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Bahamas Receives Warehouses For Disaster Relief



Published on 19 February 2014



by Office of the Spokesperson

(WireNews)

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Army General Charles H. Jacoby Jr. (center, in uniform), commander of U.S. Northern Command, and Bahamian and U.S. officials participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a disaster relief warehouse on Grand Bahama on February 13.

Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie led the Bahamian delegation that included Minister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville, Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin, Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Roderick Bowe and Captain Stephen Russell, director of the National Emergency Management Agency.

The U.S. donation, valued at about $895,500, includes the warehouse, disaster relief supplies and training to improve the National Emergency Management Agency’s response to future disasters.

Jacoby said it is a privilege for the United States to have a reliable partnership with a country that prioritizes the safety and security of its citizens and visitors.

“It is a true honor for us to play a part in supporting you in a most sacred endeavor — to never be late in helping your citizens when disaster strikes,” Jacoby said.

A second warehouse donated by the United States is located in Coral Harbour on New Providence.




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Posted 2014-02-19 16:40:00