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Friday, January 9, 2009

Jamaica: Residents seize water truck from low-life operator

Sherwood Content residents protest against lack

Frustrated with the continued lack of water, scores of residents of Sherwood Content in Trelawny Friday blocked the main road.

The residents also commandeered a water truck owned by the Falmouth Parish Council.

They claimed the operator of the unit was selling water.

The community has been receiving attention following the exploits of its hero Usain Bolt in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

But today they were not happy.

Friday morning they used their bodies to block the road, and confiscated the key of the Parish Council's Water Truck.

Mayor of Falmouth
Colin Gager said the Parish Council is providing water to residents free of cost and urged them to come forward if they were being charged.

"We are not in the habit of selling water to the public, this is offered really to just to help the residents who are in dire need," he said.

The key to the water truck was handed over after the police intervened.

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