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Dammed! Another Clarendon river blocked

Published:Monday | January 12, 2015 | 8:52 AM
A view of Milk River with a fisherman's boat docked. - Photo by Christopher Serju

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

There is renewed concern about how the damming of rivers in Clarendon could affect communities.




It follows the revelation at the latest monthly meeting of the Clarendon Parish Council that Pan Caribbean Sugar Company has dammed a second river in the parish called the Barba River.



The Barba River runs into the famous Milk River.



Councillor for the Milk River Division, Carlton Bailey was furious about the development saying last year Pan Caribbean also blocked a section of the Milk River to channel the water to its property.



The councillor is threatening to use a tractor to remove the blockage.



Residents have reportedly complained that as a result of the damming, there is little or no water for their crops.



Last year, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) issued an enforcement order on Pan Caribbean in relation to the Milk River damming.



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