THEY SAID …

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

Yes, the ad­vent of a hur­ri­cane and the at­ten­dant prepa­ra­tion rep­re­sent a loss to busi­nesses and Ja­maica on a whole, but it’s a small price to pay for what could have been a mas­sive loss.

– For­mer PSOJ Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Mah­food af­firm­ing the im­por­tance of prepa­ra­tion af­ter Ja­maica was spared from Hur­ri­cane Matthew

Ja­maica must, and we are re­pay­ing our debt. The con­se­quence of this is that there are no re­sources avail­able to make the kinds of pub­lic in­vest­ment that can stim­u­late eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity.

– Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness ad­dress­ing the 71st Ses­sion of the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly

Rev, since they said this thing start with me, I’m giv­ing up my­self so that it must end with me.

– Christo­pher ‘Dudus’ Coke’s re­ported ex­pres­sion of re­morse to Rev­erend Al Miller for the events of the 2010 Tivoli in­cur­sion

When you have politi­cians tak­ing over the role of, and sidelin­ing, dis­as­ter­man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als, then they had bet­ter be pre­pared to do it prop­erly.

– Dr Bar­bara Carby, rais­ing con­cerns about the in­put of politi­cians in the prepa­ra­tions for Hur­ri­cane Matthew

The main pri­or­ity for the au­thor­i­ties now is to get food sup­ply quickly as a short-term re­sponse to the peo­ple. They need wa­ter and they need food items, be­cause there have been over 10,000 peo­ple shel­tered.

– Lieut Le­an­dre Ro­liams, a Haitian na­tional liv­ing in Ja­maica, plead­ing for help for Haitians af­ter Haiti was rav­aged by Hur­ri­cane Matthew

I will not com­ment on the deaths at Vic­to­ria Ju­bilee Hospi­tal un­til an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter has been com­pleted.

– Health Min­is­ter Dr Christo­pher Tufton re­spond­ing to claims by the Op­po­si­tion that more than four ba­bies have died at the Vic­to­ria Ju­bilee Hospi­tal

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