.
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China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) recently indicated it would be willing to consider compensation to the residents of Old Fort Bay in

St Ann who have been impacted by the construction of the Moneague to Mammee Bay leg of the North-South Highway.

The residents have complained that CHEC caused silt, solid waste and debris to flow into the bay, smothering and stressing the coral reefs and other marine life.

The following images show the chocolate brown water near the beach, reflecting the silt, solid waste and debris which have flowed into the bay.