Guyana sends first set of relief to Hurricane affected islands

Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix, Preparedness and Response Manager of the Civil Defense Commission Major Sean Welcome and officials from the affected Islands with relief supplies. (Photo via Department of Public Information)
Guyana Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix, Preparedness and Response Manager of the Civil Defence Commission Major Sean Welcome and officials from the affected Islands with relief supplies. (Photo via Department of Public Information)

The first set of relief by Government to hurricane-affected islands Antigua, St Maarten, and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) arrived in Antigua via aircraft on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix who joined the Needs Assessment team in Antigua on Sunday has expressed Government’s commitment to continued support. Following his arrival, the Minister visited Tortola, BVI, where he met with some of the Guyanese Nationals affected. It is estimated that some 1,500 Guyanese reside on the island.