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PM to present hurricane damage assessment today

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 8:09 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will make a statement to the nation in Parliament on the initial assessment of the damage of and response to Hurricane Sandy today.

The Cabinet reviewed reports from various ministries and agencies on their impact of the category 1 hurricane which wreaked havoc across the island, particularly the eastern parishes.

The hurricane made direct impact with Jamaica last Wednesday, October 24, and is estimated to have caused more than $700 million to the agriculture sector alone.

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