With the Atlantic Hurricane Season this year predicted to be very active and the Region also grappling with COVID-19, Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert said it will be an unprecedented challenge and that the United Kingdom (UK) is discussing ‘extra resilience’ support.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts on June 1, 2020, and ends on November 30, 2020.
Stating that the UK is ready to support, Governor Jaspert said the navy ship, RFA Argus, has already been deployed to the Caribbean with immediate relief capabilities and supplies and it will be stationed in the Region throughout the season.
“We are also discussing further support to bring extra resilience, should we require it given the added risk this year of tackling a storm and COVID-19 simultaneously,” the Governor said in a statement today, May 13, 2020.
Governor Jaspert, however, did not explain what form the extra support could take.
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his Government is particularly interested in economic support rather than military support as the UK is often more inclined to give to the Overseas Territories.
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