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Grenada pledges US$100,000 to initial Dorian relief effort in the Bahamas

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Press Release. September 3, 2019 – The Government of Grenada has pledged US $100,000 to the immediate relief effort for the people of the Bahamas.

Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell said Tuesday, the decision was taken at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Monday.

Dr. Mitchell said Grenada’s contribution is in keeping with an agreement among leaders of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, that all members will make a similar pledge.

Dr. Mitchell has been in direct communication with his Bahamian counterpart, Prime Minister, Hubert Minnis, expressing solidarity and support for the Government and people of the Bahamas.

The Prime Minister said, “It is a particularly difficult time for the people of the Bahamas given the level of devastation we have witnessed.

The real picture is not yet known, but what we do know, is that in times like these, we have to be our brother’s keeper.

Fifteen years ago, when Grenada was battered by Hurricane Ivan, many rushed to our aid and today, we are in a position to help our Caribbean brother. I have given assurances to my colleague Prime Minister that the Government and people of Grenada stand ready and willing to assist in any way possible.”

When he addressed the opening of a regional conference here Tuesday, Dr. Mitchell also spoke of the situation in the Bahamas. “Hurricane Ivan flattened Grenada with winds of 120 miles per hour.

By contrast Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas with winds of 185 miles per hour and at one point, the system did not move for several hours. Now this is a phenomenon we have not seen before, and it may force us to rethink the whole concept of disaster management,” he said.

Dr. Mitchell has encouraged Grenadians at home and abroad to keep their Bahamian brothers and sisters in their thoughts and prayers. In addition to Government’s pledge, Grenadians have a chance to contribute to the Bahamas relief effort.

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) has reactivated its Disaster Relief Account and monetary donations can be made there. The account is at the Grenada Cooperative Bank and the account number is 121004900.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. We need to give 5-10 million.
    Where will we get the money? Stop all useless contracts to friends family and hacks.
    Use it to benefit ppl who really need it

  2. grenada take a seat. in fact take several seats. one hundred thousand? my little wooden house cost far more than that on my parents land. what nonsense. grenada u not shame!

  3. hmmmm Grenada at least is giving what is St. Lucia government doing??
    St Lucia government doesnt even help its own people, people suffering everyday so dont come and bash Grenada for at least helping with something!!

  4. Lisa I hope when st.luvia government contribute to Bahamas you don’t come out to say the Prime Minister could have done so much with that money for our poor people or where did the prime Minister find the money from…. just saying

    • well they contribute the same amount as Grenada so for the person who told Grenada take a seat look at this same amount…. Quick to judge other islands when St Lucia is giving the same amount is my point!!!!

      “The Government of Saint Lucia has pledged its full support to the recovery efforts of the Bahamas after the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

      It has has pledged to donate US$100,000 towards the relief efforts in the C

    • “The Government of Saint Lucia has pledged its full support to the recovery efforts of the Bahamas after the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

      It has has pledged to donate US$100,000

      so for the Gentlemen who said Grenada take a seat St Lucia pledging same amount!!! is my point!!

      dont be quick to Judge other islands when St Lucia government pledging same thing

  5. oh look at this St Lucia government is pledging the same amount as Grenada LOL where is all the comments now?? why not tell your own government to pledge more since all you bashed Grenada!! Quick to Judge other Islands smh

    “The Government of Saint Lucia has pledged its full support to the recovery efforts of the Bahamas after the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

    It has has pledged to donate US$100,000 towards the relief efforts in the Caribbean nation.”

  6. I have family in St Lucia so i know….. My point was drawn to the comment about Grenada take a seat!!! When St Lucia is pledging the same amount! Dont judge other islands for they efforts is the point when Bahamas needs as much help as possible…

    “The Government of Saint Lucia has pledged its full support to the recovery efforts of the Bahamas after the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

    It has has pledged to donate US$100,000 towards the relief efforts in the C

  7. If St. Lucia pledge 100,000 US like grenada, tell them shove it down their throats and take several seats. what stupidness is that!! caribbean disunity!

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