Jamaica has been commended by Her excellency, Laurie Peters, the outgoing Canadian High Commissioner of the island, for it’s effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to The Star, the official said that the Canadian government was quite impressed about Jamaica’s urgent response to the outbreak, and to ensure that citizens’ lives are protected, and their “livelihoods” restored in what she describes as a “difficult delicate” circumstance.
Her excellency, Laurie Peters, is also giving Jamaica the hats off for following the protocols of the disaster risk management.
She said that earlier in the year when the outbreak began, Jamaica did an important thing by getting their needs documented which was later supported by the Canadian government and the Pan American Health organization with medical equipment.
The country was also blessed by the Canadians with 75 million dollars, which was donated to the Health development sectors, and later with another $482 million to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility premiums.
The high commissioner stated that Canada and Jamaica have been working closely since the past 38 months, however, she stated that the relationship has only gotten closer.
Jamaica has also gotten other contributions that were geared towards stabilizing the economy fiscally.
Combined with the great commendations from Her excellency, Laurie Peters, the island is among the likes of Costa Rica and Argentina that were announced by the Pan American Health Organization to be controlling the Covid-19 outbreak effectively.