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Jagdeo calls on Government to immediately assist Guyanese desirous of evacuating hurricane affected islands

The Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo have renewed his call for immediate assistance to our Caribbean brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Irma. 

In a statement,  Mr. Jagdeo said, “…I commiserated with our Caribbean brothers and sisters whose lives have been uprooted and thrown in a state of chaos as a result of Hurricane Irma, one of the most devastating in recent history. I urged the Government of Guyana to render as much assistance that is could to alleviate the plight of those affected.”

The Opposition leader have also called upon the Government of Guyana to immediately assist Guyanese living on the affected islands who are desirous of evacuating. “…, I call upon the Government of Guyana to immediately initiate steps to provide assistance to our Caribbean brothers and sisters and to assist with the evacuation of Guyanese living on the affected islands, who are so desirous of evacuating,” he stated.

Below is the full statement from the Leader of the Opposition:
At my last Press Conference, I commiserated with our Caribbean brothers and sisters whose lives have been uprooted and thrown in a state of chaos as a result of Hurricane Irma, one of the most devastating in recent history. I urged the Government of Guyana to render as much assistance that is could to alleviate the plight of those affected.

Today, with a better assessment done and more information available, I call upon the Government of Guyana to immediately initiate steps to provide assistance to our Caribbean brothers and sisters and to assist with the evacuation of Guyanese living on the affected islands, who are so desirous of evacuating. The extent of damages is insurmountable with lives lost, buildings flattened and thousands of people without access to water, food and proper shelter.

Hurricane Irma has practicably reduced some of these islands to ground zero. It is, therefore, incumbent upon the Government of Guyana to take immediate action.
9th September 2017

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