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SVG Hurricane Irma Recovery Assistance

Press Release |
Published: September 12, 2017 8:40 am AST
Relief supplies continue to arrive in the BVI.
Photo Credit: DDM

A boat leaves Port Kingstown on Friday, September 15th, 2017 to take food and other supplies to the BVI.

Persons interested in sending supplies to their families and friends are asked to ensure that these are brought to national collection points to be announced later today, or at the Geest Shed no later than Thursday, September 14th at 3pm. There will be no charge for the transportation of these supplies to the BVI.

All packages must be properly labelled. No meats or live plants will be permitted.

An official Government delegation comprised of Hon. Camillo Gonsalves, Hon. Saboto Caesar and three (3) technicians is expected to visit several of the hurricane affected islands to meet nationals of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to better structure further recovery assistance.

The South Central Windward Producers Co-operative will be collecting names of skilled construction workers who wish to volunteer and, or provide employment services in the reconstruction efforts in Anguilla, Barbuda, BVI and USVI.

Persons are asked to bring along a valid passport for interview at the Sans Souci Learning Resource Centre from 10am – 3pm on Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th of September.

Persons with family members in the BVI and other affected islands who are incapacitated in the aftermath of
Hurricane Irma, wishing to obtain information on possible assistance for returning to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, can do so by calling the following number: 1784 434 4955.

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