Disaster and Evaluation Plan Being Prepared for St. James

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Jamaica News: The St. James Municipal Corporation is preparing a parish disaster and evaluation plan.

“We have already completed the document, so our next step will be tendering to actually have a consultant come in and assist us with (the execution),” said Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Tamoy Sinclair.

She was addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank held recently at the municipality’s offices in Montego Bay.

Ms. Sinclair said that the plan is in keeping with ongoing mitigation and education activities by the Disaster Management Department.

“On a daily basis we go to communities where we have meetings with residents. We do presentations in schools and businesses. Our aim is to pretty much reach the wider public in St. James and to make disaster management an integral part of citizens’ lives,” she told JIS News.

Mines and Geology Division gets Equipment (JIS)

She noted that students are targeted through the staging of an annual disaster education awareness competition.

“For 2019, we had some 22 schools in the parish entering that competition with St. James Preparatory School emerging the winner,” Ms. Sinclair said.

There are also quiz and poster competitions, as well as a performing arts contest.

“We are trying our best be very creative in how we do disaster management here,” Ms. Sinclair added.

The Disaster Preparedness Coordinator told JIS News that most of the disaster preparation activities for the parish take place prior to the hurricane season “so by the time we get to the season, most of the standard things which are required would have already been in place.”


Source: JIS News

NOTE: If you have a real-life experience send Mckoy’s News your CONFESSION, GOSSIP or DEAR MCKOY to [email protected] we will publish. We don’t publish names and locations so your personal information will be protected. Send us now!!!!!

© 2019 www.mckoysnews.com. All Rights Reserved.
All material and other digital content on www.mckoysnews.com may not be reproduced, published, broadcasted, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from Mckoy’s News www.mckoysnews.com

Send us your feedback, news items, community sports or events, real life stories, Dear McKoy, photos and/or videos to WhatsApp 1-876-353-1389 Or Email [email protected]

Great Ads Deal – Advertise With Us

2020 Break out artist on the rise

Related Posts

Recent Posts

2020 Break out artist on the rise