Colombia Donates over $50k to The Bahamas for Hurricane Matthew Relief

Posted on: May 14, 2017

14th May, 2017
 
News Release
For Immediate Release
For further information, contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration Public Affairs Division
 
Colombia Donates over $50k to The Bahamas for Hurricane Matthew Relief
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration has confirmed receipt from the Republic of Colombia of a donation of almost fifty-five thousand dollars ($54,700.85) for Hurricane Relief in relation to Hurricane Matthew.
 
Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency said that the donation was much appreciated and would bolster the agency’s continued significant work toward hurricane relief… “We are currently rebuilding significantly more than one hundred homes between the islands of Grand Bahama and Andros alone, so these funds will most certainly come in well in assisting NEMA’s process of accomplishing hurricane recovery”.
 
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the Government of The Bahamas has formally expressed the nation’s gratitude for the expression of solidarity from the Republic of Colombia, which is a fellow member with The Bahamas in the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
 
Making the presentation to the NEMA Director, Captain Russell, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is Director General Sharon Brennen-Haylock (right), Chanelle Brown, Head of the Ministry’s Economic and Sustainable Development Division is also pictured (left).
 
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