Govt Assessing Economic Impact of Hurricane Matthew


The Government says it’s currently evaluating the impact the threat of Hurricane Matthew had on Jamaica’s economy.

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie told parliament this afternoon that factors such as the number of lost production hours are being taken into consideration.

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Mr. McKenzie gave details on the review of the country’s emergency response mechanisms.

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Mr. McKenzie urged persons to develop the discipline to take precaution in times of pending disaster.

Mr. McKenzie told parliament that ODPEM also has a presence in Haiti.

He says the Holness administration stands in solidarity with the people of Haiti.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.