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Trinidad and Tobago sends aid to St Vincent | Press Releases – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-04-18 15:36:15 –

Fifty troops from the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Forces (TTDF) left Trinidad and Tobago early Tuesday for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The group, consisting of engineers, infantry / provoss, medical and logistics staff, was left on the galleon’s route around 7 am and was stationed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the first two weeks to provide humanitarian and rescue assistance. To provide. Following the eruption of La Soufrière volcano.

Representatives of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), and members of the media were also part of the delegation that departed the galleon route.

National Security Minister Stuart Young thanked the military for addressing the military prior to departure and responding to the call to assist the citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines when needed.



Some of the relief supplies transported to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the galleon route on Tuesday.


Young said the military had government support and urged them to stay safe in the now active danger zone during the pandemic.

He also encouraged the people of Trinidad and Tobago to represent professionally in carrying out the necessary humanitarian and rescue operations consistent with their training, with successful missions and safe departures and returns. He stated his best wishes for the trip.

The TTDF delegation was also supported by the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Brigadier General Dexter Francis, the commander of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard, and the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard. Tobago Defense Force Reserve.

In addition, relief supplies collected by the Department of Disaster Management (ODPM) were formed as part of humanitarian efforts.



Stuart Young

Stuart Young on the left speaks with Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF) Deputy Chief of Staff, Commander Anil Gosin, to tour the galleon route before the TTDF forces depart for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Did. Provide relief assistance.


Items shipped included water, groceries, toiletries, sanitary supplies, cleaning supplies, simple medical supplies, and other required items (water tanks, buckets, etc.).

Three water trucks were provided to transport drinking water.

After docking on St. Vincent, the galleon corridor will be used by the people of Trinidad and Tobago, who are now on St. Vincent.

Returnees will land in Trinidad on Wednesday and will be quarantined and treated according to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 protocol.

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago remains in contact with the authorities of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and will continue to monitor their situation.



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