New Fortress Energy donates lifejackets to fishing community

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — New Fortress Energy (NFE) has donated fifty lifejackets to the fishing villages of Old Harbour Bay in St Catherine, Monymusk, Rocky Point Salt River in Clarendon and River Bay in St James.

NFE said the lifejackets, valued at over $1.7million, also cements the company's longstanding support of the island's fishing industry, which it continues to do through sponsorship of the International Fisherman's Day Conference hosted by the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (C-CAM) – with this year being its third consecutive year as a sponsor.

During the handover at the Old Harbour Bay Fishing Village recently, Business Development & Liaison Officer at the Jamaica Fishermen Co-operative Union, Anthony Drysdale said, “This donation is much appreciated and well-needed, especially with Jamaica being a hurricane-prone destination. I have no doubt that these lifejackets will make a big difference as we at the Co-operative continue to promote safety at sea with our fishermen and fisherwomen.”

One of the fishermen attending the brief handover, Leon Prince, emphasised that “This is a good thing man. The sea can get very rough at times and you never know what can happen. So, thank you very, very much for this.”

“We are deeply humbled by the show of gratitude from our fisherfolk and proud to be part of the vibrant communities that they represent,” NFE Vice President of Public Affairs, Verona Carter, said.

“Our fishermen and fisherwomen are heroes who work tirelessly every day to create an industry that feeds the nation and by extension their families and this is our way of saluting them and saying thanks for what they do.”


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