Trinidad to send flood relief to Guyana


The government of Trinidad and Tobago has agreed to send flood relief items to Guyana.

A statement from the office of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley did not immediately outline what assistance will be provided.

In the statement, the Prime Minister’s office noted that Guyana has been experiencing heavy and above normal rainfall in the months of May and June, leading to severe flooding.

President Irfaan Ali has designated the flooding as a Level 2 event and declared a disaster.

“As a result of this severe flooding, Guyana has requested assistance from CARICOM for various relief items.

“The Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley has instructed that Trinidad and Tobago immediately make the necessary arrangements to have requested relief items taken to Guyana as a matter of urgency,” Rowley’s office stated.

Accordingly, the Trinidad Government is arranging for relief supplies to be taken to Guyana and this will be coordinated by the Ministry of Trade and Industries and the Ministry of National Security (Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management) under the guidance of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs.

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