Jolyn Bryan, Gleaner Writer
MORANT BAY, St Thomas:
THE JAMAICA National Building Society Foundation (JNBS), through its Member Advisory Council, last week made a generous donation of over $500,000 worth of equipment to the Morant Bay Fire Station and St Thomas Police Division.
The equipment, which includes an 8hp water pump, a chainsaw, generator and cloaks and flashlights, is expected to come in handy during the Atlantic Hurricane season which began on June 1. The pieces of equipment were donated with the expressed hope that they will aid in the recovery of the parish in the event of the passage of a hurricane. Prompted by a commitment made by Earl Jarrett, general manager of JNBS, during a tour of St Thomas, following Hurricane Sandy last October, the equipment was handed over at a short ceremony held last week Thursday at the Morant Bay Fire Station.
The water pump, cloaks and flashlights were accepted by Denzil Roper, deputy to the superintendent, and the chainsaw and generator by Superintendent Merrick Watson on behalf of the police.
police also assisted
Superintendent Watson thanked the foundation for its generosity and also expressed delight in receiving the items, which he said would go a far way in ensuring that the police could maintain law and order during emergency situations. Edison Taylor, sales manager of JNBS Port Antonio and Morant Bay branches, also pledged tocontinue to support St Thomas, and explained that the foundation would be endeavouring to fill other needs that arose in the parish.