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  • The Government of Jamaica will be extending further support to Dominica, as the Caribbean island recovers from the severe impact of Tropical Storm Erika.
  • Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said that key state agencies have met to examine the immediate needs of Dominica in an effort to determine the extent of Jamaica’s contribution to the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
  • She was speaking at a Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister’s Western Regional Office in Montego Bay on Friday (September 4).

The Government of Jamaica will be extending further support to Dominica, as the Caribbean island recovers from the severe impact of Tropical Storm Erika.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said that key state agencies have met to examine the immediate needs of Dominica in an effort to determine the extent of Jamaica’s contribution to the recovery and rebuilding efforts.

She was speaking at a Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister’s Western Regional Office in Montego Bay on Friday (September 4).

She said that the Government of Jamaica has so far pledged to donate one US$100,000, two bailey bridges and technical expertise in the areas of health and engineering.

“The Hon. Prime Minister has spoken to the Prime Minister of Dominica and consultations are ongoing between the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to outline our strategy for extending medical assistance to the country in keeping with this identified need,” Minister Falconer stated.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, extended sympathy to the Government and people of Dominica for the loss of lives, the destruction of property and  infrastructure wreaked on the country by the storm a week ago.

She said Jamaica shares a sense of grief arising from the loss of lives and stands in solidarity with the people of Dominica to assist in any way possible with the rehabilitation efforts to restore normality.