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Rains drench police barracks


RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Rains drench police barracks

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THE RECENT HEAVY RAINS have been anything but a blessing for lawmen at the District “A” Police station.

Their living quarters at the Station Hill, St Michael complex have been left soggy following the frequent downpours in the past weeks.

Photographs obtained by the DAILY NATION highlighted the plight of the officers who want the problem fixed urgently.

They show missing ceiling tiles, with water getting into the officers’ barracks leaving pools of water, as was the case last weekend when the island was drenched by torrential rainfall.

One officer, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said the problem had been ongoing for years.

“They attempted repairs about twice since I was here, but it was going on before. A man came, but . . . it even worse than before,” the officer said.

The lawman also pointed out that with the constant rain, the barracks had also become a breeding site for mosquitoes.

“The pictures only show one side of the barracks. There are two barracks, and both have the same issues, but the side shown in the photos is the worst, and that is actually a good day. On a bad day we have to walk through water to get to our lockers, and move our beds away from the wall.”

More details on this story can be found in the DAILY NATION or in our e-paper.

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