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JMA sending more relief supplies to Dominica

Omar Azan
Jamaica is to provide more relief supplies to Dominica which is trying to recover in the aftermath of  Hurricane Maria.
 
The Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) says three 40 foot containers will be loaded today with goods donated following its Dominica Hurricane Relief  Effort. It's expected that they will be shipped to Dominica next week.
 
The JMA says its appeal for supplies to the hurricane ravaged island exceeded expectations with $30 million worth of products being donated. It had set a target of  $10 million.
 
The initiative was organised by JMA members Krishna Vaswani as well as Omar Azan.
 
Curfew

Meanwhile, Dominica's Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerritt has revised the curfew hours in the country, explaining that the  security agencies had advised that order is being maintained.

 The new curfew runs from 6pm to 6am, a reduction in hours from the 4pm to 8am period imposed immediately after category five Hurricane Irma struck the island in mid September.

The Prime Minister told the country on Thursday however that the state of  emergency will remain in effect. 

Mr. Skerritt admitted that there have been logistical problems in getting much-needed help to citizens, but urged Dominicans to stop taking to social media to complain.



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