JDF Ready to Provide Hurricane Assistance


The Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, says it’s monitoring the disaster left by Hurricane Irma in several islands of the Caribbean.

Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer at the JDF, Major Basil Jarrett, says the organization is ready to provide assistance.

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Major Basil Jarrett says the JDF is collaborating with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management to help where possible.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.