Living Waters Community ready to ship supplies to Dominica

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 13:00

Loading of relief supplies for hurricane-affected victims in Dominica into shipping containers is being allowed at the Capital Signals Dock in Chaguaramas after all.

This was disclosed by Living Waters Community volunteer Dayne Harford.

Two of 10 freight containers with relief supplies that were expected to be shipped today from Carenage to Dominica, were offloaded and redirected to the port of Port-of-Spain for clearance on orders by the T&T Coast Guard (TTCG).

This resulted in relief items, such as generators, tarpaulins, bottled water, mattresses, blankets, toiletries and canned foods, reaching those most in need being delayed by several days.

However, Harford said that the TTCG and Customs and Excise have since organised to inspect the containers and allow loading.

Today Harford told Guardian Media that the boat was loaded earlier today in Chaguaramas and relief for Dominica was expected to leave tonight.

Those containers will carry a sign "From Trinidad to Dominica with Love."

By tomorrow, a total of 13 containers from various organisations including the Living Waters Community, Blue Waters and St Finbars RC Church would be expected to have already been shipped or on its way to Dominica.