Saint Lucia Government Delegation in Dominica to Continue Assistance

Saint Lucia Government Delegation in Dominica to Continue Assistance

Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

A delegation from the Government of Saint Lucia, led by OECS Chairman and Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, is currently in Dominica along with Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules who are meeting with the Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to access the situation and discuss further ways Saint Lucia can assist Dominica with relief efforts, in the short and long term.

The island of Dominica, sister isle of Saint Lucia, was devastated following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 18th 2017. Since the passage of the hurricane, Saint Lucia has been utilized as a base for humanitarian relief to Dominica and assisted with the evacuation of hundreds of students stranded on the island. Saint Lucia has also sent tons of relief aid in conjunction with the local private sector and local Police and Fire Officers were also dispatched to Dominica to assist with rescue as well as security efforts. Saint Lucia has also released six Bailey (portable or pre-fabricated) bridges to Dominica in an effort to assist.

At a press conference on Thursday, the Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, also announced that Saint Lucia is readying to accommodate students from Dominica, as well as vulnerable persons who may not have access to proper healthcare facilities such as expectant mothers.

Following the visit the Prime Minister says Saint Lucia will map a long term assistance program to Dominica. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development Honourable Dr. Gale T. C. Rigobert and Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation Honourable Guy Joseph. 

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Nicole McDonald Senior Communications Officer, Office of the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Nicole McDonald Senior Communications Officer, Office of the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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