NSWMA calls for patience


Thursday, November 01, 2012 | 11:43 AM    

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has called on members of the public to exercise patience as they continue their clean up exercise across the island, following the passage of Hurricane Sandy.

The NSWMA made the call as residents in a number of communities have started to raise concerns and request removal of the pile up of downed trees and other debris that have remained uncollected.

"From the storm large tree branches and other items continue to pile up in our community an’ we calling on the NSWMA to do something about the problem," said Errol, a resident in the Pembroke Hall, St Andrew community.

Errol’s plea was echoed in several communities across the Corporate Area this morning.

"Following the Hurricane the NSWMA’s response has been in three phases," community relations manager, Shauna Guthrie explained.

According to Guthrie the first part of the response was to remove debris from the roadway, then remove household items and then other large items such as tree branches.

Guthrie also called on members of the public to desist from adding large and industrial items to household garbage.





1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus


Do you think an increase in JUTC bus fares is justified at this time?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon