Outside the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, Jamaica. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS
Trash Disposal Complicates Climate Change Fight in Jamaica
By Zadie Neufville
KINGSTON, April 25, 2012 (IPS) - For more than a week this past February, the city choked on the acrid smoke that forced schools and business to close. It racked up millions of dollars in lost production and an estimated 60 million dollars in firefighting costs as the city tried to combat yet another fire at Kingston's Riverton city dump.