|JPS, NWC report progress in restoration
Utility companies - the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) - have reported progress in the restoration of services to customers in the wake of Tropical Storm Gustav.
Schools to officially reopen September 3
The Ministry of Education and Youth says schools will officially reopen on Wednesday, September 3. According to Chief Education Officer Jasper Lawrence, the move would allow for schools to assess damage from Tropical Storm Gustav and report to regional offices.
Homeless during Gustav - Street people in capital city brave winds, rain
THEY DID not have to worry about their houses being flooded or washed away; but they sure wished they had homes. They live, roam and sleep on the streets and sidewalks of the island's capital city.
Stranded by 'Sir' Gustav
SOME MIGHT argue that at least once during every individual's lifetime, he or she will have what could be regarded as a near-death experience. But while this, for many, might not be deemed as such, I can say that for the one hour and 20 minutes it lasted, several chapters from my relatively short life flashed before my eyes.
Nightingale Grove residents frustrated
SEVERAL RESIDENTS of Nightingale Grove in St Catherine, frustrated by constant flooding, have put up their houses for sale.
Port Maria cleans up after mudflows
PORT MARIA, the capital of St Mary, was transformed into a mud lake yesterday, the day after Tropical Storm Gustav unleashed forceful winds and heavy rains on the parish.