Jamaica Red Cross

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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Hurricane Gustav, a category three storm carrying winds of up to 185 kilometres an hour, has now hit the North American coast.

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Central Village St Catherine
Mailing address: 76 Arnold Road
Kingston 5 Jamaica West Indies

Postal Address:

76 Arnold Road
Kingston 5

Contact Information:

Tel: (1) (876) 984 7860/7861/7862
Fax: (1) (876) 984 8272
Email: secretariat@jamaicaredcross.org
Web: http://www.jamaicaredcross.org

Language of correspondence: English


  • President: Dr. Dennis EDWARDS
  • Immediate Past President: Mr. Marin GOODEN
  • Vice-President: Ms Dormah HARRISON
  • Vice-President: Mr Jaslin SALMON
  • Director General: Ms Yvonne CLARKE
  • Treasurer General: Mr Errol JONES
  • Chair Membership & Volunteer Management: Mrs Rosemarie VERNON
  • Chair, Youth: Mrs Beverley HARRIS
  • Chairman, Emergency Services: Mr Errol ALLIMAN
  • Chairman, Fundraising: Mr Leon MITCHELL
  • Head of Strategic Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: Ms Shauna-Kaye ROWE
  • Chairman, Public Relations: Ms Allison WATSON
  • Deputy Director General: Mrs Lois HUE
  • Legal Advisor: Mr Oswald BURCHENSON
  • Recording Secretary: Miss Audrey MULLINGS
  • Director Emergency Services: Mrs Marcia ALEXANDER
  • Legal Advisor/Chairt, Cairew Section: Mrs Carole POWELL
  • Legal Advisor/Chair, Care Section: Mrs Rosemarie NEALE-IRVING

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