PM Mottley arrives in Bahamas
Prime Minister Mia Mottley arrived in Nassau, The Bahamas, earlier today to assess the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian.
She is part of a delegation comprising CARICOM chairman Allen Chastanet (the Prime Minister of St Lucia), CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque, and officials from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Caribbean Development Bank and the Regional Security System .
Mottley was greeted by Bahamian Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis; Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle; Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd; Minister of Transport Renwood Wells; Minister of Tourism Dionsio D’Aguilar; Foreign Affairs High Commissioner Rueben Rahming and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jack Thompson.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister called on Barbadians to donate generously to the islands of The Bahamas through a telethon to be held on Sunday. Grand Bahama and Abaco were battered by the Category 5 hurricane between Monday night and Tuesday. The death toll has so far risen to 20, while more than 70 000 people have been severely affected. (AGB)