Jamaicans are being warned to take the threat of Hurricane Matthew seriously, as it travels toward the island. The Hurricane is now a Category Four weather system, and is projected to affect the country by Sunday evening or Monday morning. The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has stated that should the current strength of the Hurricane hold, up to 16 inches of rain could be dumped in eastern parishes.
ST. CATHERINE PARISH COUNCIL CALLS EMERGENCY MEETING RE IMPENDING HURRICANE MATTHEW
The St. Catherine Parish Disaster Management, Environment and Climate Change Committee called an Emergency Meeting today, Friday, September 30, 2016 in the Council’s meeting room to have discussions on impending Hurricane Matthew.
Discussions were focused on the preparation of operational plans and review by agencies, the state of critical drains and gullies and activation of the Emergency Operations Centre.
In an effort to provide the best possible information to prepare for the impending impact of Hurricane Matthew, the Manchester Parish Council has provided the public with the following maps. Please note whether you are in a flood prone/land slide area and make every effort to secure you property and person.
Source:: Hazard Maps: Hurricane Matthew
News Article for the 2016 International Coastal Clean Up. (Downloadable)
On Saturday, September 17, 2016 a total of 112 volunteers joined the Portmore Municipal Council in the International Coastal Cleanup campaign in ridding sections of the Port Henderson coastline, from waste. Clean up activities were carried out by the Council at two (2) locations, Port Henderson Beach (Fun City) and McMaster’s Open Lot. Clean up activities got underway at approximately 7:00 am and ended at 11:00 am.
Her Worship the Mayor of Kingston, Senator and Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke, J.P., on behalf of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) family joins Jamaica in mourning the passing of 18 year old Dominic James, captain of the St. George’s College’s football team who died suddenly during a match yesterday.
It is indeed a sad time for the St. George’s and the school boy football family, but particularly so for the parents, friends and relatives of Dominic James.
Town Clerk Robert Hill, City Inspector Alrick Francis and City Engineer Norman Shand recently joined hundreds of volunteers and partnering agencies as part of Team KSAC to undertake clean up activities at Fort Rocky.
The clean up initiative spear-headed by JET, marked International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016.
Source:: Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica!
VISION JAMAICA presents PARISH TALK 2016 on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Morant Bay Anglican Church Hall, starting at 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. The aim is to facaitate discussions on national development planning and Vision 2030.
The St. Thomas Parish Council takes this opportunity to invite the general public to this event. Come and participate in this consultation.
Source:: PARISH TALK 2016