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Harris helping storm victims

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Harris helping storm victims

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A Barbadian company based in Dominica escaped serious damage by Hurricane Maria, but its affected staff will get some much needed supplies early this week and beyond.

Harris Paints Barbados Ltd’s factory in Dominica is dealing with serious flooding at its site in the island’s capital Roseau, a consequence of the island being hit by Maria on September 18.

“The business is generally intact. We had some flooding, but our focus right now is making sure our staff can get back on their feet. We have opened up our distribution centres here in Barbados, St Lucia and Jamaica to receive relief items,” said business unit manager John Marshall. He told the DAILY NATION several Barbadians had already donated food stuff for them to send to the employees in the hurricane-ravaged island.

Three containers left Barbados over the weekend and should reach Dominica by today. Another vessel should also be taking additional supplies later this week, most of it coming from generous Barbadians. (BA)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.