Monday, April 15, 2024

Molasses mess


Share post:


This is the cry from residents of St Stephen’s Hill in St Michael, where the illegal dumping of molasses earlier this year posed a health issue for many.

The three pools of molasses have since all been covered. However, a new problem has been uncovered and the stench emanating from Rogers Quarry in Robinson Close is still alive. 

In January, when the decades-old pools were discovered, acting deputy chief environmental health officer Francina Bascombe had indicated that the molasses was biodegradable and residents would mostly suffer from the stench which would eventually dissipate. She also indicated that the three pools were being covered.

However, the covered molasses is now seeping out of the ground, causing a stink and attracting flies that are affecting the residents.

Janice Ward (below), who has lived in Robinson Close for 26 years, was furious that the matter had not been dealt with properly. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Fogging Schedule: April 15 to 19

A number of communities in St Michael and Christ Church will be fogged by the Ministry of Health...

Former Surinamese president Bouterse ineligible to enter United States

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on former Surinamese President Desiré Delano Bouterse and six former Surinamese...

Gunners failed to fire against Villa

Aston Villa produced an outstanding performance to stun Arsenal at Emirates Stadium and leave Manchester City in pole...

Liverpool’s title hopes hit by loss to Palace

Andy Robertson insisted Liverpool will "keep fighting" despite their Premier League title hopes suffering a huge blow as...