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    • Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, is urging Jamaicans to continue to conserve on their use of water and to protect the water resources close to their communities.
    • The Minister’s appeal comes as a result of projections by the Meteorological Service that drought conditions could continue into March 2015.
    • Mr. Pickersgill said although there has been some level of rainfall, primarily in western Jamaica, eastern parishes continue to show a decline in rainfall, which means that “we are still experiencing drought in a number of parishes”.

    Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, is urging Jamaicans to continue to conserve on their use of water and to protect the water resources close to their communities.

    The Minister’s appeal comes as a result of projections by the Meteorological Service that drought conditions could continue into March 2015.

    Addressing a land titling ceremony at the National Police College of Jamaica in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine on November 20, Mr. Pickersgill said although there has been some level of rainfall, primarily in western Jamaica, eastern parishes continue to show a decline in rainfall, which means that “we are still experiencing drought in a number of parishes”.

    The Minister informed that the parishes recording well below normal rainfall are: St. Thomas, St. Mary; Portland; Clarendon; Manchester; St. Catherine; and Kingston and St. Andrew.

    He said nine parishes remain just above drought conditions with Clarendon and St. Thomas experiencing severe drought, while St. Mary and Manchester are experiencing normal drought conditions.

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