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Business at a standstill in sections of MoBay after flooding

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 7:07 PM
Garbage left on rails near Juici Patties after Wednesday's flood rains in Montego Bay, St James - Contributed photo

Commercial activities in Montego Bay are at a standstill following Wednesday's heavy rains.

On Thursday, several major business operations in downtown Montego Bay were assessing damage, with employees feverishly removing silt from the properties.

Business activity was almost non-existent along the usually busy Harbour Street as huge trucks collected debris from the flood waters.

Items of clothing from stalls in the Old Shoes Market and the Peoples Arcade were seen on the waterfront, adjacent to Pier, as vendors tried to salvage what they could of their investment.     

President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T'Shura Gibbs says the organisation is very concerned about members who have been affected and is prepared to assist them in any way possible.

Gibbs has also raised concern about the ability of the police in St. James to handle disasters like this.

 

President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, T'Shura Gibbs

The flooding resulted in the suspension of schools on Thursday.

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