Guyana’s private sector donates to Dominica

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque yesterday welcomed a special flight with relief supplies for Dominica donated by members of the Guyana Private Sector Commission (PSC).

Ambassador LaRocque is in Dominica for a first hand assessment of the damage caused by Tropical  Storm Erika and to support the ongoing recovery and rebuilding process.

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National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmore (second left) and CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque (right) with JAG’s pilot and co-pilot

He was joined at Canefield Airport by Dominica’s National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmore to receive the donations of medical supplies, generators, cleaning items and cash, which were provided by a number of businesses.

JAG Aviation of Guyana provided the humanitarian flight to transport the items.

Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica on August 27, leaving more than 30 people dead, hundreds homeless, and an estimated $612.7 million in infrastructural damage. The government has declared nine special disaster areas. (PR)

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