A Contract Ended, An Embarrassing Interview and A Presidential Visit: Wednesday, March 18, 2015


My blogger friend Emma today posts a comprehensive summary of the Riverton fire, as well as other political happenings. I also get a shout out in today’s blog- the community of Jacques Road is installing a solar panel system to power its computer lab. This is the lab that was refurbished just over a year-and-a-half ago thanks to the help of the Canadian Navy, the Canadian High Commissioner Robert Ready and Cuso volunteers. Congratulations to all involved!

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As I opened the door just now, the aroma of chemical-laden smoke wafted in. I quickly shut it again, and am now sealed in the house. Yes, as of this afternoon (and a week after it started) the fire at the Riverton City dump is still very much alight. I just posted the statement and recommendations from a very large grouping of private sector and civil society organizations following their press briefing yesterday.

The New Kingston business center in a polluted haze a few days ago. Downtown Kingston is still smothered in smoke today.  (Photo: Gleaner) The New Kingston business center in a polluted haze a few days ago. Downtown Kingston is still smothered in smoke today. (Photo: Gleaner)

Well, this is what has happened since the weekend…

  • The board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), the government agency responsible for solid waste disposal – and the dump – has just decided that it will not renew the contract of its CEO Jennifer Edwards, which expired last month. She had been…

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