CARICOM Secretariat Staff Association contributes to Barbuda and Dominica Hurricane Recovery efforts

The Hon. E. P. Chet Greene, Minister of Trade, Industry, Commerce, Sports and National Festivals, Antigua and Barbuda receives a token cheque on behalf of the Barbuda Relief and Rebuild Fund, from the Staff Association President, Mr. Timothy Odle, while Staff Association Member, Ms. Evelyn DeFreitas looks on.
The Hon. E. P. Chet Greene, Minister of Trade, Industry, Commerce, Sports and National Festivals, Antigua and Barbuda receives a token cheque on behalf of the Barbuda Relief and Rebuild Fund, from the Staff Association President, Mr. Timothy Odle, while Staff Association Member, Ms. Evelyn DeFreitas looks on.

President of the CARICOM Secretariat Staff Association Mr. Timothy Odle on Friday presented cheques of EC$10,000 each to Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Trade, Industry, Commerce, Sport and National Festivals Hon. Chet Greene and Dominica’s Director of Trade, Mr. Matthan Walter, to support the countries’ post hurricane recovery efforts.

Minister Greene and Mr. Walter were in Guyana for the 45th Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which ended at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown on Friday. The Minister made a presentation to the Meeting on ‘Unprecedented Hurricane Disasters – Impact on Barbuda and Dominica Requiring Urgent Help’.

Mr. Odle advised that the CARICOM Secretariat had three and nine staff members from Antigua/Barbuda and Dominica respectively, and as a family, all staff felt the loss, pain, distress and suffering of the Members of the Community who were affected by the Category Five Hurricanes Irma and Maria which visited the Region during September 2017.

Mr. Matthan J. Walter, Director of Trade, Minister of Trade, Energy and Employment, Dominica receives a token cheque on behalf of the Dominica Relief Effort, from CARICOM Secretariat Staff Association Member, Ms. Evelyn DeFreitas while the President of the Staff Association, Mr. Timothy Odle, looks on.
Mr. Matthan J. Walter, Director of Trade, Minister of Trade, Energy and Employment, Dominica receives a token cheque on behalf of the Dominica Relief Effort, from CARICOM Secretariat Staff Association Member, Ms. Evelyn DeFreitas while the President of the Staff Association, Mr. Timothy Odle, looks on.

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CARICOM Secretariat’s Staff Association supports students in storm-damaged Dominica – VIDEO

The CARICOM Secretariat’s Staff Association recently presented EC$8000 worth of school supplies to Dominica’s Ministry of Education for students at the Pichelin and Petite Savanne Primary schools who were affected by the August 27 devastating passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

Curvelle David, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, CARICOM Secretariat made the presentation in Roseau to  Assistant Chief Education Officer,   Dr. Jeffrey Blaize.

We are pleased to present the video recording of the presentation ceremony, compliments the Dominica Government Information Service.

REETA Project donates US$1,000 towards the CARICOM Secretariat Staff Association’s Back-to-School Supplies Drive for Dominica

A CARICOM Secretariat Staff Association Back-to-School-Supplies-Drive for students in storm-hit Dominica was given a boost this week with a US$1,000 contribution by the CARICOM-German Government Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Project.

Mr. Andreas Taeuber, Head of the REETA Project in presenting the contribution to Ms. Mignon Bowen–Phillips, President of the Staff Association took the opportunity to applaud the manner in which the staff of the Secretariat and the people of the Community have supported Dominica in its hour of need.
In response, Ms. Bowen-Phillips expressed gratitude for the generous support received from the REETA project and indicated that it will assist the students who are in need of supplies for the new school year. The Staff Association plans to provide schools bags, note books, crayons, pens and pencils and other stationary supplies to affected students.
This is the second contribution from the REETA project to the Dominica Disaster Recovery Plan. The Project was set up to, among other things, explore the use of solar energy, wind power, bio-energy, and hydro power for energy cost savings in many areas including for business and households.