With hurricane season well under way, Jamaican authorities are reminding citizens of Jamaica living in the Cayman Islands to register with their consulate.
Elaine Harris, honorary vice-consul at the Jamaican consulate, said registering with the consulate enables the gathering of contact information that can be used in case of emergencies or disasters.
“In case someone is missing, we would be able to help with emergency contacts,” said Ms. Harris, adding that having contact information for Jamaican nationals means that the consulate may also be able to assist families in Jamaica who may be concerned about the well-being of family members here in the event of a disaster.
“It means we’re also able to contact individuals [about] public notices,” Ms. Harris added. The consulate is also reminding people to keep their important documents, including birth certificates, passports and insurance policies, in containers that are waterproof, fireproof and portable.
Jamaican nationals can register at the consulate’s website at www.jaconsulatecayman.org.
Information and application forms for Jamaican passports and entry visas can also be found on the site. “These services may be interrupted during the threat of a hurricane and persons should ensure travel documents and visas are updated,” the consulate said.
The Jamaican consulate office is on the second floor, 342A Dorcy Drive, Industrial Park, George Town, Grand Cayman. The consulate can be reached at 949-9526 or by email at [email protected]