$804,000 Contributed to Relief Fund for Dominica

Photo: Vanessa Silvera Public Community Relations Specialist with Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners, Melissa Newman (left); Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Major Clive Davis (second right), and Deputy Director General, Richard Thompson (right), assist in displaying a replica of a cheque valued $804,000, donated by the companies for the Dominica hurricane relief effort at a ceremony held at ODEPM’s offices in Kingston today (November 21). Also pictured are staff members of the companies.

Story Highlights

  • A sum of $804,000 has been contributed to the Dominica hurricane relief effort by Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners.
  • Speaking at the handover ceremony today (November 21) at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Kingston, Director General of the agency, Major Clive Davis, said it is encouraging that despite the region being beset by hazards, persons can still find the wherewithal to help those in need.
  • He informed that members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) who are on the island assisting with the rescue task will return shortly, adding that along with personnel from the National Works Agency (NWA), they have done a “tremendous” job.

A sum of $804,000 has been contributed to the Dominica hurricane relief effort by Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners.

Speaking at the handover ceremony today (November 21) at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Kingston, Director General of the agency, Major Clive Davis, said it is encouraging that despite the region being beset by hazards, persons can still find the wherewithal to help those in need.

Part of the funds was raised by staff, and then matched by the companies to aid the country, which was recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

Major Davis pointed out that Jamaicans are always “more than willing to lend a hand”.

He informed that members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) who are on the island assisting with the rescue task will return shortly, adding that along with personnel from the National Works Agency (NWA), they have done a “tremendous” job.

Major Davis said the recovery of the islands that suffered most from the hurricane will be “long and painful”, and noted that although the hurricane season will end in another week, “hurricanes can still form and impact us”.

Meanwhile, Public Community Relations Specialist with the companies, Melissa Newman, told the gathering that this is a proud “moment” in the effort to assist others in need.

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