Entries Tagged as 'Aftermath'

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Bog Walk Gorge – Before and After Gustav

The roadway through the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine, which was severely damaged by flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Gustav in August, was officially re-opened on Sunday, October 5, by Minister of Transport and Works, Michael Henry. Mr. Henry stated that the closure of the roadway impacted the economic activities of persons using the […]

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Public Service Announcement: Motorists warned not to cross Grants Pen Fording

The Police are warning motorists not to attempt to cross the Grants Pen Fording in St. Andrew. Motorists are being urged to use alternative routes. Jamaica is currently under a flash flood warning. A flash flood watch means flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures and to keep informed by […]

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Hurricane Gilbert – 20th Anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert. For most Jamaicans, Hurricane Gilbert was the worst hurricane to hit Jamaica since “ ’The 51 storm”. For some, recalling the events of this notorious hurricane may bring back bitter sweet memories. For those who died, with their loved ones, their memories still live on. A tropical wave […]

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Remembering Ivan – September 10 -12, 2004

    On September 10-12, 2004, the centre of Ivan passed near Jamaica, causing significant wind and flood damage. Looters were reported roaming the streets of Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston (which appeared deserted), robbing emergency workers at gunpoint. Overall, 17 people were killed in Jamaica and 18,000 people were left homeless as a result of […]

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Hope River Residents Marooned

Residents of Kintyre Close near to the Hope River speak to the Gleaner after the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav.

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Harbour View’s Bailey Bridge

The bridge that passes over the Hope River, in Harbour View was damaged as a result of the strong winds and rain associated with Tropical Storm Gustav.  However, Jamaican’s still went about their daily chores and to work, even before the Bailey Bridge was complete.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

‘Back To School’ after Gustav

Tacky High School A team from the Gleaner toured the parish of St Mary as part of its ‘Back To School’ coverage today. Look out for the full report in tomorrow’s Jamaica Gleaner as we speak with the principals and vice principals of the affected schools. Exclusive audio and video footage will also be on […]

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Are you still without water or light or both?

The Gleaner, Power 106FM and www.go-jamaica.com would like to assist the utility companies of Jamaica to help the public. Can you leave a comment if your community is without light or water or blocked off as a result of land slippage? You do not need to leave your name. We just need the name of […]

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

List of damaged schools

Below is a listing of schools in Jamaica that will not open tomorrow as a result of damage. Schools with significant damage to the roof: Fair Prospect Primary Fair Prospect High Manchioneal All-Age Islington High Reach All-Age Happy Grove High St Mary High Tacky High School Lime Hall Primary August Town Primary Schools that are […]

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Gustav Aftermath: ‘Schools’ opening delayed

Chief Education Officer, Jasper Lawrence said some schools will not open on Wednesday as scheduled due to significant damage associated with Tropical Storm Gustav. Mr. Lawrence said the Ministry is now in the process of compiling a list of those schools. He said the schools would resume on a phased basis. He said the Office […]