DART In The Bahamas


Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Saturday (September 7) dispatched a contingent of 120 men and women of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).

Their location, Abaco one of the hardest-hit areas in the Bahamas following the passage of hurricane Dorian. The team is now assisting with recovery, and search and rescue efforts.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness who spoke to the soldiers at the Norman Manley International Airport on Saturday (September 7) ahead of their departure said they are performing critical duties and encouraged them to look out for Jamaicans impacted.

The Prime Minister asserted that he is expecting the DART to be good ambassadors of Jamaica while executing their duties. DART will be in the Bahamas for an initial period of 30 days. The Prime Minister also stated that the JDF’s capacity will be enhanced to respond to conventional and disaster recovery threats locally and in the region. 


According to the Prime Minister, the Bahamians will not be alone in the process of recovery and rebuilding as the entire Caribbean will be there to assist through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).



Juliane Robinson

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