Prime Minister Mia Mottley has written to her counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley, expressing gratitude for his nation’s help with tools to assist in the clean-up of ash from the La Soufriere volcano.
The volcano within the neighbouring island of St Vincent dumped ash throughout Barbados when it first exploded on Friday, April 9.
PM Mottley mentioned in her letter dated April 19: “I write to you right now as Barbados is experiencing its most up-to-date disaster, caused by the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines; and which has induced our nation to be coated in ash thereby resulting in some measure of disruption, along with potential well being and environmental hazards.
“This letter serves to convey heartfelt appreciation to the federal government and the individuals of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on your act of kindness and cooperation whenever you readily responded to our plight at a second’s discover, arguing for brooms, goggles and protecting overalls to be sourced by Trinidad.”
PM Mottley mentioned this exhibits how inextricably linked “we’re” as CARICOM Member States.
“For it was our proximity to St Vincent which despatched us the ash and, by the identical token, our proximity to Trinidad and Tobago which enabled us to obtain these much-needed provides, transported by each your Air Guard airplane the and the Regional Safety System’s Air Wing,” the letter continued.
Within the letter posted to Fb, Mottley additionally wished PM Rowley a speedy restoration from the consequences of the COVID-19 virus.
“It’s certainly heart-warming to me that though you’re presently in isolation, following your latest COVID-19 optimistic checks, you had been considerate sufficient to succeed in out and supply this help. I want you a speedy restoration on behalf of my Authorities and all Barbadians and reaffirm my dedication to the tenets of regional cooperation. Prime Minister, thanks and God bless.”