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Emergency communication boost

Friday, July 13, 2012    

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Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott (left) is presented with a ham radio by Marie Legault, counsellor and head of aid at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), during a presentation ceremony at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) office in Kingston yesterday. Also pictured is ODPEM's Director General Ronald Jackson. Several radios, valued at over $3 million, were handed over by CIDA to increase emergency radio coverage throughout the island in times of disaster. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

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