Harris Paints donates over $100,000 to Dominica

PM Skerrit accept presentation from Harris Paint's Ian Kenyon
PM Skerrit accepts presentation from Harris Paint’s Ian Kenyon

Following the passage of tropical storm Erika, more than EC$100,000 worth of paint, products and resources has been pledged to the Government and people of Dominica by the leading Paint company in Dominica, Harris Paints, the Caribbean Champions of Colour.

The regional coating specialists have also shipped a 40ft container packed with shoes, clothing, household items and foodstuff.

Harris Paints Dominica staff have also been visiting communities across Dominica, donating needed supplies such as food items. The mission at Harris is: To ENRICH the lives of people wherever Harris chooses to market its products and services.

This is a great opportunity now where Harris Paints has contributed towards the transformation of the environment in Dominica, post the damages caused by storm Erika on 27th August, 2015, in fulfilling its mission.

“Dominicans are known to be resilient but we are all pretty shocked at the scale of the disaster and now is the time for us to come together and show our support as corporate citizens,” said Ian Kenyon, Chief Executive Officer of Harris Paints.

Mr Kenyon along with Mrs Marguerite Desir – who heads the Dominica, St Lucia and Guyana Business Units recently visited Dominica to get a first-hand look at the devastation. While there, they had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and officially presented the company’s offer of support. They also joined the Dominican local team in the distribution of needed items at the different communities.

“Our first priority as Dominica’s leading paint supplier was to assist individuals who needed basic items for survival and then to help in the rebuilding phase, which will be a crucial step in the country regaining its footing,” said Kenyon. “During our meeting we also proposed to the Government of Dominica a sustained effort on the part of Harris Paints over the next two years. In the meantime, we want to assure all Dominicans that Harris Paints will continue to lend assistance in whatever way we can.”

Mr Kenyon also urged individuals, associations and organisations to continue to support the relief effort in the coming days and months.

Harris Paints currently has operations in five territories across the Caribbean and sales through agents in 15 countries, ranging from Belize in the west to Jamaica in the north and Suriname in the south.

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13 Comments

  1. Esther
    September 15, 2015

    Lets think here for a moment. God has spared your lives not to be part of the problem, but part of the solution. I have read the above and hear so much anger and arrogance. Try to be thankful instead of ungrateful. its already a very horrendous situation, this sort of attitude does not assist the current circumstances in anyway. Do what you can with a kind and willful heart, pray for each other and your government along the way. Pick up the pieces together with love, kindness, positive words. I am not asking to turn a blind eye to the greed and selfishness that exist, it will always be there …. I am asking for us to choose to be the change we want to see. this is meant to encourage us all. hope it did.

  2. BabyNeedFormula
    September 14, 2015

    Thank you guys so much

  3. Da
    September 14, 2015

    Skerritt again and his photo ops for personal praises !!
    This about the people Skerro , they come first. But I wonder if the people themselves know that!!

  4. Mr Paul
    September 13, 2015

    Harris Paint you can do better that’s crumbs from the table and stop disrespecting your loyal workers
    why can’t one of the Dominican staff present that cheque they are more than able , MR John the Accountant,
    Roselyn, Claudette , seaman. and the list goes on even Steve in production so what BARBADOS

    Im mr paul and i endose this message…..

    • me
      September 14, 2015

      I know right. After they selling the paints so dam expensive. he just wanted the recognition and having his face in the news, at least let a Dominican hand over the cheque..

  5. bigest government in Caribbean
    September 13, 2015

    Dominica labour party has the biggest cabinet 18 ministers,while the country produces the least almost no export
    logical thing is to cut down on ministers

  6. 4-cars
    September 12, 2015

    Thanks Haro. Give him the paint; but don’t give him the money. Thanks again.

  7. Stop the greed
    September 12, 2015

    Very good but where are the other business like the big car rentals, rubis, West Indies oil, valley engineering, sukie, fort young hotel who makes a killing on cricket and wcmf year after year, m & r trading, maxtroy, eh Charles, courts, astaphan, hara agencies, and the other companies that depend on the poor people of dominica dollar to make there millions. 50 grand will kill allu? Come on dominica choose where you buy in the future cause some of those business men too greedy boss. Felix Augustine jr did 50 grand and he benefits absolutely nothing from our economy, congrats you’re a true son of de soil. Who vex lost that’s my opinion

  8. Lee
    September 11, 2015

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  9. zimba
    September 11, 2015

    Will the paint etc. be at cost or retail price?

    • Independent Observer
      September 12, 2015

      I don’t think the donation of paint can be sold.

      Some of us have a one track mind. Smh.

  10. DA
    September 11, 2015

    Thank you Harris Paints

  11. Roseau River
    September 11, 2015

    Great gesture by Harris Paints. Thank you. It is wonderful to see our Caribbean community helping each other in their time of need.

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