• JIS News

    The St. Mary Disaster Committee has planned a number of events to mark January as Earthquake Awareness Month.
    St. Mary Disaster Coordinator, Yolande Williams, told JIS News that the month will feature a special week of observances from January 13 to 19, which include a church service this Sunday at the New Testament Church of God in Trinity, Port Maria.
    The official launching ceremony will be held on Tuesday (Jan. 15) at the St. Mary Parish Library, which will feature displays and performances by students of several schools in the parish.
    Other events for the month include earthquake awareness seminars for business operators in Port Maria and Annotto Bay at the Port Maria Civic Centre on Tuesday (Jan. 22), and at the Catholic Church Hall in Annotto Bay on Tuesday (Jan. 29), respectively.
    Miss Williams said that an earthquake simulation exercise is also being planned for Port Maria, and that she, along with representatives of the St. Mary Fire Department, will be making visits to a number of schools in the parish during the month, to make presentations aimed at increasing the awareness of the students about earthquakes.
    Those schools that will be visited include Port Maria Primary, Annotto Bay High, St. Mary Technical, Brimmervale High and Hampstead All-age.

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