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Trinidad and Tobago assist hurricane damaged Antigua and Barbuda

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has been communicating with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda with respect to the devastation suffered in Barbuda as a result of Hurricane Irma.

The Government has agreed to provide assistance to Antigua and Barbuda by providing a helicopter and crew for the period of a week to directly contribute to the provision of relief and aid for Barbuda.

The Government has carefully considered the current difficult economic circumstances and despite these difficulties, because it recognizes the responsibility of helping our CARICOM neighbour in this time of disaster and need, it has agreed to provide this specific assistance.