Jamaica

Immediate response loan to Jamaica following the passage of hurricane Dean

CDB has provided the Government of Jamaica with an immediate response loan equivalent to USD500,000 for the construction of emergency sea defence works along Palisadoes tombolo, which was damaged during the passage of Hurricane Dean and subsequent heavy rainfall and flooding between August and December of last year.

Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDB's Borrowing Member Countries from August 17 to 21, 2007. Dean passed just south of Jamaica as a Category 4 hurricane, and caused substantial damage to agricultural crops, buildings, utilities, road infrastructure and sea defences.

A sum equivalent to USD20,000 was also approved to assist in financing consultancy services to provide independent inspection and certification of works in connection with the project.