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The St. James Parish Council is staging its third annual Disaster Education Awareness competition, which will see some 21 schools and members of the public competing for attractive prizes, while learning about disaster preparedness and mitigation.
Held under the theme: ‘The more I know, the more I am prepared’ the competition, which comprises a quiz and poster segment, is being spearheaded by the Council’s Disaster Preparedness Unit, as part of its public education programme.
Speaking at a press conference at the St. James Parish Council Chambers recently, Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the Parish Council, Charles Sinclair, said that the competition, which is in its third year, is aimed at stimulating participation from institutions across the parish and members of the public, in an effort to promote dialogue and action on disaster preparedness.
The award ceremony is slated for May 15 at the Day O’ Restaurant in Montego Bay and cash prizes of $15,000, $10,000, and $6, 000 will be presented to first, second and third places, respectively, in addition to gift baskets, trophies, plagues, certificates and medals.
Supreme Ventures is one of the major sponsors and will be awarding trophies to the first three places.
“We are pleased to be a part of this disaster education programme for another year. We pledge to continue to do our part in ensuring the programme’s sustainability and success,” said Supervisor for Sales and Marketing at Supreme Ventures, Charlene Cowan.