GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS TO HOST TELETHON FOR ASSISTING CARICOM RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR BAHAMAS

The Mia Mottley Administration will be conducting a whistle-stop mission with the 15 member trade bloc of the Caribbean Community or CARICOM as well as CDEMA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to assess the most crucial needs for the Bahamas in the aftermath of the pummeling it got from Hurricane Dorian.

Dorian is now regaining strength in the waters between the island chain and Florida the Sunshine State which is now ordering mandatory evacuations.

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Speaking during a donation of $200,000 worth of medical equipment by BIBA, the Barbados International Business Association to the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic in Warrens this morning, the Prime Minister of Barbados told stakeholders and the press any donations should be in the form of cash and streamlined to one agency to allow for better distribution.

Ms Mottley revealed to the audience she will be part of a fact finding mission to liaise with Dr Hubert Minnis of the Bahamas. This mission includes Irwin LaRocque – CARICOM’s Secretary General as well as St Lucia’s Prime Minister Alan Chastanet who is current chair of the 15 member grouping and Ronald Jackson the executive director pf CDEMA.

The Prime Minister was close to tears as she cited the monumental catastrophe of Dorian so close on the heels of Hurricane Maria in 2017 devastating Dominica is only further proof of climate change and these scenarios will now become the new norm.

The Prime Minister was close to tears as she cited the monumental catastrophe of Dorian so close on the heels of Hurricane Maria in 2017 devastating Dominica is only further proof of climate change and these scenarios will now become the new norm.

Mia Amor Mottley explained how donations will be guided to encourage participation, she also asked for the religious communities of Barbados to coordinate their own donation drive.

BIBA made a presentation of medical equipment to the Warrens medical facility which included a full dental suite and chair with 3 years maintenance plus fetal monitors and other supplies…

BIBA made a presentation of medical equipment to the Warrens medical facility which included a full dental suite and chair with 3 years maintenance plus fetal monitors and other supplies…

The Barbadian Leader asked the National Cultural Foundation, David Comissiong – CARICOM Ambassador, as well as CBC TV Channel 8 to coordinate a National Telethon for the Bahamas, scheduled for this Sunday with all funds raised going to CDEMA who is to streamline all monies for whatever the island chain requires.

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