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Wednesday 13 December 2017
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2.28 tonnes of food delivered to Dominica

Loading items for distribution to Dominica via Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard vessel. PHOTO COURTESY NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTRY

To date, more than 2 tonnes of donated food items have been delivered to Dominica by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) while 14,000 pounds of relief supplies have been flown in by the National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL).

Trinidad and Tobago's National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL) helicopter landed with relief supplies in Dominica. National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL) helicopter arrives in Dominica with relief supplies from T&T.

The update comes from the National Security Ministry, which is providing air and maritime support to Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria earlier this week.

2.28 tons of food supply delivered to Dominica from Trinidad and Tobago via TT Coast Guard vessel, TTS Moruga (CG 27).2.28 tons of supplies being offloaded from Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard vessel, TTS Moruga (CG 27) in Dominica.

The ministry said National Security Minister, Edmund Dillon, "wishes to thank all those who have responded to the national relief efforts and encourages continued contributions as our emergency support agencies render assistance to Dominica."

Col. Carter of Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) meets with the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, following the devastation caused on the island by Hurricane Maria. Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) officers stand next to foot items taken to Dominica by TT Coast Guard vessel, TTS Moruga (CG 27), after Hurricane Maria.

The food aid was delivered to the island on Thursday (September 21) by Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) vessel, TTS Moruga (CG 27) while "members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) moved 14,000 pounds of relief supplies from St Lucia to Dominica" via the NHSL.

"TTDF personnel have been on the ground in Dominica providing support in the areas of relief distribution, search and rescue and medivac assistance."

Distribution of relief supplies from Trinidad and Tobago to hurricane victims in Dominica.

Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) Personnel assisting an injured, unidentified, hurricane victim in Dominica after Hurricane Maria.

The ministry added that here in TT, "the collection drive for relief items continues" at: Cruise Ship Complex, Dock Road, Port of Spain; Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Lives (FEEL) Warehouse, Warehouse 22, Fernandes Industrial Centre, Eastern Main Road Laventille; Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost) Corporate Post Shops and all other locations previously identified by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM).

 

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