Local Gov't Minister announces structure of support to St Vincent

April 14, 2021
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie says Jamaica is organising support for St Vincent and the Grenadines, which are now being battered by the erupting La Soufriere volcano.

“Our Government has been in contact with the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and we are organising logistical and other forms of support to our brothers and sisters there. We are also fully aware that this devastating event has evoked great concern from our corporate and general citizenry. We are working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and other private sector partners, which include the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporter’s Association, to finalise relief efforts," McKenzie said.

He added that an account numbered 212387304, has also been opened at the National Commercial Bank, Oxford Place Branch to accept donations from the public.

"The Government is honoured to stand with the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines in this difficult hour, and we reaffirm the concern for and the friendship we feel with them as part of the Caribbean family, as together, we see this period through until the return of normal life," he said.

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