PRIME MINISTER SAYS FUNDING EARMARKED FOR REPAIR OF AREAS, IN SEVERAL RESORT TOWNS, AFFECTED BY WEATHER EVENT

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says funding has been earmarked for the repair of areas in several resort towns affected by an adverse weather event last week.

Flooding was reported in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Montego Bay, St. James, Falmouth, Trelawny, Negril in Westmoreland and Hanover.

Hotels and cruise ship piers were impacted.

Speaking at the parliamentarians luncheon at Jamaica House on Thursday, the prime minister explained how the weather event affected the tourism sector.

The Prime Minister noted that while the funds are available to respond, the government must find ways to clear the bureaucratic and administrative hurdles so that it can respond quickly to these events.