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Twenty-one educational institutions will participate in the St. James Parish Council’s third annual Disaster Education Awareness Programme, April to May this year.
Spearheaded by the Council’s Disaster Preparedness Unit to support public education on effective disaster preparedness and management, the programme will be highlighted by students and adults competing for attractive prizes in quiz and poster events.
Speaking at a press conference at the Council’s Chambers recently, Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Charles Sinclair, said that he was pleased that the programme was running for the third consecutive year, affording citizens of St. James the chance to learn about disaster mitigation.
“The continuation of this essential programme symbolises the Council’s will to stimulate participation from institutions from within the parish, and members of the public, in an effort to promote dialogue and action on the issue of disaster preparedness,” Mayor Sinclair said.
Alluding to the theme of the competition, ‘The more I know, the more I am prepared’, he urged students and adults to join the competition and prepare themselves for any eventualities.
Supervisor of the Sales and Marketing Department at Supreme Ventures, Charlene Cowan, handed over three trophies to the Council for first, second and third placed winners in the quiz competition. She also wished participating schools and adults well in their efforts.
“We are pleased to be a part of this programme for another year. We pledge to continue to do our part in ensuring the programme’s sustainability and success,” Ms. Cowan said.

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