McKenzie says Jamaicans should not take mercies bestowed upon them in 5.6 magnitude quake for granted

It has been one week since a 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the nation, but Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie is warning Jamaicans not to dismiss the natural disaster, as just a passing phase in their lives.

Mr McKenzie who was speaking at a church service, in Manchester on Sunday, noted that Jamaica should be grateful that the damage caused by the quake was not worse.

He explained that Jamaica is among the top five countries globally which are prone to natural disasters.

Noting that the nation straddles ‘The Enriquillo–Plantain Garden fault zone, Mr. Mckenzie said Jamaicans should not take the mercies bestowed upon them for granted.


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