Mrs. Persad-Bissessar is chairman of Caricom, and lead Prime Minister on security in the region.
The ODPM has items in its National Warehouse as well as five pre-positioned and pre-packed 40 feet containers. Items necessary for immediate mobilization have been placed in these containers and warehouses. With the assistance of the Supermarkets Association, water manufacturers and other key suppliers of emergency goods and services, the ODPM is mobilizing the necessary stuff to be sent to St Lucia in the shortest possible time.
The CEO of ODPM, Dr. Stephen Ramroop has contacted the Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Honourable Philip J Pierre, and received a list of items that were urgently required by the Government and People of Saint Lucia.
The following were requested:
First Aid Kits
Any other as necessary
The Government, through the ODPM, has initiated this process and has used one of its five pre-positioned and pre-packed containers to send immediately as well as to source another 40 feet container to send 150 mattresses.
The ODPM has commenced packing of these two 40 feet containers and is expected to be ready to ship to Saint Lucia by 1:00 pm today – on Thursday 26th December 2013.
No requests have come from the other affected islands as yet.
December 26, 2013