Prime Minister Skerrit thanks Barbados for support
DOMINICAN PRIME MINISTER Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed thanks to the Government of Barbados for the timely response of assistance and support after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika last week.
Floods from heavy rainfall destroyed several homes and resulted in the deaths of 11 people, with some 20 more missing.
“They have given some added hands to the already stretched police force of Dominica,” he stated to members of the media and a nation-wide audience, on Thursday, during his nightly Press briefing.
“The Barbados Government has been very helpful in that regard and in terms of its immediate assistance with the search and rescue effort,” he explained.
Prime Minister Skerrit also thanked the Barbadian public. “The community of Barbados has been very helpful in sending supplies to us from various groups, organisations and business houses,” he said.
The Dominican Association of Barbados will be accepting further donations to the Dominican Relief Fund on Saturday, September 5, at the Black Rock Community Centre, Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael, starting at 4 p.m.
Persons are urged to visit the official website opm.gov.dm, and click on the heading “Erika Recovery”, to know which items are critically needed. (BGIS)