Kamina Johnson Smith
Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has said the welfare needs of Jamaican students at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados, are being addressed, as that country braces for daily curfews starting on Saturday.
The Minister gave the update on Friday, noting that the students are being accommodated on halls of residence at UWI campus.
She said they are in touch with members of the Jamaica-Barbados Association, which has been providing counselling and their phones have been topped up so they can continue to communicate.
In addition, the ministry has reached out to the Salvation Army for assistance and the Honorary Consul is working to address all the concerns of each Jamaican.
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced a 10-hour curfew as the country recorded 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
In a radio and television broadcast, Ms Mottley said the curfew will last until April 14.