Guyana ready to support flood affected Caribbean countries


[]Following the heavy rains affecting some parts of the Eastern Caribbean, Guyana has expressed its 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 stated.

It was noted that President Donald Ramotar in a telephone call on Thursday, 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 during the past two days.

On account of communication difficulties President Ramotar was unable to reach Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves to convey similar sentiments.

St Vincent and the Grenadines was also severely affected by the weather system with lives lost and several communities across the country affected by power outages and cut off by damaged bridges and blocked roads.



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