31 Jamaicans in Abaco, Bahamas Are Safe Post Dorian

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kamina Johnson Smith, says 31 Jamaicans have been confirmed safe and awaiting evacuation from the Hurricane ravaged Bahamian Island of Abaco.

In a statement this afternoon she says the 31 Jamaicans are expected to be evacuated from Abaco today.

They’ll  join 12 other Jamaicans who were evacuated from the Grand Cay ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

The Foreign Affairs Minister also says two Jamaican ladies, one of whom is a teacher, who were feared missing have been found safe and re-united with their families.

Minister Johnson Smith says the Ministry is making every effort to help Jamaicans connect with family members who may have been displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

The Minister is also expressing condolences to the Government and people of the Bahamas for the lives lost so far.

She is expressing hope that as Caribbean people, everyone will draw strength from the demonstrations of brotherhood resilience, and survival, emerging from this humanitarian crisis.

She says to date no report of any loss of life among Jamaicans in the Bahamas as a result of the hurricane has been received.

However, the Minister says she recognizes that there were significant Jamaican populations in Grand Bahama and Abaco, and is prayerful about any further announcements in this regard.

Over 30 people have been confirmed dead due to the passing of Hurricane Dorian.




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