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Jamaica offers to help US with Matthew recovery

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 5:34 PM
National Security Minister Robert Montague

The Jamaican Government has offered assistance to the United States in its recovery efforts following the passage of Hurricane Matthew earlier this month.

National Security Minister Robert Montague extended the offer during discussions with senior representatives of the Department of Homeland Security, and the US State Department last week in Washington DC.

Montague said Jamaica’s offer is being made in light of the longstanding relationship between both countries, and the fact that the United States has always been ready to provide help.

Montague was on a two-day visit to the US capital where he attended the Sixth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue, which is part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative launched by President Barack Obama in 2009.