Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 31, 2015 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis has allocated an EC $1 million humanitarian relief package to assist the Commonwealth of Dominica in its recovery from damages suffered by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. This is the highest commitment made by any coundty or organization thus far to Dominica since the island was devastated by TS Erika
This announcement was made by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris at the completion of a special session of the St. Kitts and Nevis Cabinet of Ministers which was held on Friday (August 28).
St. Kitts and Nevis’ assistance to its fellow Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member state came after conversations between Prime Minister Harris and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica who indicated that damage to his country was monumental, resulting in significant loss of life and infrastructural damage that has isolated several communities.
The Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is currently in Dominica conducting a needs assessment and Prime Minister Harris said that other support and services for Dominica would be forthcoming based on their report.
Prime Minister Harris also said that Minister of State the Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps will coordinate St. Kitts and Nevis’ national effort in support of Dominica.