Jamaica Disaster Response Team Ready To Assist The Bahamas
By: Staff Writer
Jamaica have sent a contingent of 120 members to the Bahamas as part of their disaster relief and humanitarian assistance for the Bahamas, which was hit by Hurricane Dorian.
Members who are presently in the Bahamas are from the Jamaica Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) of the Jamaica Defense Force.
The DART has been deployed to the Bahamas for an initial period of 30 days. While their, the DART will assist with delivery route clearances; helping with logistics arrangements, including movement and distribution of relief supplies; aiding convoy security; re-establishing power supply; and carrying out security tasks as requested by the host country.
According to Holness, while we assist, we continue to maintain a DART in Jamaica as a contingency.
The Royal Canadian Air Force airlifted the troops and equipment to the Bahamas. Holness extended gratitude to the Government of Canada and her Excellency Laurie Peters, Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica.