Chile gives US$10K for trough recovery

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Chile gives US$10K for trough recovery
Chilean ambassador and Prime Minister Anthony shake hands after the cheque handing over
Chilean ambassador and Prime Minister Anthony shake hands after the cheque handing over

The Chilean government has made available US$10,000 to St. Lucia in support of its trough recovery efforts.

At a short ceremony at the prime minister’s office on Tuesday, Chilean Ambassador  Eduardo Bonilla said that while the amount is not a huge sum, and may not solve all the damage caused by the Christmas Eve trough, he hopes it will make some difference in furthering the country’s restoration efforts.

Bonilla believes the gesture will further manifest Chile’s solidarity with the government and people of St. Lucia.

The funds will first be dispersed to Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CEDEMA) through money transfer and will take effect within the next couple of days.

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, in graciously welcoming the gesture, said this was the direct result of his recent plea for aid at a meeting in Cuba where he called on Latin American countries to lend a hand to St. Lucia.

“I’m happy it didn’t fall on deaf ears,” he said.

Since the December 24, 2013 trough, a number of local, regional and international institutions and countries have provided aid to St. Lucia. The weather system had caused millions of dollars in infrastructural damage and six deaths.

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  1. WOW! St. Lucians, it is so sad to hear yall comments regarding such good gestures by the international community to St. Lucia, (beggers, handouts, peanuts, dance for money, shame, desperate etc, etc) How many of you actually contributed to the nation after this catastrophy? May be none. Ungrateful .... The only places yall can lash out yall venom is behind the PC in yall pest infested basement yall occupied of these metropolis.

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  2. The ungratitude of some lucians is breathtaking. Nation of beggars.

    Hand the money back if you're not happy with it. Shame on you.

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  3. Reminds me of the fleecers in William Peter Boulevard who get angry when they believe the tip is too small. Some people believe that "St. Lucia is not so desperate." Ha! Ha! Ha! Joke is on you.

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  4. People c'mon..as long as those monies REALLY BEBEFITS those in need..thats what matters..HALF A LOAF,IS BETTER THAN NONE

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  5. There is an old saying, "beggars are not choosers." Evidently some writers are indeed rude (crass) beggars. Whoever said that any country was obligated to give St. Lucia money in its palms? This is the entitlement mentality that gets under my skin. Let's be thankful for small mercies.

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  6. THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION ??????? WHERE ARE ALL OF THOSE MONIES GOING.I ALWAYS SEE HIS HANDS STRETCHING OUT BEGGING AND RECEIVING AND ST LUCIA IS LIKE A FULL STOP IT PAUSE,WAITING ON ELECTION YEAR.

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    • really! you not soo desperate? as a matter of fact we are desperate! you guys don't want to pay tax and u don't want monet from overseas!! u jus cant be pleased. where wud the money come from to fix the infrastructure of our island

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