The government of Taiwan on Monday provided financial support to three Saint Lucia initiatives providing relief to citizens.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) received a cheque of $267,000 to assist with the relief efforts of the November 6th Trough.
The trough triggered devastating floods in the North of the Island.
Aside from the contribution to NEMO, the reinstated Distress Fund received $1 million from the Taiwanese.
And the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund received $2.67 million, which will go towards a stimulus programme throughout the country.
Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre expressed his gratitude for the funding.
“We thank the Government and the People of Taiwan and will ensure that these funds are spent to bring relief to the people of Saint Lucia during these challenging global economic times,” Pierre wrote on his Facebook page.
Headline photo(Courtesy PM’s Facebook page) : Acting Director of NEMO, Ms. Maria Medard receives cheque from Taiwanese Ambassador Peter Chia-Yen Chen.
Is it a thing of convenience or should I look at it as a damning shame that whenever we are in trouble, one way or another, we as a nation go hat in hand begging for help. I guess Taiwan needs us as much as we need them. What Next? what (God forbid) if or when China makes an undesired move – eeek`!!! yesterday it was a fire, today a flood what of tomorrow? no amount of Taiwans will be able to bail you out. The world is beginning to change; countries will begin to look inward; the help you’re now receiving will dry up; no one wants your Bananas, you just sold out our best Sea Ports to a complete stranger overnight in one meeting – you and your wonderful Cabinet members will be held responsible – so get ready. Time will tell on many businesses, the Government, the Jail House and Hospitals, you will regret selling Chas’s Hospital for a pittance: There’s a God above, you all will be judged. Amen.
The same government you will beg for to go an kill criminals but you don’t want to know the source of the criminality
Money run tingz
The prestige that government loves the people are hungry put the people first