Water airlifting to St. Lucia, while NaDMA plans Tuesday Mediathon

Monday, November 8, 2010 2:43 PM - Hillsborough, Carriacou
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St. George’s, November 8, 2010 (GIS) – Grenada is promising further assistance to its hurricane-hit neighbours, following the weekend airlifting of 50 cases of 1.5 litre bottled  water to St. Lucia.

Hurricane Tomas left an estimated 15 people dead in St. Lucia and caused major infrastructural and agricultural damage to that country, as well as to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In response to the situation, a special Cabinet Subcommittee – chaired by Junior Information Minister, Senator Arley Gill – was set by the government of Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas.

The subcommittee includes representatives of various ministries, as well as the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA).

Last Saturday, NaDMA employees loaded a LIAT aircraft at Maurice Bishop International Airport with the 600 cases of Glenelg Spring Water for St. Lucia.

“We intend to do much more, both for St. Lucia and St. Vincent, including hosting a Mediathon on their behalf,’’ Sen. Gill told the Government Information Service.

The Mediathon, being spearheaded by NaDMA, will be broadcast nationwide on television and radio tomorrow, Tuesday, November 9, from 8 pm – 10.

“We’ll like everyone to tune in and to donate whatever they can to assist St. Lucia and St. Vincent to quickly recover from the ravages of Tomas,’’ Sen. Gill said. “We, ourselves, were on the receiving end of generous donations of assistance when Grenada was devastated by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.’’





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