Prime Minister thanks key agencies in tropical storm relief efforts

Allen Chastanet

Individuals who helped in the nation’s recovery during Tropical Storm Matthew receive a resounding vote of thanks.

Prime Minister Hon. Allen M. Chastanet, last week hosted a cocktail at his official residence in Vigie, to convey the government’s gratitude to those who played a significant role in the nation’s safety and recovery during Tropical Storm Matthew.

Present were representatives of the Saint Lucia Electricity Services (LUCELEC), the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO), and the media.

The Prime Minister underscored the dedication of those who restored electricity and water services, cleared the roads, and kept the nation informed.

“The workers from LUCELEC and WASCO always prove what they are prepared to do when we have a hurricane. Every single time that we have a crisis in this country you go to work, you put your lives at risk, you work these extra hours, but the most important thing is that you deliver to Saint Lucia every single time.”

Media houses also received commendation.

“We are so grateful for what you do. The reporters who were out there filming and documenting what took place, the radio hosts who kept the lines going, providing information to people who were scared, a big thank you to all of you for the work that you do.”

The island’s leader toured the agricultural belt extensively following the storm, during which time he acknowledged the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and other government ministries that actively responded during and after the storm.

The Prime Minister is also concerned about the effect the storm had on farmers, and efforts are ongoing to help the agriculture sector recover.