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St. Kitts-Nevis officials to visit devastated islands to assist SKN nationals



Damaged-Hotel-AnguillaBasseterre, St. Kitts, 12th September, 2017 ( - The Federal Cabinet in its meeting on post Hurricane Irma relief efforts on Monday, 11th September, expressed concern over the safety and security of nationals on the impacted islands.

As a consequence, several delegations will visit affected islands and territories to ascertain firsthand how nationals can be assisted.

Hon Shawn Richards, Deputy Prime Minister, and Hon Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis, will lead a delegation on Tuesday, 12th September, to visit St. Kitts and Nevis nationals in the BVI and USVI to provide aid to those in need, and bring home those who require relocation.

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris will lead a delegation on Wednesday, 13th September to Anguilla, as part of the OECS Monetary Council.

And Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley will lead a delegation on Thursday, 14th September to St Maarten and on to Anguilla.

St. Kitts and Nevis nationals in these countries should let themselves be known to the visiting Government ministers and inform them of your urgent circumstances.

Meanwhile, a request made by the Guyana based High Commission of India to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is for the facilitation of an evacuation of India nationals to St. Kitts and Nevis out of St. Maarten.

Once on St. Kitts, they will then be flown out via the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. According to the information received, the evacuation is being privately funded.

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