The Government of Montserrat will be making a contribution to ongoing efforts from Caribbean nations to offer financial assistance to help The Bahamas build back better, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.
The Premier and Minister of Finance Donaldson Romeo, today confirmed that the Government of Montserrat (GOM) will contribute US$ 25,000 towards the total financial assistance to be given by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to aid Bahamas in their recovery efforts.
Premier Romeo is also appealing to all Montserratians everywhere, who are able and willing, to demonstrate their generosity and compassion in any way they can.
Meanwhile, Premier Romeo has given his government’s commitment that a further assessment will be made at a later date to determine what other support, whether supplies, human resources or additional financial assistance, can be made.
More than 1000 people are still reported missing following the hurricane which decimated the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco. Independent countries in the OECS have each agreed to donate US$100,000 to hurricane relief. CARICOM leaders and agencies have been working closely with the Government of The Bahamas to provide manpower as well as technical support to the relief work.