St Lucia sent out massive supplies to the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines as an aid to tackle the volcanic crisis.
St Lucian Prime Minister stated, “Thank you so much to all the Saint Lucians who have come forward to donate what you could. Today, the barge will be carrying donations from Blue Waters, Windward and Leeward Brewery, SLHTA and contributions from the general public to NEMO SVG.”
Furthermore, he stated that NEMO Saint Lucia
and the unique Cadet Corps are worked hard this morning loading the barge, which the OECS organizes. This is the third shipment Saint Lucia is sending, as thankfully, we were able to send 400 cots last week and water earlier this week. Let’s continue to give if we can in support of our brothers and sisters in need—prayers up for St Vincent.
St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet was on-hand at the wharf where the boat was doing filled with stores, including bottled water and non-perishable items, provided by the general public, Blue Waters, Windward also Leeward Brewery, the St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA).
“Our hearts remain to go out to the Government and citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines
and also to Barbados, as they have also been impacted by volcanic ash. It was a very stressful time, and so I am very happy as I have said many times how Saint Lucians have loosened up their hearts to help our fellow Caribbean citizens. Today is actually still the beginning of the method, and we thank all the individuals and the corporations who have made contributions for this to be possible.”
The Prime Minister also praised NEMO and the Saint Lucia Cadet Corps for their efforts and control of the logistics.
Saint Lucia is also sending stores today via a Venezuelan vessel that will carry non-perishable items and several water tanks. The Government of Saint Lucia also sent 400 cots to be used in the houses in St Vincent and the Grenadines.