Jamaica Pledges US$100k to Dominica & Antigua

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The Jamaican government has pledged USD$100,000 or approximately $13-million each to the hurricane-ravaged islands of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.

The pledge was made by Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, in the House of Representatives this afternoon.

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The three islands have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Mr. Holness says 120 members of the Jamaica Defence Force have been deployed to Dominica to provide assistance.

He says all Jamaicans who’ve chosen to return to home from the hurricane-ravaged islands have also been airlifted.

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Mr. Holness says now more than ever should Jamaica look out for its regional neighbours.

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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness says more than 200 recruits have successfully completed the first phase of the National Service Corps.

Addressing the House of Representatives this afternoon, Mr. Holness says this augurs well for the future of Jamaica’s development.

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The National Service Corps was launched by Prime Minister Holness earlier this year.

It will see nearly 1,000 youngsters trained annually by the JDF in an effort to capture the nation’s unattached youth.

Mr. Holness says the country will benefit from the instilling of the core values of the JDF into our youth.

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