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T&T helicopter sent to Barbuda

Published: 
Monday, September 11, 2017

A T&T National Helicopter Services helicopter went to Antigua/Barbuda yesterday to assist with relief efforts in those islands after Irma’s passage, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said.

Government had promised to send the helicopter to assist, but was unable to get it there previously due to the weather conditions.

Dillon said yesterday that T&T nationals in Barbuda had been evacuated to Antigua and Government is monitoring the situation with 38 other nationals in St Maarten and several others in the British Virgin Islands.

Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Stuart Young also said Government is working on plans to assist T&T nationals in those islands.

Caricom leaders, who video-conferenced Saturday on the hurricane damage, said a full assessment could not be done until the full passage of Irma and Hurricane Jose, which was also in the area.

The matter is expected to be discussed later this week by T&T officials.

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