Digging and hauling of sand from the Rio Cobre River on the road

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Title

Digging and hauling of sand from the Rio Cobre River on the road

Description

"Undermining river control: Digging and hauling of sand from the Rio Cobre bed on the road to Portmore from Spanish Town is a profitable occupation for these trucks and scores of others. But some people have become reckless in their greed and have started digging under the foundations of the concrete Groynes nearby which were erected for river training and protection from disastrous flooding in case of heavy rains."

Subject

Rio Cobre (St. Catherine, Jamaica); Rivers - Jamaica; Sand; Sand and gravel industry - Jamaica

Creator

Daily News

Date

25-Aug-1977

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Rivers

Identifier

D0009113

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Daily News, “Digging and hauling of sand from the Rio Cobre River on the road,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed August 14, 2022, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/8240.