Saturday, December 15, 2007
Hurricane Dean Still Wrecking Havoc
It seems months after Hurricane Dean that it is stll causing controversy on the island. The Jamaica Observer reports today that the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is now suspected of filing false claims for clean up. The agency said, too, that until those investigations are complete, it will halt payments to the said group of contractors.
A quote from Joan Gordon-Weblley, (Executive Director of NSWMA) states, " "During a review of the list of the contractors... it was noticed that some of the licence plates listed were not for commercial vehicles although, the equipment indicated on the list were commercial," Gordon-Webley told reporters."
Well, I only hope the decison not to pay the contractores does not have the garbage piling up on the streets. The bill for the clean-up, according to the NSWMA boss, totalled $244.9 million, $197.9 of which has already been paid out.