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Jamaica ships J$50m in relief supplies to Dominica

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Persons look at sink holes in the road next to the capital's main market, caused by Tropical Storm Erika in Roseau, Dominica

A shipment of bridge infrastructure and other materials valued at close to J$50 million left Jamaica for Dominica this week.

The shipment left Tank-Weld Jamaica’s Rio Bueno port in Trelawny and marks the fulfilment of a pledge made nearly two months ago when a tropical storm caused widespread damage across Dominica.

The donation, which was arranged by the works ministry through a joint public-private sector partnership, includes two Bailey bridges, six tons of steel provided by Tank-Weld and 18 tons of cement.

State Minister for Works Richard Azan, who was on hand to witness the shipment depart the island, said it was the largest donation of relief items Jamaica has ever donated to another country.

He said it was Jamaica’s way of showing solidarity with the people of Dominica.