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Review of disaster shelters underway – McKenzie

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 3:37 PMJerome Reynolds

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says a review of the country’s disaster shelters is now underway.

McKenzie has informed that there are 900 shelters across the island.

He says the exercise will determine those that are in need of repair or those that should be closed.

He says the Ministry of Labour has so far visited more than 700 facilities.


Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie

The local government minister was speaking yesterday at the launch of Disaster Preparedness Month and observance of the start of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Meanwhile, McKenzie says the promised review of the country’s drainage system is now underway.

He says the process is being handled by the technical staff at the local government ministry along with the National Works Agency and local authorities.

The Government indicated that a review would be undertaken in light of recent floods.