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DEVELOPING THE SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY WORKSHOP
Align | Deploy | Engage
DEVELOPING THE SOCIAL MEDIA
T&T closed off aid to St Vincent and the
Grenadines (SVG) on January 17 but the SVG, St
Lucia and Dominica are making another plea for
international aid to help in their countries recovery
after the disaster caused by torrential rains last
The call was made last week Friday by the countries
representatives to the Organization of American States
(OAS) at the organisation s headquarters in Washington
DC.A Caribbean News Agency (CANA) report said
the permanent representative of St Vincent and the
Grenadines to the OAS La Celia Prince told the organ-
isation nine people died, several remain missing and
14 per cent of the population was still reeling from
"I want to thank those in the international com-
munity that have come to our aid and to make an
appeal for more assistance as we try to rebuild the
devastated regions of our country. People still have
a dire need and we are on a long road to recovery,"
The Saint Lucia representative Sonia Johnny, said
her country was quite surprised at the magnitude of
"Initially we thought we would be able to respond
with local resources and regional neighbours, we
have been proven wrong."
Johnny said six people died in St Lucia and indicated
the cost of reconstruction was expected to reach sev-
eral hundred millions of dollars.
"So we will be seeking support in technical assis-
tance and expertise not just to recover from this
tragic episode, but also to improve upon our early
warning system," she said.
The news report said Ambassador Hubert Charles
of Dominica told the OAS the initial cleanup work
in his country was completed, but extra-budgetary
contributions were required to repair and reconstruct
damaged infrastructure, shore up embankments and
provide support for families and small businesses
affected by the storm.
Assistant secretary general of the OAS, Albert
Ramdin, promised the organisation will support relief
efforts for immediate needs and long term restruc-
turing and rebuilding.
He said the OAS already made a contribution to
the affected countries and will meet with the Inter-
American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction
to plan how further aid was to be given.
As far as T&T was concerned, the final shipment
of relief items from the Office of Disaster Preparedness
and Management (ODPM) left Port-of-Spain on Jan-
The ODPM announced it would no longer be
receiving donated items.
Vincentians, meanwhile, have been seeking to raise
funds on their own. The Vincentian Association of
Artistes, Writers and Producers planned two relief
and comfort concerts for this month.
Citizens were invited to bring a contribution in
cash or kind to aid in relief efforts.
"Victims are in need, and the presence of fellow
Vincentians and others at these comfort concerts
will certainly bring confidence to them as they travel
towards rebuilding their lives."
The Caribbean business community has been help-
ing too. An I Witness News report said the Eastern
Caribbean Group of Companies delivered over 60,000
gallons of drinking water, up to 500 bales of packaged
flour and over 50 cases of canned food items.
"CK Greaves & Co, along with Allan Smith Bakeries,
partnered with the ECGC to produce and deliver
more 1,600 bags of "penny" bread to the length and
breadth of St Vincent for several days."
As for help from the commonwealth, Sir Ronald
Sanders, writing in a column in Barbados- said pop-
ular British news commentator, Jon Snow, holidaying
in the Caribbean, visited St Vincent to see the dam-
Snow described the wretched conditions he saw
and asked what was the "family of former British
colonies doing to help?
"What is really needed here are immediate tech-
nicians; forestry experts, bridge builders, people who
understand water courses, so that a fast evaluation
can be made as to what is needed and how far St
Vincent can be protected against another such deluge.
"Norway, Germany, Canada, all have such experts
as do we.The Prime Minister (Dr Ralph Gonsalves)
tells me 50 of them would make a massive immediate
difference to sorting out this crisis."
The SVG Consulate General in Toronto has been
mobilising nationals and friends in the diaspora to
rally support for relief efforts.
SVG, Dominica, St Lucia plead for aid
A man looks
floods in St
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