A Thank You Note from The Editor

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I would like to say thank you for all your support throughout the academic year. The Publications Committee has been so appreciative of all your kind words and encouragement. We are proud of the fact that we have published an issue every month, something that had never been accomplished in the years before. We could not have achieved this goal without you. 

That being said, I hope you continue to support our blog throughout the next academic year and contribute to the Precedent to make it even better than it is.

Blessings, 

Kathryn 

RIVERTON CITY LANDFILL: AN ILLEGALITY PERMITTED IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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The Riverton City Landfill or the Riverton Dump as it is affectionately called has been serving Jamaica for many years.  Apart from the storage of solid waste, the Riverton City Landfill has also been responsible for filling the skies of the corporate area with smog at least once per year after fires. This doesn’t happen regularly however, it occurs often enough and results in a sufficient degree of damage to cause a slew of backlash and criticisms directed at the landfill’s managing authority, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). It therefore came as no surprise, that with the latest landfill fire occurring in March, complaints and concerns were once again raised about the landfill’s operations. In addition to the usual concerns and complaints, came renewed vigour to the debate that the Riverton City Landfill is operating without an environmental permit.

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Exam Study Guide

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Examinations are upon us and some of us are scrambling to get it all in. Some courses may be considered heavier than others but don’t worry, straight A’s are possible. We all have our study goals and formulae, but do we really stringently follow them? Nevertheless amidst our own study routines, there is hope; a few tips as suggested by our second and third year students that may help to ease the burden:

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