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Jamaica dispatches water trucks amid drought

March 1, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s government is dispatching water trucks to the drought-parched west of the island.

The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change says that at least six parishes have been affected, including the one that holds the popular tourist spot of Montego Bay.

Officials said in a statement Friday that they have approved more than $185,000 for the water trucks.

Jamaica’s dry season runs until late March.

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