Mayor Gil­more thanks agen­cies, pri­vate sec­tor for sup­port

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Carl Gilchrist Gleaner Writer ru­ral@glean­erjm.com

ST ANN’S BAY, St Ann: MAYOR OF St Ann’s Bay, Des­mond Gil­more has ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the gov­ern­ment agen­cies and pri­vate-sec­tor en­ti­ties that ral­lied to help the parish pre­pare for the ar­rival of Hur­ri­cane Matthew.

“I have to say thanks to the agen­cies and the pri­vate sec­tor for their sup­port,” Gil­more told The Gleaner on Tues­day.

“We are pleased that with the help of ev­ery­one in­volved, we were able to ad­e­quately pre­pare for the hur­ri­cane. The hur­ri­cane didn’t come, but all in all, we’re giv­ing thanks.”

The mayor pointed out that while some drains were cleaned prior to Hur­ri­cane Matthew, ad­di­tional drain­clean­ing ex­er­cises were car­ried out over the week­end in some crit­i­cal ar­eas to mit­i­gate the ex­pected im­pact of the hur­ri­cane.

Mean­while, some res­i­dents in St Ann have ex­pressed relief af­ter Ja­maica was spared the ex­pected on­slaught of Hur­ri­cane Matthew.

Mar­cell Miller of Parry Town, near Ocho Rios, while ad­mit­ting he did not make any ex­tra prepa­ra­tions, said he was glad that the hur­ri­cane did not hit Ja­maica.

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“Mi glad it never come be­cause nuff peo­ple would a sorry,” Miller said.

The tourism sec­tor, in the mean­time, re­turned to nor­mal af­ter a week­end of uncer­tainty.

In a re­lease on Tues­day, the Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion said the Dunn’s River Falls and Green Grotto Caves in St Ann were re­opened, so, too, Blue­fields Beach Park in West­more­land and Long Bay Beach Park in Hanover.

Reach Falls in Port­land and Fort Clarence Beach Park in St Cather­ine were sched­uled to re­open yes­ter­day.

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