Wednesday, August 17, 2022

PM Says Talks Underway To Assist Fishers After Hurricane Elsa

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has disclosed that discussions are underway to determine how to assist fishers whose vessels were damaged during the passage of Hurricane Elsa.

The PM has been visiting various communities in the aftermath of the weather system.

Chastanet visited Dennery where he said the MP for Dennery South, Edmund Estephane, had notified him about the damage done to numerous fishing vessels and the Dennery village waterfront.

“The cleanup is ongoing and we have also commenced discussions on how we can assist the fisherfolk with their boats,” the PM wrote Sunday on his official Facebook page.

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The Cabinet of Ministers met on Saturday in an emergency session to continue the
assessment of the damage done by Hurricane Elsa which hit the island on Friday with rain and strong winds.

One man died in Fond St Jacques, Soufriere, during the storm.

And the Office of the Prime Minister has disclosed that in its preliminary assessment, the Agriculture Ministry reported that farmers had been very hard hit, with 75 to 80 percent of Saint Lucia’s crops severely impacted or damaged.

Headline photo: Courtesy PM’s Facebook page

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