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'Prevention better than cure'

Wed, 18, Apr, 2018 07:01:00 GMT

In a bid last week to drum up support for disaster planning, the island's chief disaster management executive reasoned that since natural disaster is imminent given Jamaica's geographical location and subsequent exposure to climate shocks, it is wiser to spend resources mitigating and preparing for hazards rather than on relief efforts after disaster hits.

Nature offers better protection

Wed, 18, Apr, 2018 07:01:00 GMT

  Nature , in the form of mangroves, sea grass beds, coral reefs and their habitats, can provide as much or even more protection against climate risks, such as erosion, flooding and storm surges, than seawalls, breakwaters, or other hard-engineering solutions.