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CARICOM sending food aid

Premier Smith during a meeting with CARICOM delegates this week. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Tonnes of relief supplies from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are reportedly headed for the territory, the British Virgin Islands Government has said.

The Government made the announcement yesterday, adding that it met with members of CARICOM this week and they pledged continued support to the BVI.

“I received notice of additional food aid that will be collected from some CARICOM members, leaving out of St Vincent on Friday with a capacity to carry some 1800 tonnes of supplies,” Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said after the meeting with CARICOM.

A delegation from the regional body paid a ‘courtesy visit’ to the territory on Tuesday.

Persons who visited include Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell; Secretary General of CARICOM, Irwin LaRocque; and Coordinator for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, Stephen O’Malley among others.

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