KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Police Monday morning found a Glock 9mm pistol hidden in a garbage bin in Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11.
The Olympic Gardens Police report that about 11:45 am, lawmen acting on information conducted an operation in the area. A garbage bin was searched during the operation and the weapon was found inside ...more »
REPAIR work could begin soon on the Sandy Park section of the Sandy Gully that was damaged during heavy rain two years ago and which resulted in the deaths of five members of one family.
Residents of the informal North East St Andrew community along the bank of the gully have, for the past two years, been calling for the repairs to be done before any more houses are affected. However, they say that their calls have not been addressed and they have been given only promises.
Yesterday, National Works Agency Project Manager Sherwin Dennis told the Jamaica Observer that the contract for the work has been put to tender.
"It is going through the procurement process now," Dennis said.
The family — a mother, three of her four children and her common-law husband — died on September 29, 2010 when their house fell into the raging waters in the gully after a retaining wall gave way during heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole.
Two other houses had also collapsed in the gully.
Sandy Park is a stronghold of the ruling People's National Party, although it sits within the North East St Andrew constituency held by the Jamaica Labour Party's Delroy Chuck.
A rescue team searches for bodies in the gully in the Sandy Park community of St Andrew in
September 2010. (Observer photo)
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