Guyana stands ready to aid flood ravaged Caricom member states
The Government of Guyana says it will continue to monitor the situation in the Eastern Caribbean where lives were lost as a result of torrential downpours and flooding in St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica.
Guyana’s president Donald Ramotar says his government is relying on the 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.
The President on Boxing Day called and extended his sympathies to the Prime Minister of St Lucia Dr. Kenny D Anthony on the loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure caused by the severe rains and heavy winds which swept over the Eastern Caribbean on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. The President was unable to reach the Prime Minister of St. Vincent Ralph Gonsalves. St Vincent and the Grenadines also suffered loss of life and damage to infrastructure. Rescue operations are underway there. Dominica was also severely affected by the weather system.