An official delegation from the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now in the British Virgin Islands, to get a first-hand view of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.
The delegation comprises Minister of Economic Planning Camillo Gonsalves; Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar, and three technicians.
The API says while in the BVI, the delegation was expected to make a courtesy call on Premier Dr. Orlando Smith and hold meetings with BVI Government officials.
The team was also scheduled to visit the East End/Long Look community before departing to Virgin Gorda to convene an open-air meeting with Vincentian citizens on the island.
The government officials were then scheduled to return to Tortola for a meeting at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre, in Baughers Bay.
That meeting would be chaired by Bishop Ishmael Charles, St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ newly appointed Honorary Consul to the BVI. The Vincentian delegation is scheduled to leave the BVI today.
A boat will also leave Port Kingstown tomorrow to take food and other supplies to the BVI.
The South Central Windward Producers Co-operative collected the names of skilled construction workers who wished to volunteer or be employed in the reconstruction efforts in Anguilla, Barbuda, BVI and USVI.