Grenada Expresses Sorrow Over Disaster in Neighbouring Islands

The Grenada Government has expressed its “deepest sense of regret at the loss of lives and properties and the displacement of people as a result of the heavy rains over the Christmas period in our sister Windward Islands.”

In an official statement, the government expressed solidarity “at this trying and difficult time.”

While the heavy rains also lashed Grenada from Christmas Eve going into Christmas Day, the brunt of its effect was felt in Dominica, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. “Grenada stands ready to mobilise its people and limited resources to help our sisters and brothers,” the statement said.

Disaster Management officials in St George’s are speaking to their counterparts in the affected three islands about their immediate needs and concrete ways in which the assistance can be organised. “The heavy rains and the resulting disaster once again reminds us about the vulnerability of our various islands, and need for continued planning and preparation at mitigation,” the official statement of regret declared.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has been briefed on to the developments, and has been in touch with his counterparts.

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