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Scotia lends to flood appeal


The Relief Effort for St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Dominica got a major shot in the arm today from Scotiabank, following extensive flooding and land slippage over the Christmas holidays.

In making a pledge of EC$100,000 today towards the relief effort, Scotiabank’s managing director for Caribbean East, David Noel, said: “We recognize that the effects of the recent storm are far-reaching and our thoughts are with the people of St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica as recovery efforts continue.

“Scotiabank has had a presence in the Caribbean for 125 years, and along with our employees and customers, we want to contribute to the relief efforts being coordinated, “ Noel added.

In St Vincent, where the storm caused 13 deaths, Scotiabank’s country manager Basil Alexander spoke of the impact in the country saying: “I have seen first hand the effects of the storm on the people of St Vincent, including some of our employees and customers. As we work together to rebuild following this disaster, Scotiabank wants to show its support and commitment to the country during this difficult time.”

Management of Scotiabank also stated that donations would be made to local charities, including the Red Cross.

Meanwhile, Scotiabank has established the Eastern Caribbean Storm Relief account for members of the public who wish to contribute to charities working in the affected countries. The account is at Scotiabank, Broad Street, and the account number is 1008736.

In addition to being involved in the Caribbean for 125 years, Scotiabank has a presence in more than 55 countries around the world.

With operations in 25 countries across the Caribbean, Scotiabank has the largest presence of any financial services company in the region.

The bank has more than 10,500 employees, 1,024 ABMs and 353 branches, kiosks, and other offices in the region, including affiliates. (NC) 

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