Range Developments, developers of the Park Hyatt St Kitts and the Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica, answered the call to assist Dominica following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
It sent more than 100 tonnes of food and household goods to help the people of Dominica as they recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Erika, which caused widespread flooding on the island. The boatload of much needed items including tinned food, nappies, water and baby milk arrived on the docks at Portsmouth on Saturday September 5.
“We asked for governments and companies to help the people of Dominica and have been overwhelmed by the response,” said Roosevelt Skerrit the Honorable Prime Minister of Dominica. “This shipment of food and urgent supplies from Range Developments shows that this is a company willing to fulfill its obligations.”
Range Developments takes a very proactive approach to corporate social responsibility in all its activities, both in Dominica and St Kitts & Nevis.
“We have all seen the pictures of the devastation in Dominica and our hearts go out to the people of the island as they work to rebuild their lives,” says Mohammed Asaria, Vice-Chairman of Range Developments. “Range is pleased to be able to offer assistance at this time.”
The Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica will be a 101-room hotel on Douglas Bay on the north shore of the island, close to the town of Portsmouth. Plans are still afoot for the start of construction in November, as neither the site nor the areas around Portsmouth were badly affected by the storm damage.
“Projects such as the Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica are now even more important than ever to the economy,” says Mr Asaria. “I am confident that the country will respond sharply from this setback. Construction of this beautiful new hotel will provide local jobs and bring revenue to the island for many generations to come.”
The Cabrits Resort Kempinski is the first Government approved real estate project under the Citizenship by Investment Program of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
“I would like to encourage economic citizens to be generous and play their part in the reconstruction of Dominica,” said Mr. Asaria.
This is Range Development’s second project in the Caribbean, following the launch of the Park Hyatt St Kitts, due to open in 2016.