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British military aircraft to airlift Guyana’s relief supplies to the Caribbean

Britain is to deploy a military aircraft to Guyana to uplift at least 10 shipping containers of relief supplies for hurricane-hit Caribbean islands, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Thursday.

He said the British High Commission has advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that a C-130 aircraft would come to Guyana to pick up the much-needed items.

The containers would be taken to Antigua from where the supplies would be distributed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to the islands.

Harmon said government has already indicated to Britain that it might ask for another aircraft to uplift more supplies.

The State Minister noted that prior to Britain’s help, the private sector was considering hiring a 300 tonne capacity vessel to take the supplies.

GAICO, a privately-owned company, has already paid US$12,000 to transport one container of supplies to Antigua.

The supplies include rice, sugar and building supplies.

Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria have virtually flattened St Maarten, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Dominica.

  • Emile_Mervin

    Would the PPP government have allowed the British to do this? When the British once offered to pay hundreds of millions to aid in police reform, the criminal elements running the government said no. This is why the Chief Thief can’t get his hands on the reins of power…again!

    • Truth !

      Disaster relief and security r very different dumbo

      • Emile_Mervin

        Listen up, bimbo, although disaster relief and national safety are different in operation, it is the political decision required to make them effective is my focus. A million bimbos can NEVER diminish the intensity of my criticism of your criminally corrupt Opposition Leader who refused to let the British station their police among their peers in Guyana. This President has allowed the British to send an advisor to work with the local security forces and now a plane to assist with relief efforts. Stuff that down your craw!

    • Col123

      It’s a flipping humanitarian effort jenny azz!!!… that’s the best you can say…you should down your head in shame with the pittance we have contributed…

  • Emile_Mervin

    Now, you just took the trophy for chief ignar, because my post said nothing about race or ethnicity or nationality – White, Black or Indian – but being able to accept foreign help without fear or worry.

    FYI, the same white man you dismiss was actually contacted by Jagdeo in 2006 asking them to provide help reforming the police force. When the same white man responded with a GY$6B grant, Jagdeo rejected it because the grant called for British police to work alongside locals as part of the reform exercise.

    As for the last sentence of my blog, it had nothing to do with any physical indulgence, but the ability to slowly assimilate information so that it sinks in and makes sense. But, of course, you had a different interpretation because you wanted to vent your raging anger at another blogger with whom you disagree. You are not alone in your anger.