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  • Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed sadness at the impact of earthquakes, which have affected Japan as well as Ecuador over the past few days
  • He recognized Japan as a true friend of the people of Jamaica and called on Jamaicans to keep the people of Japan in their prayers in their time of distress.
  • The Prime Minister noted that while natural disasters do happen, he is deeply saddened by the devastating impact in both countries on families and their economies.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness has expressed sadness at the impact of earthquakes, which have affected Japan as well as Ecuador over the past few days.

The Prime Minister extended Jamaica’s condolences to the Government and people of Japan and pledged Jamaica’s support as they seek to recover from two earthquakes which have severely damaged sections of the country and caused the loss of so many lives.

He recognized Japan as a true friend of the people of Jamaica and called on Jamaicans to keep the people of Japan in their prayers in their time of distress. He further expressed to Japanese nationals living in Jamaica, including the Japanese Ambassador, sincere hope that their families at home are safe and advised that the Jamaican mission in Japan is checking on the well-being of Jamaicans who live in Japan are safe.

Prime Minister Holness also expressed to the Government and people of Ecuador sadness at the damage and injuries in that country and called on all Jamaicans to take some time today to keep the people of Ecuador in their prayers.

The Prime Minister noted that while natural disasters do happen, he is deeply saddened by the devastating impact in both countries on families and their economies.

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