Mayor of Kingston rallies schools for relief efforts

As a region our strength is best expressed in numbers. Before the establishment of CARICOM or the West Indies Federation we were always One People in different locations. In times of distress and disaster it is this unity that keeps us anchored and hopeful; it is the pack that survives.

Our Caribbean neighbours; in particular Barbuda; has been shattered by the effects of Hurricane Irma leaving thousands of persons homeless and without the basic necessities. Prime Minister Gaston Browne has rendered the island inhabitable and states that close to 95% of the structures there were destroyed by the hurricane.

Kingston and by extension Jamaica has been spared by the storms at sea, yet we are still affected as we lament with the people of the region who suffered loss.

The mayor has taken the initiative to coordinate relief efforts on behalf of the people of Kingston & St Andrew through several schools within the corporate area. We invite your institution to be a part of this drive as we aim to extend our hearts and resources to those in need during this very frightening time.

Students, parents and staff are being asked to participate in this philanthropic effort by donating whatever items they can to help our brothers and sisters within the region.

Persons are encouraged to donate:
• Non-perishable items
• Clothing
• Bottled water

The deadline for donations has been set for September 29th 2017. Please feel free to contact our offices at for more information. We continue to offer our prayers and support to those affected.