St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will show support to Trinidad and Tobago, which was recently affected by torrential rain and floods, by donating the sum of US$40,000.
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves indicated this during his address at the 39th Independence Day celebration, at Victoria Park Saturday morning.
The Prime Minister affirmed the country’s position on climate change, stating, “St. Vincent and the Grenadines stand in solidarity with all who suffer from the scourge of climate change.”
He announced, “Last week, our Cabinet approved the sum of US$40,000 as a mark of our solidarity with the people of Trinidad and Tobago consequent on the terrible floods which have recently afflicted them.”
Trinidad and Tobago was subject to heavy rain between October 18 and 19, which also resulted in strong floods that caused extensive damage to homes and businesses.