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Revival of mangrove forest at Better Hope underway

Last week an exercise involving the planting of approximately 12,000 black mangrove seedlings along the Better Hope foreshore commenced. According to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, the exercise employs 18 people from the community and is expected to result in the restoration of 450 metres of black mangroves; natural recruitment and extension of mangrove forest east along the coastline; reduction in garbage dumping along the shoreline; increase in knowledge of local communities about the importance of mangroves; increase biodiversity within the restored forest; and reduction in overtopping and flooding in the community.

Two witnesses testify in Crum-Ewing murder PI

The prosecution yesterday presented two witnesses in the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the charge of murdering Courtney Crum-Ewing. Testifying before Magistrate Judy Latchman was Elesia Browne, who was at the time of the murder a police constable attached to the Crime Scene Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department and had taken photographic evidence at the scene on the day in question.

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