PPP calls for evac­u­a­tion of Guyanese af­fected by irma

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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. (State­ment from Op­po­si­tion Leader, Bhar­rat Jagdeo)

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