US military flight brings relief supplies to Dominica

The United States Government is continuing its support to the government and people of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. A U.S. military flight containing relief supplies arrived in Dominica this week under the Denton Program.

The program delivers humanitarian goods to designated areas throughout the world.

The Denton shipment, organized in collaboration with Good News Project, a United States-based NGO working in Dominica, contained wheelchairs, bedpans, adult diapers, household supplies, building materials and school craft supplies. The shipment will target areas in northern Dominica, as well as some on the windward side.

The sanitary supplies, wheelchairs and household supplies and school will be delivered immediately to clinics and residents with the greatest need.

However, the tools, building supplies, solar panels, and school craft supplies will be placed in storage to support rebuilding efforts in Dominica planned for later this year.

Representing the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, USAID Mission Director, Christopher Cushing was in Dominica to support the arrival of the Denton shipment.

He noted that the people of the United States had to date provided in excess of USD$6.5 million in disaster relief assistance to Dominica.

“My colleagues and I at the U.S. Embassy are pleased to support this important shipment, which signals the United States Government’s ongoing commitment to support the Government and people of Dominica in their rebuilding efforts,” he said

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15 Comments

  1. Yinka
    April 23, 2018

    What …People still so ignorant…in a world where so much Education is available…dont some of you guys feel bad ..EVERY thing…you just wait to see the DARKSIDE…what a DARK LIFE!…Thank you America!. And remember Us in the US always taking about YOUR TAX Dollars don’t worry you will get it back in your Social Security check and your medicaid/medicare or maybe even section 8 ..or food stamps…

  2. Dori
    April 22, 2018

    The relief supplies is a great gesture but “However, the tools, building supplies, solar panels, and school craft supplies will be placed in storage to support rebuilding efforts in Dominica planned for later this year is nonsensical, it needs to be distributed to the schools now, just my 2 cents.

  3. Jah Kal
    April 20, 2018

    My people of Dominica thats my tax money its for everybody not one set it is still very cold up there .

    • Born Dominican
      April 20, 2018

      So who cares where did u know about tex if it wasn’t for the u.s oh please .

    • April 20, 2018

      what the hell are you talking about , you are not the only one paying tax in the us , that should not call for you need to change that name to jack***

  4. Climate Change
    April 20, 2018

    Who knows, maybe the Us military flight was more than just a blow go dowe trip. Maybe the US army a soldiers were just getting themselves more familiar with hiding spots in Dominica and at the same time reminding China that they will not stand by and allow China to build their base in Dominica, especially in light of those military equipments China and Skerrit Brought down last week

  5. My bad
    April 20, 2018

    But why the US Military didn’t just put Skerrit on the army plane just like they did to the former Haitian president nou,? Don’t they know as long as Skerrit remains in office we will have more distructive storms and the US will have to spend more on Dominican then. The man badly needs to go if Dominicais going to stand a cgad

    • anonymous2
      April 20, 2018

      Corruption prevails at the top…….everywhere.

  6. My bad
    April 20, 2018

    Thank you USA . My only request is that the US military should not only bring hurricane relief supplies but maybe the need to keep a strong militay presence and equipment close by, especially in light of the military stockpiling of China’s military equipment and who knows the role of Russia, Syria and North Korea and what might have come in when we are asleep. So I do believe we need a US military presence because no one should trust Skerrit and what they are willing to do to stay in power.

    • Affa
      April 22, 2018

      Boo hoo hoo. ..the sky is falling, cow jumped over moon, chicken little. ..bla bla bla

    • d-a born
      April 23, 2018

      what are you smoking?

  7. Enchanted
    April 20, 2018

    “However, the tools, building supplies, solar panels, and school craft supplies will be placed in storage to support rebuilding efforts in Dominica planned for later this year.” I think we already know what’s going to happen to these stored items.

    • me
      April 20, 2018

      Good News building their own houses. They visit every year to build houses for the needy in the North and in the Castle Bruce area.

    • April 23, 2018

      Election time !!!

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