Archive for March 11th, 2020

Smoke clears as dump fire under control

Smoke clears as dump fire under control

| 11/03/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters are now working towards finally extinguishing the current landfill fire after working persistently for the last four days to bring the blaze under control and systematically tackle the emerging hot spots and flare ups. At 4pm Wednesday officials said that the fire service crews as well as staff from the Department of Environmental […]

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Ministry quits Smith Cove plans

Ministry quits Smith Cove plans

| 11/03/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The planning ministry has announced that it has decided not to proceed with plans to ‘enhance’ Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) in a rare response to the people’s wishes. In a short release Wednesday, ministry officials said the Smith Barcadere Committee agreed that the project should not be pursued. The news comes just as […]

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Smoke persists as dump continues to burn

Smoke persists as dump continues to burn

| 11/03/2020 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Thick smoke was still billowing across parts of George Town and Seven Mile Beach on Wednesday morning as the dump continued burning for the fifth day. Government officials said that while fire crews had made progress overnight, the landfill fire was still ablaze, with new flare-ups across the garbage mound leading to “varying smoke […]

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OfReg reveals fuel tank leak at Rubis

OfReg reveals fuel tank leak at Rubis

| 11/03/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator issued a press release Tuesday, in which it revealed for the first time that a fuel spill had occurred in November last year at one of the tanks at the Jackson Point Terminal, which holds fuel for the retailer Rubis. OfReg said that it was investigating this leak at the South […]

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