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During this festive season we encourage all to secure their pets. Particularly, a er the New Year' eve
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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent---Chairman of the
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS) Baldwin Spencer says there will be an
economic impact on the sub-region following
the damage caused by a low level trough on St
Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and
Dominica over the Christmas holidays.
"It certainly will have an impact, because,
clearly, for these three member states, resources,
which are every scarce, will have to be found
one way or the other to reconstruct, reengineer
and rehabilitate," said Spencer, who is also the
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.
Spencer over the weekend visited the three
The unseasonal weather system left at least
15 people dead in St Vincent and the Grenadines
and St Lucia and caused "hundreds of millions
of dollars" in damage in the three islands.
"So, it will have an economic impact from the
point of view of having to raise funds, and you
are not going to get all of it gratis, by grant. You
are going to have to find ways and means of
getting the resources to do that," Spencer said.
"My own view is that in situations like these,
particularly where you have a number of mem-
bers states being affected at the same time, that
you have to find a mechanism, sub-regional,
together, put together a mechanism that will
put these members states out of this major chal-
lenge that they would have on their hands at
"And this is one of the reasons why I have
decided to visit personally in my capacity as
chair, to make a full assessments, so that we can
coordinate our efforts here and make sure that
the delivery of support, tangible support, real
support, particularly in the area of rebuilding
infrastructural situation, that can move on at a
pace, because you can t wait for one, two, three
years to deal with these issues. These matters
require rapid response," Spencer said.
Spencer told reporters that having viewed the
damage caused on the Barbados-based Carib-
vision television news programme "Newsline",
he had anticipated that the damage would have
"But now that I have come and seen the sit-
uation first hand, I recognise that it s been dev-
astating. Clearly, what I am admiring really is
the spirit and the resilience of the people of St
Vincent, against the backdrop of what is clearly
a devastating experience," he said.
"And I am here, as I said, to show solidarity
with the people of St Vincent and more partic-
ularly, Prime Minister Drcc Ralph Gonsalves. He
and I have developed a close friendship and also
as the current chair of the OECS heads, recog-
nising that three of the member states have
recently suffered as a result of the weather pat-
"I thought it was a my duty to come and see
for myself exactly what is taking place so that
together we may be able to lend support to the
efforts that the Vincentians are making in restor-
ing and rebuilding after this disaster," Spencer
OECS head tours
flood hit islands
chat with Joseph
Da Silva, whose
damaged in St
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