Prayers and support for the people of The Bahamas

Letters to the Editor

Prayers and support for the people of The Bahamas

Friday, September 06, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

Dear Editor,

The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) extends deepest sympathy to and prayers for the people of The Bahamas on account of the severe impact of Hurricane Dorian.

The JCC grieves with those who have lost loved ones. We can't begin to imagine the level of devastation that has occurred and what it will require for people to rebuild their lives. However, we believe that our faith in the Almighty God, and the resilience and creativity of the people of our Caribbean region will serve to inspire the people of The Bahamas to rise from the “ashes” into a glorious future.

The JCC stands ready to support the rebuilding efforts as best as possible.

The council commends all the governments of the region and other agencies that have already begun to mobilise a humanitarian response. The JCC calls upon our members, and those of the wider church community, to support the response efforts. The JCC encourages individuals to access the opportunities for response through our member churches, which include the Salvation Army, regional and international church bodies, or any other reputable initiatives being undertaken.

We advise that cash donations may prove more helpful in the immediate response.

Rev Gary Harriott

General secretary

Jamaica Council of Churches

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon