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More aid for St Lucia

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

More aid for St Lucia

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CASTRIES, (CMC) -Two months after the devastating Christmas Eve Trough, St Lucia continues to receive financial and technical support from allies and humanitarian organizations worldwide.
India is the latest financial contributor to St Lucia’s rehabilitation efforts, with a donation of US$500 000.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony expressed thanks for such a generous donation on behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia.
“I am deeply heartened by the response of the international community. I continue to use every occasion to seek assistance for Saint Lucia, as there is still work to be done in some areas.
“India’s contribution of US$500 000 is very timely. I wish to publicly thank the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh and the people of India for responding to St Lucia’s plea for assistance,” he said.
Earlier this week Anthony also received a monetary donation from Chile.
Meanwhile, restoration of damaged infrastructure continues around the island, which is costing the country in excess of US$100 million.
Construction is currently ongoing to repair the section of the four lane highway in the southern town of Vieux-Fort that collapsed as a result of the trough.