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PM Christie welcomes CARICOM Chairman and SG to hurricane damaged The Bahamas


Posted in: Press Releases | 12 October 2016 | 1404

    Prime Minister of The Bahamas Hon. Perry Christie greets CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque while CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica looks on (Photo via Dominica PM’s Office)
    Prime Minister of The Bahamas Hon. Perry Christie greets CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque while CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica looks on (Photo via Dominica PM’s Office)

    The Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin laRocque are in The Bahamas, Wednesday for a first hand look at the damage caused during the passage of hurricane Matthew.  They were received by Bahamian Prime Minister Hon. Perry Christie.


    Cleaning up in The Bahamas after Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew crashed into The Bahamas last Wednesday and Thursday with up to 145 mile-per-hour winds, storm surges and torrential rains, which left a number of houses destroyed, widespread flooding, fallen trees and electricity poles and damage to the fisheries and agriculture sector. 

    Both the Chairman and the Secretary-General have given assurances of CARICOM’s commitment to assisting with the rebuilding and recovery efforts in the CARICOM Member States affected by  Matthew.

    The CARICOM response is being led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) which has been working with national relief organisations to assess damage, determine priority needs and provide relief.

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