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Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has commended Jamaicans for the level of preparedness that was demonstrated before the passage of Hurricane Dean as well as for their participation in clean-up activities after the hurricane.
“I would like to commend the Jamaican people because it was evident that not only were the government, the state agencies and the non- governmental organizations (NGOs) working with us prepared, but even better prepared this time around were our people,” she stated.
The Prime Minister, who was addressing a special post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House yesterday (Aug. 20), to give a preliminary assessment of the hurricane damage and outline plans for recovery, also lauded visitors for their participation in clean-up activities at various hotels across the island.
Highlighting the invaluable contribution of the various NGOs during the preparation phase, Mrs. Simpson Miller has high prize for Food for the Poor, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA), and the Catholic Relief Services. “I would like to thank them for their support,” she stated.
In the meantime, the Prime Minister indicated that priority attention was being given to the re-opening of schools, public health and the restoration of electricity and water, as Jamaica recovers from Hurricane Dean.

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