Last Saturday Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressed Dominicans and other Caribbean nationals at Beulah Church of the Nazarene, Brooklyn, about the devastation of Dominica by Hurricane Maria. The prime minister appealed for global help from nations to help fund constructing roads, bridges, hospitals, electrical plants and other massive undertaking that mainly governments can fund. He also asked individuals to send food, water, clothing and everyday consumer items to the approximate population of 73,000 left homeless and hungry by the wrath of Hurricane Maria.
Over the weekend Caribbean nationals in Brooklyn brought food and other supplies to Saint Lucia House, 49th @ Church Ave. The organization graciously gave its building to store supplies for shipping to Dominica.
Last Friday Prime Minister Gaston Browne met with nationals of Antigua and Barbuda in New York City. The prime minister explained to those gathered at Butler Memorial United Methodist Church in the Bronx of how all 1500 residents of Barbuda are now living in Antigua due to the massive destruction of Hurricane Irma. “I believe on a per capita basis, the extent of the destruction is unprecedented; Barbuda is totally destroyed,” he explained.