'We Should Not Be Surprised' - Dr. Lyew-Ayee Jr Laments Poor Behaviour, Failure To Use Research Data Among Causes Of Flooding

The authorities should not be surprised at areas left devastated by floods earlier this week, argues geologist Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, who insists that poor planning and behavioural practices, as well as the failure to use research data to inform decisions, continue to rack up billions in unnecessary loss for Jamaica.

"This shouldn't be something that we should be surprised about. And I am not being cold and callous by saying big deal," said Lyew-Ayee, the director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute based at the University of the West Indies. "The fact is, development authorities need to actually use this information and do something about it. Instead of saying, 'Where this come from? How could this have happened? We need to do something about this. We need to do a study.' And I am asking, Why? It's been done.".......

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