Contact Established With 43 J’cans Initially Listed As Missing In Bahamas


Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith addressing a press conference Thursday.


Forty-three Jamaicans whose whereabouts were not known following Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas have been located.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has assisted in locating the Jamaicans. However, five Jamaicans with whom there was no contact in the aftermath of the hurricane have still not been located.


Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, said that “Jamaican families had contacted us with a desire to try to locate 48 persons in The Bahamas from whom they had not heard. I’m very pleased to advise that we have located 43 of them and they are in good health”.

“Regretfully, there are two persons whom we have been unable to confirm any information on or locate them, and the three remaining people, we have not only been unable to locate them but we’ve also been unable to contact the families who had originally reported them, at the numbers and contact information that they had given us,” she noted.


Senator Johnson Smith was addressing the quarterly press briefing at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday (October 3), said that efforts continue to relocate the remaining five persons.



Franklin McKnight


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