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Gov't helping Jamaican farm workers in Canada affected by fire

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2016 | 8:41 PM
Robinson ... the Jamaican liaison service in Canada has been providing support to the displaced workers.

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson says the government is seeking to assist the Jamaican farm workers in Canada who have been displaced as a result of a fire.

Two weeks ago, the belongings of 30 Jamaicans were razed during a fire that destroyed the dormitory.

Robinson says the Jamaican liaison service in Canada has been providing support to the displaced workers.

She says efforts are being made to issue the Jamaicans with new passports, which were lost in the fire, and to provide them with other support services.

Robinson says members of the Jamaican Diaspora have also been assisting the farm workers.

 

Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson

The labour and social security minister says the workers have been temporarily relocated by their employer and liaison personnel have visited the location to ensure its suitability.

Robinson says she’s to receive a full report on the matter.

In addition, she says she plans to travel to Canada this week to visit the Jamaicans.