CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada, will lead a CARICOM delegation to several Hurricane-Irma-stricken islands today and tomorrow. The Chairman will be accompanied by the CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin Larocque.
The delegation also includes Mr. Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – the CARICOM Institution coordinating the regional response to the Hurricane Irma disaster.
The CARICOM delegation will travel on a Regional Security System (RSS) aircraft from Grenada and make a first stop in the British Virgin Islands, followed by Anguilla in the afternoon. They spend tonight in Antigua and will visit Barbuda tomorrow morning.
Irma, a destructive Category 5 Hurricane, roared through the northern Leeward Islands last week causing several deaths and widespread damage to infrastructure, with Anguilla, Barbuda and the BVI among the hardest hit.