As the entire world continues its fight against COVID-19, CIBC
FirstCaribbean continues to give its support to the Ministry of Health and by extension the Government
Through its charitable arm, FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, a donation was recently
presented to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Letitia Lestrade Wyke by Country
Head Stephen Lander toward the island’s vaccination programme.
Mr Lander noted the challenges COVID 19 has had and continues to have globally. “When the saga
started none of us anticipated the length of time we would be dealing with it. From a corporate social
responsibility stand point, CIBC FirstCaribbean has always been ‘how can we help?’ Along the way at
every stage of the fight we want to do something to assist, so now we’re into a new chapter and the
important thing now is to get our population vaccinated so we can get to herd immunity,” Mr. Lander
Mrs. Wyke also commended the bank for providing assistance from the initial stage of the Ministry’s
fight against COVID-19. “These donations show that the work the Ministry is doing is appreciated by
groups and members of the community,” she noted.
She further urged all Dominicans to get vaccinated explaining that the vaccines will be administered at
no cost to individuals.
Caption: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Letitia Lestrade Wyke with Country Head
About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services
through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management
segments. We are located in sixteen (16) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking
services through approximately 2,900 employees in 64 branches and offices. We are one of the largest
regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with US$12
billion in assets and market capitalization of US$2 billion. We also have a representative office in Hong
Kong providing business development, relationship management and fund administration.
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial
institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business
units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – CIBC offers a full range
of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices
across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.
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