First Caribbean Donates to Barbuda Recovery Efforts

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Thursday 21st June, 2018 –First Caribbean International Bank has presented a cheque of US $50,000 towards recovery efforts in Barbuda.

The cheque was handed over by Country Manager Glen Smith to Minister of Barbuda Affairs the Hon. Dean Joseph on Tuesday during a simple ceremony at the bank’s Old Parham Road location.

Some EC$20,000 was already disbursed last October to assist students who were impacted by the hurricane to pay for CXC and CSEC fees.

The balance of EC$115,000 was presented today (Tues) which will go towards the continued rehabilitation of Barbuda.

“We hope that these funds would continue to assist in speeding up the process of returning some degree of normalcy to the lives of our brothers and sister on the sister island of Barbuda,” Smith said.

Minister Dean Jonas was very pleased to receive the financial donation and noted that it is very timely in the rebuilding of Barbuda. Much progress has been made on the Sister Island but there is still a lot to be done.