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The Government of the Republic of Suriname has responded to Saint Lucia’s call for assistance to deal with the effects of the Christmas Eve trough, which claimed six lives, left many homeless and damaged Infrastructure.

In a Diplomatic Note dated January 6, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname communicated that a monetary donation of EC$500,000.00 will be made to Saint Lucia, by the Central Bank of Suriname. The funds will be made available through the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

The Government of the Republic of Suriname also indicated that preparations are in place for the shipment of ten (10) 20Ft containers with water and other supplies for the affected communities.

The Republic of Suriname expressed regret over the devastation caused and lives lost as a result of the natural disaster.

The Government of Saint Lucia sincerely thanks all Governments and organizations who have made donations, monetary and otherwise and looks forward to the continued assistance of the International Community, as work continues to restore normalcy to the island.
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