General Manager of LIME-Grenada, Angus Steele arranged for water supplies to be transported to St. Vincent and the Grenadines following their deadly Christmas Eve flooding.
The neighbouring island recently suffered damage following floods caused by torrential rains on Christmas Eve.
Steele dispatched a public call for donations late Saturday evening, and said the response to his plea was “amazing”.
Several government officials, including Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Alexandra Otway-Noel and Minister of ICT, Alvin DaBreo also supported Steele’s request for water supplies.
Both public and private corporations including- the Bar Association, Le Phare Bleu, True Blue Bay Resort, Jonas Browne and Hubbards, the Port Authority and the Government of Grenada were among those who supported the cause.
The National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) made their contribution by providing bottled water and four water pipes to the flood damaged island.
Following conversations with the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Steele said the major need on the island is water.
Steele, who held the position of General Manager at LIME-St. Vincent for four years, says the country is very dear to him.
“St. Vincent was good to us back in 2004 when Hurricane Ivan hit. Now it’s time for us to give back and help our neighbours. Water is the main need right now, so that’s what we’re providing. Next we’re going to help St. Lucia”, he said.
Some 31,000 gallons of bulk drinking water and over 1400 cases of bottled water were offloaded at Chateubeliar and Kingstown respectively. The supplies were transported via the Osprey Lines Limited ‘Gondola’.
Approximately 50 percent of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was left without water from pipes, and many are homeless following the extensive flooding on Christmas Eve.