Entries from August 2007

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Keep sending us your Dean photos

Photo submitted by reader Kerry-Ann Chen: Damage caused to Portmore Fishing Village by Hurricane Dean Dear reader … In continuing our coverage of Hurricane Dean The Gleaner and Go-Jamaica are continuing to publish your photographs of the storm and its aftermath. Contributions are continuing to arrive, which we expect to increase, given that many people […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Hurricane Dean – The Aftermath

Click here to listen to Power 106 FM online Power 106FM will be conducting a series of community sessions lasting seven days, beginning in Morant Bay on Friday August 24 On Monday the show will travel to Portland Cottage. The show will be hosted by Michael Cuffe and the discussion will take place between 2:30 […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Stay up-to-date with the relief effort

Ross Sheil, Gleaner Online Editor “Imagine…you’re a relief worker with a truck full of emergency supplies, trying to find those most in need. But which roads are open? Which hospitals are still standing? How do you reach the people needing help?” … so says a website for the charity Map Action (above) which travels to […]

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Luxury hurricane living goes wrong

Ross Sheil, Gleaner Online Editor The enviable amongst us would have equipped ourselves with a generator before the arrival of Hurricane Dean. As deejay Elephant Man explained in today’s Star, that after leaving ‘mackerel money’ for his family, “… mi guh buy one Delco, cause yuh done no sey wi a artiste an mi haffi […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Flying zinc, helping others and my mother (Part I)

If they weren’t huddled inside The Gleaner building on North Street working round-the-clock covering Hurricane Dean, our journalists were busy doing what everyone was trying to do: survive it. Published in parts I, II and III are the individual experiences of the Gleaner Online team … Jermaine Evans, Gleaner Online Reporter At home in downtown […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Flying zinc, helping others and my mother (Part II)

If they weren’t huddled inside The Gleaner building on North Street working round-the-clock covering Hurricane Dean, our journalists were busy doing what everyone was trying to do – survive it. Published in parts I, II and III are the individual experiences of the Online team … Dayne Morrison, Gleaner Online Reporter While some choose to […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Flying zinc, helping others and my mother (Part III)

If they weren’t huddled inside The Gleaner building on North Street working round-the-clock covering Hurricane Dean, our journalists were busy doing what everyone was trying to do: survive it. Published in parts I, II and III are the individual experiences of the Gleaner Online team … Kerry-Ann Bercher, Gleaner Online Reporter Hurricane Dean was my […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Dean damage in Long Bay, Portland

Renae Simpson Reid, a 32-year-old journalism student at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, from Boston in Portland, e-mailed us her photographs of the damage caused to the nearby community of Long Bay: Photo by Renae Simpson Reid: the main road in Long Bay, Portland which had to cleared of sand swept over […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Did animals warn of Hurricane Dean?

Jaevion Nelson, Gleaner Online Reporter The howling of the dog they say, tells that someone will die soon. While in the South Asian Tsunami of 2004 flamingos and elephants were seen fleeing to the Mountains before the tsunami attack. Hurricane Dean Watch has already received similar reports this time around. But can pets really help […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Residents kill croc in Portland Cottage

A reader gave us these photographs of a crocodile which might have been trying to escape from Hurricane Dean on Sunday night. However the crocodile never contended with the residents of Portland Cottage, Clarendon. Encountering the crocodile they duly chopped and shot to the creature to death. However those residents should be aware that crocodiles […]