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Government Contributes US $100,000 to Bahamas

The Government of Dominica on Monday announced it had established a Bahamas Disaster Relief Account at the National Bank of Dominica. The account is open for donations, and the number is: 15004385.

This followed an earlier announcement that Government would commit USD 100 000 to the hurricane raved country.

As of Monday night Hurricane Dorian, the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the northern Bahamas was still battering Grand Bahama Island. Latest reports show that the Hurricane has finally inched over the Bahamas and is moving toward Florida. A tropical storm warning is now in effect for the Bahamas.

Acting Prime Minister of Dominica, Reginald Austrie told a press briefing late Monday, a cabinet meeting had decided to make cash contributions to the country’s recovery efforts.

Austrie says Dominica’s water company DOWASCO will send six employees to help restore water lines and DOMLEC has also pledged to send a team to assist with power restoration.

DIGICEL and FLOW are also both poised to offer assistance. The DAIC and the Red Cross have pledged support.

Government is considering several other means of assistance, including temporary school transfers to Dominica for Bahamian students whose schools were displaced during Dorian. All emergency sectors have been mobilized to assist.

Austrie said, “We believe that all aspects of the DOminican society is well and properly trained to take a leading role in the recovery and restoration efforts in the Bahamas”.

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