[www.inewsguyana.com] – In a gesture of solidarity with its sister nations of the Caribbean Community, the Government of Guyana will contribute US$100,000 to the Government of St Lucia, US$100,000 to the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines and US$75,000 to the Government of Dominica to assist in their recovery efforts in the wake of the recent heavy rains which resulted in the loss of lives and critical damage to property and infrastructure.
On Monday, the Government announced its intention to launch a national fundraising appeal in collaboration with the Private Sector to assist in the recovery efforts of the affected countries.
Recently, President of Guyana Donald Ramotar expressed his intention to provide assistance to those flooded out countries.
“The Government of Guyana will continue to monitor the situation reports from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency with a view to supporting the recovery efforts of the affected Member States of the Eastern Caribbean,” a press statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry had stated.
It was noted that President Donald Ramotar in a telephone call on December 26 extended his sympathies to Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Dr. Kenny D Anthony, on the loss of lives and damage to property and infrastructure caused by the severe rains and heavy winds which swept over the Eastern Caribbean.