Hurricanes and our finances – How to be prepared!

July 2nd, 2018

The year that stands out in my mind the most is 1988. That was the year that Hurricane Gilbert had a direct impact on Jamaica. As a category 5 hurricane, the effect it had on the island was catastrophic. As a young child that event made an impact on me as it highlighted various vulnerabilities [...]


Are You Prepared?

September 30th, 2016

The Hurricane season officially began on June 1 and will continue until Nov. 30.  It was hoped that this season would be uneventful but we have now been threatened by Hurricane Matthew which up to press time was heading towards Jamaica.  Jamaica has in the past felt the impact of major hurricanes, which caused loss [...]


Are you blown away? Hurricane season begins!

June 2nd, 2016

It’s that time again! Well for some it’s a time to begin to worry and start counting how much money they will have to spend. June 1 is the official start to the hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak  occurring between mid-August and late October, [...]


Consumers Must Prepare for Hurricane season!

July 18th, 2013

<em>Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer</em> Hurricane season in the Caribbean lasts from June to November each year. Although we have not had any serious storm in Jamaica this year, the season is not complete and recently we have seen the development of Tropical storm Chantal. Storms have wrecked havoc on our infrastructure and [...]


Are you ready for hurricane season?

June 4th, 2010

June 1, 2010 was the official start of the hurricane season.  Are you prepared?  Do not wait until the last moment and be caught off guard.  The  aftereffects of the hurricane can cause disruptions that last for weeks and even months later.  Do you know what preparations you can make now? Well some things you will do only when you [...]