“It is not economically viable for the NWC to provide an efficient service and to generate a surplus that could be adequately reinvested if we take on some of these remote [and hard-to-reach] communities… it’s just not possible,” President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, said. Story Highlights “In most of these communities, the population is not concentrated, they are sparsely dispersed across a large area and when you put in that level of investment (in terms of infrastructure), it is going to cost a lot, which you are not likely to recoup. We are into centralised systems,” he added. The National Water Commission (NWC) is encouraging Jamaicans living in deep rural communities to explore using tanks and catchment facilities to store potable water for domestic use.“It is not economically viable for the NWC to provide an efficient service and to generate a surplus that could be adequately reinvested if we take on some of these remote [and hard-to-reach] communities… it’s just not possible,” President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, said.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on January 11, the President pointed out that the provision of potable water has become a costly undertaking and in some areas it is extremely expensive to provide the infrastructure to pipe water to some homes.“In most of these communities, the population is not concentrated, they are sparsely dispersed across a large area and when you put in that level of investment (in terms of infrastructure), it is going to cost a lot, which you are not likely to recoup. We are into centralised systems,” he added.He explained that putting in the infrastructure in some areas has become so expensive that it would be unwise to proceed without some form of direct subsidy from the Government to offset the cost.Mr. Barnett noted that there are a number of those communities and it would be more suitable to have other systems to provide potable water.“Those days when people used to invest in rainwater harvesting, we need to revisit that. It’s a significant area that must be part of any solution in solving and providing access to potable water. We have to now look again at community catchment systems,” he suggested.“Tanks that were community catchments, those need to be revitalised, reactivated and utilised as part of the modality of providing water,” he added.Mr. Barnett said that where Municipal Corporations operate these facilities, including major stand-alone wells and water acquirers that are used to provide piped water to small communities, the NWC will assist by providing experts to guide their efficient operations. The National Water Commission (NWC) is encouraging Jamaicans living in deep rural communities to explore using tanks and catchment facilities to store potable water for domestic use.
Published on August 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm With the 2017 Syracuse football season set to begin Friday night, beat writers Joe Bloss, Sam Fortier, Matthew Gutierrez and Tomer Langer explain their predictions. The Orange, led by second-year head coach Dino Babers, open Sept. 2 in the Carrier Dome and begin conference play Sept. 30 at North Carolina State. SU owns one of the nation’s toughest schedules.Joe BlossTwo is better than oneRecord: 6-6MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: healthEach of Dino Babers’ previous head coaching gigs have seen improved results in Year 2. This one will be no different. Syracuse will lose some ugly games to very good teams, but take care of business against its nonpowerhouse opponents. A thin injury report will be key. See you at the TK Bowl.Sam FortierTaking care of businessAdvertisementThis is placeholder textRecord: 5-7MVP: Zaire FranklinX-Factor: Defensive lineThere are five games on Syracuse’s schedule that it has an “OK” to “good” chance of winning: Central Connecticut, Middle Tennessee, Central Michigan, Wake Forest and Boston College. There are five “ha, good one” games: at Louisiana State, Clemson, at Florida State, at Miami and at Louisville. This leaves two tough but winnable games: home against Pittsburgh and at North Carolina State. A tough schedule strains the Orange enough to put it on the wrong side of those contests, but Dino Babers’ offense lives up to the hype in Year 2. Overall, Syracuse wins the games it should.Matthew GutierrezHere I Go AgainRecord: 4-8MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: Defensive lineQueue Whitesnake’s flagship song, “Here I Go Again,” as Syracuse football embarks on another season that leaves fans yearning for basketball season well before November. A winning record and bowl eligibility, both of which have eluded the program since 2013, will elude SU at least one or two more years. One of the nation’s toughest schedules allows the Orange no room for error. This team will be considerably better than that of last year, but SU finishes the year 1-8 after a 3-0 start.Tomer LangerNot quite thereRecord: 5-7MVP: Zaire FranklinX-Factor: SecondaryI don’t doubt that this year’s team will be better than last year’s team. But that improvement might not necessarily make a dent in the wins column with the tough nonconference schedule on top of an always-daunting ACC slate. We know what this offense can do, and as long as Dungey is healthy, it should keep clicking. The secondary was ravaged by injury last season, but veteran safety Antwan Cordy is back and the entire unit is confident heading into the season. Whether it can live up to that confidence will be vital. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Previous articlePublic Health Advice For Bank Holiday WeekendNext articleLimerick Post Show | Ann-Marie O’Connor fundraiser David Raleigh Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp GARDA Headquarters is making fresh enquiries into the murder of Limerick teenager Jeffrey Hannan, who was beaten to death 14 years ago.Assistant Garda Commissioner Michael Finn traveled to Limerick earlier this week to meet the victim’s father Alan Hannan, it’s emerged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Hannan said he shared concerns at the meeting about allegations that a former garda shredded a witness statement relating to his son’s murder in order to protect certain individuals.The former garda was not involved in the garda investigation into the Hannan murder, and they retired from the force while appealing findings of an internal garda disciplinary probe into the claims against them.This individual was facing a second internal disciplinary probe into claims they perverted the course of justice.The internal disciplinary proceeding were dropped when the Garda retired.A peer review of the Hannan murder probe is presently being conducted within the Limerick Garda Division under the direction of Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche.Assistant Commissioner Finn is also examining the murder investigation files.The serious claims against the former garda are being separately investigated by the Garda Ombudsman Commission Office (GSOC).While GSOC has been aware of the allegations against the former Garda for the past two years, it officially began its investigation last January.It’s understood GSOC investigators were awaiting the outcome of internal garda procedures before officially launching their own probe.The GSOC criminal probe is running under Section 98 of the Garda Siochana Act which allows GSOC to investigate a former Garda if claims against them relate to when they were serving in the force.A GSOC spokesman said this investigation is “ongoing”, and that it was “making no comment at this time as a result”.Alan Hannan said after having met with Ass Commissioner Finn he has “renewed hope” of getting justice for his innocent son.Jeffrey Hannan (19) was beaten to death with an axe before being dragged across a green area at O’Malley Park, Southill, on November 22, 2007.He was walking home from a night out when he encountered a group of individuals drinking at a bonfire where he met his death, not far from his home.Twenty people have been arrested in relation to the murder probe but no one has been charged in connection with the killing.Last February, Mr Hannan said he had “lost confidence” in the original murder investigation. Around the same time Garda Commissioner Harris appeared as a guest on the Late Late Show on RTE and told host Ryan Tubridy he was focussed on giving victims “who might otherwise be silent, a voice, and an opportunity for justice”.Speaking now, Mr Hannan said he is “thankful” to the Commissioner for sending a representative to meet him in Limerick.“I just want the gardai to help me, that’s all. This is going on 14 years, and it has been dragging me and my family down for so long,” Mr Hannan said.“It’s about time it ended, I just want justice for my son,” he added. Email LimerickNewsGarda headquarters making fresh enquiries into murder of Limerick teenager following internal probe into claims Garda shredded witness statementBy David Raleigh – April 30, 2021 4634 Print Advertisement
Sri Lankan authorities had in 2009 sought Interpol assistance to arrest Sicille Kotelawala, one of the main suspects in the Rs 26 billion Golden Key credit card fraud. She was arrested on February 4 after returning to the country at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The Mt Lavinia Magistrate had issued a warrant for her arrest. (Colombo Gazette) The Colombo Colombo High Court today rejected bail for Sicille Kotelawala and further remanded her till April 27.Sicille Kotelawala, wife of businessman Lalith Kotelawala, was remanded till today and when she was presented in court earlier this month and her bail application was taken up for hearing today.