SBM Offshore lends support to national COVID-19 fight

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 4, 2020

As Guyana ramps up the fight against COVID-19, private companies continue to lend support, the latest being SBM Offshore.


Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, accept the donate supplies from SBM Offshore Country Manager of SBM Offshore, Herve Laurioux

Last Friday the company donated a number of gloves and masks to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to aid in efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  The supplies included 15,000 masks and 15,000 gloves.

The items were handed over by Country Manager of SBM Offshore, Herve Laurioux, to Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, at the company’s Georgetown office.

In a release, the company stated that “the safety and health of everyone during this pandemic is a top priority. SBM Offshore is happy to provide personal protective equipment to the CDC to help with its important COVID-19 response in affected communities.”

Lieutenant Colonel Craig welcomed the donation from SBM Offshore and stated that the supplies will be distributed to frontline workers.

“We appreciate this gesture and definitely will ensure that these supplies get to those persons who need it the most so that they can effectively carry out their duties,” Lt. Col. Craig said.

The CDC welcomes donations towards this initiative – food supplies, personal care and sanitation supplies, or financing. Items can be sent to CDC’s headquarters, Thomas Road, Thomas Lands daily between 09:00 hours and 15:00hours.

Funds can be deposited to the Commission’s Republic Bank account number 962356519938.



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