Investment Never Looked Better

09 Oct 2017
some of the items ready to be shipped to Dominica

Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) has joined other government agencies and private sector entities throughout the Caribbean, that have come to the aid of hurricane-ravaged Dominica.

That island was struck by Hurricane Maria – a category 5 storm – on September 18th. The storm, which left death and destruction in its wake, has set Dominica back at least two decades.

Over the last three weeks, a number of neighbouring islands including Saint Lucia, have provided immeasurable support to the island, sending in supplies of food and water. Other essential personnel, including several law enforcement officers have also taken up residence on the island to help maintain law and order.

CEO of Invest Saint Lucia, Gillray Cadet explained that the donation, which includes a financial contribution from staff as well as water and essential supplies totaling tens of thousands of dollars, is the least that ISL can do under the current circumstances.

“Our hearts go out to all the victims of the recent natural disasters in the regions. We cannot begin to imagine the trauma that our Caribbean neighbours continue to endure.  We will continue to do whatever we can as a team and government agency, to help alleviate some of the discomfort that our neighbours are currently experiencing. Regarding Dominica, this gesture may not reach the thousands of Dominicans who are displaced, but we hope it will, in some measure, help to ease the dire situation in the Nature Isle.”

ISL collaborated with some of its corporate partners to fill the 40-foot container with water and essential items such as non-perishable foods, hygiene and baby products, as well as two generators and inflatable water tanks.

ISL is working closely with its counterparts at Invest Dominica and Discover Dominica, whose representatives are expected to be on-hand to receive the goods once the shipment arrives.