Jamaica’s Junior Works Minister Richard Azan, who spent this week in Dominica leading a technical team assessing infrastructure damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika, met Tuesday (Sept. 8) with Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Foreign Minister Francine Baron and Public Works and Ports Minister Ian Pinard, Hype Life Magazine has learned.
During the meeting, held at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital Roseau, Azan presented a cheque to Prime Minister Skerrit on behalf of the Jamaican Government, which pledged a contribution of US $100,000 towards the island’s recovery efforts.
The Jamaican delegation, which is expected home today, undertook a detailed assessment of infrastructural damage with the prospect of offering further assistance in the recovery process.
Offers of two Bailey bridges as well as technical expertise in engineering and health have already been made by Jamaican Government, as part of its overall programme of assistance to Dominica.
Azan was accompanied by officers of the National Works Agency, including CEO E G Hunter, Major Projects Director Varden Downer and Technical Services Director Roger Smith.