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Relief ship leaves Jamaica for Dominica

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 9:30 AM

Bahamian ship, Lawrence Major, is on its way to hurricane ravaged Dominica after leaving Jamaica yesterday with more than 60,000 pounds of cargo.

The ship arrived in Kingston on Tuesday and was loaded with relief supplies donated by Scotiabank, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Jamaica Information Service, Red Stripe, the Broadcasting Commission, Food for the Poor and Jamaican Citizens.

The vessel was also loaded with supplies to support members of the Jamaica Defence Force and Linesmen from the Jamaica Public Service who are currently deployed in Dominica.

Since the September 18 hurricane the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has arranged a number of other shipments through Caribbean Airlines.

ODPEM is advising the public that while it has closed the collection facility for relief supplies, monetary donations can still be made to any branch of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) account number 21-2387304.