‘No neglect’ of Guyanese in Trinidad and Tobago – Acting PM
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, performing the duties of Prime Minister today in the National Assembly, clarified that Guyana’s consulate in Trinidad and Tobago is providing services to affected Guyanese in that country.
The minister was responding to a question posed by PPP Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, who claimed that Guyanese in the flood-affected Twin-Island are not receiving the necessary assistance they need.
The acting Prime Minister said the government, through its consulate office, is readily available and will be providing assistance to Guyanese there.
As normal in these circumstances, Minister Greenidge noted between the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) and its Trinidadian counterpart, it was agreed that the CDC will be providing food items to those affected citizens.
He clarified that there is no neglect or abandonment of government’s obligations to Guyanese in Trinidad and Tobago.
“I will like to assure you that things are in place,” the minister stated.
He reminded that a regional disaster response framework is in place which sees collaboration among the national authorities in the affected country, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and other related agencies.
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