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Pierre Administration Disburses XCD 800,000 To Trough-Affected Households


The November 6 Trough System destroyed the material possessions of more than 300 households in the worst affected areas which included Corinth Estate, Gros-Islet and Bexon, Castries.

Immediately following the passage of the November 6 Trough System, Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre released XCD 200,000 to the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) to strengthen its post-disaster response and also provide affected households with emergency supplies.

Following a comprehensive damage assessment report compiled by the NEMO and after consultation with the Cabinet of Ministers, the Prime Minister took measures to facilitate additional assistance for the affected households as reports indicated most of the victims were not comprehensively insured at the time of the passage of the Trough System.

At the Prime Minister’s request, XCD 800,000 was allocated to the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) for the purpose of providing additional financial support to the households and families who lost their possessions due to the flood damage caused by the November 6 Trough System.

On December 22, 2022, the affected households were each given a XCD 2500 cheque from the SSDF.

This timely intervention, actioned by Prime Minister Pierre and supported by the Cabinet of Ministers, was rendered before the climax of the Christmas holidays and in less than two months since the passage of the November 6 Trough System.

The Prime Minister takes this opportunity to encourage the public to spare a compassionate thought for the dispossessed and less fortunate among us and embrace the spirit of Christmas which is to share blessings and join hands as a community and country.

SOURCE: Office Of the Prime Minister



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  1. Pierre, you give a man a fish you feed him for the day. You teach a man to fish you feed him for life. I hope this recent trough taught you a lesson and not just those who got affected but all Lucians.
    Lucians need to prepare themselves to rely less on the government. Covid along with the trough taught us some life lessons. Expect the best but always prepare for the worst. The $800, 000.00 is just spending money for xmas so government can get a percentage in taxes. We need to be better than that. We need to setup health insurance, job layoffs (unemployment insurance), property Insurance which is worth over $100,000.00.
    Pierre we need you to promote this mindset instead of leading a government as if you are Ali BaBa and the forty thieves. Liberate the people with a good mindset

  2. First off, you needed to insure your possessions the right way. If you had done so, you could have gotten reimbursed by the insurance company.

    So now the government is stepping in to assist and giving the little that they can be thankful. Half a loaf is better than none.

  3. Wow, People will find anything negative in a good deed. I’ve never seen this much support after a flood in Saint Lucia. Just give a man props when he does good.

  4. No government should provide support. Instead they should create an environment so the citizens have everything in place to survive on their own.
    No government should be involved in supporting health, disasters etc. There should be insurance in place. Help and educate the people to be self sustaining in their lives.

    Attachment to the government is no government – Time to be independent from to to bottom in slu. Thanks for the help but teach me how to decide my destiny


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