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Tuesday 24 October 2017

TT aids Antigua/Barbuda

Acting PM Colm Imbert

Trinidad and Tobago is sending help to Antigua and Barbuda, in the wake of the destruction caused there by Hurricane Irma. A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday said Government has been communicating with the Antigua and Barbuda government about the devastation caused by the hurricane in Barbuda.

Government has agreed to assist the Caricom country by providing a helicopter and crew for a week, to directly contribute to the provision of relief and aid for Barbuda. The statement said Government recognises the responsibility TT in helping a Caricom neighbout in this time of disaster and need. Government, notwithstanding the current difficult economic circumstances TT is facing,has agreed to provide this specific assistance.

On Wednesday, Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert said TT would do what it could to assist Caricom countries, should the occasion arise. Imbert said Government is monitoring the impacts of Hurricane Irma on countries in the region.


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