An estimated one billion EC dollars has been committed to Dominica at the recently held Caribbean Community (CARICOM)- United Nations (UN) Donor’s Conference in New York.
Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit stated the islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria received strong support from international communities.
From his point of view he added it was a success saying, “It was the first opportunity to meet with all of the partners including countries, institutions, organizations and private co-operations. It was extremely well attended and there was a very sound participation by those present, as well as a firm commitment and concern for Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, The British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Cuba and all the other islands that were affected by hurricanes.”
The Prime Minister said however all the funds will not be transferred to Dominica at the same time.
“We are still doing the math, because what we have to appreciate in Dominica is that the funds will come into Dominica over a period of time. There will be funds that will come in the short term, come that will come in the medium term and some that will come in the long term. That is because some countries for example may give a three year commitment of funds or a four year commitment of funds, and so you will have to break it down inn those three or four year intervals and to determine how much you will get for each particular year,” he explained.