St. Kitts PM pledges assistance to Dominica

Dr. Harris (right), PM Skerrit and Maduro inspect a petrocasa in Dominica on Wednesday
Dr. Harris (right), PM Skerrit and Maduro inspect a petrocasa in Dominica on Wednesday

St. Kitts and Nevis has provided EC$ 1 million in relief to Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika, and the Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris, is promising more help.

Harris said the twin island state was spared the ravages of the storm and the government felt moved to assist Dominica in its time of need.

“St. Kitts and Nevis, we were lucky to have been spared the ravages of Erika and that is why we were moved to provide a first contribution of $1-million to the government and people of Dominica,” he said.

Harris arrived in Dominica with Venezuelan President, Nicholas Maduro, on Wednesday for a handing over ceremony of 300 houses, known as ‘Petrocasas,’ from the Government of Venezuela to Dominica.

He said the people of St. Kitts hope the resilience of the people of Dominica will continue to shine through, despite the disaster.

“We have a long relationship with the government and people of Dominica and we thought that that this was a good time to come to show solidarity not only with Prime Minister (Roosevelt) Skerrit and his government, but the people of Dominica to let them know that all over the people of the Caribbean, in particular, stand in solidarity with them and their recovery is assured…” he said.

Harris stated that Dominica has many friends who are willing to help.

“Dominica has many friends and the friends will rise to the occasion,” he said.

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8 Comments

  1. 4-cars
    September 27, 2015

    Dominica has been very un-lucky when comes to hurricane. We had David; We had Andrew; We had Skeritt, and we just had Erika. All of them caused serious and permanent damage to our beloved country.

  2. Dominican
    September 24, 2015

    Big contribution from a small country. That sets a new standard. St. Kitts thanks a million.

  3. ATKINSON
    September 24, 2015

    Thank you P.M. Harris

  4. William Mc Lawrence
    September 24, 2015

    Thanks St kitts and Nevis for your generous offer of assistance… Small country big heart :wink: :wink:

  5. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    September 24, 2015

    Thank you Venezuela, thank You St. Kitts and Nevis, Thank you all our friends for reaching out and touching Dominica in our time of need. Total respect Prime Minister Skerrit. you are who Dominica needs as Prime Minister; the right man for the job of rebuilding our country. Thank you PM.

  6. UDOHREADYET
    September 24, 2015

    blessings blessings blessings… thank you Skeritt for being wise enough to see who we should be partnering with for a bright future & continued progress.

    • Not a herd follower
      September 24, 2015

      Why not thank the leaders of the two countries that are providing the assistance?

      • Really
        September 24, 2015

        Thank you PM Skerrit,thank you Pres. Maduro, thank you PM Harris for your kind donations to Dominica.Is that better?

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