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The Government of Trinidad and Tobago assists CARICOM neighbours in wake of the impact of severe weather

The Ministry of National Security and one of its divisions, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management has been mandated by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to coordinate and manage relief assistance to the affected Caribbean islands. At this time much needed assistance is being mobilized for displaced person and persons severely impacted by the recent hydrometeorological disaster in Saint Lucia.

 

The ODPM has activated the national emergency logistics system to provide delivery of the appropriate supplies to the Government of St. Lucia. The ODPM has items in its National Warehouse as well as five Pre-positioned and Pre-packed 40 feet containers. Items necessary for immediate mobilization have been placed in these containers and warehouses as well as agreement with the Supermarket Association, Water Manufacturers and other key suppliers of emergency goods and services. 

 

The CEO of the ODPM, Dr. Stephen Ramroop has been communicating with the Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Honourable Philip J Pierre and received a list of items that were urgently required by the Government and People of Saint Lucia. The following were requested:

 

1. Canned Goods 

2. Biscuits

3. Infant Formula 

4. Water 

5. Mattresses

6. Blankets 

7. Hygiene Kits 

8. Disaster Kits 

9. First Aid Kits 

 

The GoRTT / Ministry of National Security and ODPM has initiated this process and has usedone of its five pre-positioned and pre-packed containers to send immediately as well as to rent another 40 feet container to send 150 mattresses. The ODPM has commenced packing of these two 40 feet containers and is expected to be ready to ship to Saint Lucia by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday 26th December 2013. The Minister of National Security, Senator the Honourable Gary A Division of the Ministry of National Security Griffith is currently with the CEO of the ODPM, Dr. Stephen Ramroop at the warehouse to ensure an orderly and efficient transmission of all relief items to the affected country of St. Lucia. 

 

 

ENDS 

 

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