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NDP expresses solidarity with Dominica after Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc


The New Democratic Party (NDP) says this hurricane season is proving to be a very challenging one and encourages Vincentians to extend a helping hand to our Caribbean neighbours.

In a release issued early last week, the party said it is “saddened by the early news of devastation coming out of Dominica, our OECS neighbour. At this early stage of damage assessment, we have not heard of any deaths or serious injury because of the storm and pray that it remains that way. Our prayers also go out to the people in the forecasted path of Maria, as the hurricane moves forward on its destructive course.

“We encourage all Vincentians to think of ways to extend a helping hand to our fellow Caribbean country. The NDP acknowledges the call for assistance by the Government of Dominica and will assist as much as we possibly can.

“It may seem unimaginable that so soon after the devastation of Category 5 Hurricane Irma, we are again as a region dealing with the impact of another major hurricane. However, together we will overcome. Let us join hands and hearts and show true humanity,” the release said.