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Sandy’s strong winds destroy homes and livelihoods in Jamaica

Sandy’s strong winds destroy homes and livelihoods in Jamaica

By Lancelot McCalla Following the destruction wrought upon the Caribbean by Hurricane Sandy, the Jamaica Red Cross, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security has continued to do door to door evaluations in the three most affected parishes, St. Thomas, St. Mary and Portland. With more than 18,000 homes affected in the country, it is evident that the process of recovery will...

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Central Village, St Catherine
76 Arnold Road
Jamaica West Indies
Kingston 5

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Tel: (1) (876) 984 7860/7861/7862
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  • President: Dr. Dennis EDWARDS
  • Vice President: Mr Marin GOODEN
  • Vice-President: Mr Jaslin SALMON
  • Treasurer General: Mr Errol JONES
  • Director General: Ms Yvonne CLARKE
  • Deputy Director General (Focal Point): Mrs Lois HUE
  • Chairman-CARE: Mrs Rosemarie NEALE-IRVING
  • Chairman, Public Relations: Ms Allison WATSON
  • Chairman - Finance Commission: Mr Dennis TOWNSEND
  • Chairman - Youth: Mrs Beverley HARRIS
  • Chairman - Emergency Services : Mr Errol ALLIMAN
  • Legal Advisor: Mr Oswald BURCHENSON
  • Recording Secretary: Miss Audrey MULLINGS
  • Member: Ms Susan MOORE
  • Member: Ms Hope MONROE
  • Member: Mr Dormah HARRISON

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