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Monday, February 7, 2005 - Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony, who is chairman of the National Emergency Management Organization [NEMO], has activated NEMO to respond to the Flooding situation in Guyana. This follows a meeting chaired by Dr. Anthony, between a team of officials from NEMO and other government agencies, and the St. Lucia /Guyana Association last Thursday (February 3).

It was agreed that there should be a combined effort between the Guyanese community here and the Government of St. Lucia, to stimulate greater support among the private sector and individuals.

NEMO, the Guyana/Saint Lucia Association and the Saint Lucia Red Cross have launched an appeal to the Nation to open their hearts to yet another sister State affected by a disaster. The flooding in Guyana has resulted in major loss to private and commercial properties.

Honorary Council for Guyana to St. Lucia, Lokesh Singh said, “We will be working with the government agencies through the post offices, in coordinating collections of materials from individuals in the society for consolidation in containers for shipment to Guyana. In addition to that, the government of St. Lucia has discussed the review of possible cash allocation to the government of Guyana towards the relief efforts”.

Mr. Singh said to date, the contributions from the international donor community towards the Guyana relief effort was in excess of US$2 million. Other agencies such as PAHO, CEDERA and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), have pledge their support to Guyana, which has suffered millions of dollars in damages

“We are speaking of this flood affecting at least a third of the population of Guyana, we are talking of loss of households items, we are talking of loss of property, loss of businesses, companies and the country being completely dislocated”, Mr. Singh informed.

While most of the water has receded, the country continues to experience heavy rains. A needs list issued by the National Emergency Management Organization indicated that clothing was not required. The focus at this time is on medical supplies, layette, toiletries, and cleaning items.

Packages should be labeled NEMO and taken to the Saint Lucia Red Cross Building at Vigie in Castries or to any Post Office. A container is scheduled to leave Saint Lucia on Thursday, February 10th, 2005.

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