ECTEL makes do­na­tion to Do­minica re­lief ef­forts

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Eastern Caribbean Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Au­thor­ity (ECTEL) has made a mon­e­tary con­tri­bu­tion to as­sist the Com­mon­wealth of Do­minica in its re­lief ef­forts in the af­ter­math of Trop­i­cal Storm Erika.

Chair­man of ECTEL Board of Di­rec­tors, Mr. Isaac Solomon, handed over the cheque for EC$ 15,000 to Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the OECS Com­mis­sion, Dr. Di­da­cus Jules, on Fri­day, Septem­ber 25th dur­ing the 72nd meet­ing of the Board.

In pre­sent­ing the cheque, Mr. Solomon noted that though it is a mod­est sum, ECTEL felt com­pelled to make the con­tri­bu­tion to as­sist in the re­lief ef­forts.

“For us in the OECS we have al­ways had a strong sense of com­mu­nity so when­ever dis­as­ter strikes, whether we have or don’t have, we al­ways find a way to try to as­sist. So when we un­der­stood that our col­leagues in Do­minica were sig­nif­i­cantly af­fected by Trop­i­cal Storm Erika and sub­se­quent heavy rains, we felt com­pelled to come to the as­sis­tance of our broth­ers and sis­ters in Do­minica,” Solomon said.

In ac­cept­ing the cheque, OECS Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Dr. Di­da­cus Jules, noted that it was not “the size of the sum, but the spirit be­hind it.” Dr Jules was also full of praise for what he de­scribed as the tremen­dous out­pour­ing of sol­i­dar­ity for Do­minica from across the OECS, not­ing that all the gov­ern­ments have been con­tribut­ing, giv­ing what they can.

The OECS Com­mis­sion is play­ing a lead­er­ship and co­or­di­nat­ing role in mo­bi­liz­ing emer­gency re­lief sup­plies for the peo­ple of the Com­mon­wealth of Do­minica fol­low­ing the pas­sage of Trop­i­cal Storm Erika on Thurs­day, Au­gust 28th.

Chair­man of ECTEL’s Board of Di­rec­tors, Mr. Isaac Solomon, hands over a cheque to Di­rec­tor Gen­eral

of the OECS Com­mis­sion, Dr. Di­da­cus Jules.

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