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JAMAICA | Hanna reassures Jamaicans in the diaspora

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in Diaspora
Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, MP Lisa Hanna Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, MP Lisa Hanna
Kingston, Jamaica, May 3, 2020: Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade  M.P. Lisa Hanna, says while Jamaicans at home are facing what is perhaps the greatest challenge in our modern history, and as we respond to the health and economic issues visited upon us by the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the nation remains deeply concerned about the thousands of Jamaicans and descendants of Jamaicans all across the world who are affected by the virus.

In a statement today, Hanna says Jamaicans overseas on the frontlines of the fight represent the heart and soul of the nation as they seek to save lives and offer hope to others.

“Our hearts especially reach out to the many families who have lost loved ones and friends to this disease and to those impacted in other ways from the Coronavirus.” Ms. Hanna said.

The shadow minister said many Jamaicans live overseas but their hearts reside in Jamaica and they have always rallied around the nation supporting families and national causes through remittances and lending their expertise where required.

She said Jamaicans at home are very concerned about the impact of the disease on the Diaspora, especially those who work in the healthcare sector and in other capacities on the frontlines.

“We are sadly aware of the many Jamaicans we have lost to the pandemic, particularly in New York and elsewhere in the United States. We are also sadly aware of the many Jamaicans we have lost in the United Kingdom and Canada, where members of our Jamaican diaspora are heavily concentrated in the health and other service sectors. Our prayers are with you.” Ms Hanna said.

She said as the borders reopen, Jamaicans at home look forward to the day when we can welcome our family members once again to the land we all love.

 “As Jamaicans, we are in this together and we will get through it together. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world please be safe.”

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  • Countries: Jamaica