Foreign Affairs Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, says no Jamaican national has thus far lost their lives to the passing of Hurricane Ian in Cuba or the United States.

She gave the update in the Upper House this afternoon.

Hurricane Ian struck Cuba this week and Southern Florida yesterday causing billions of dollars in damage.

Over twenty people have lost their lives to the storm.

Minister Johnson Smith says, the Jamaican government stands by to assist the people of Cuba who’ve begun recovering from the Hurricane.

She’s also urging Jamaicans in the United States to remain vigilant as the now downgraded storm continues to affect the country.

Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.