Turks and Caicos, July 7, 2017 – Grand Turk – Cabinet meeting revealed that government is prepared to buy special equipment for the Ministry of Finance and replacement equipment for the DDME. Governor Dr. John Freeman in the meeting last Friday was advised that he should approve funding for the purchase of two generators and two mobile satellite internet systems to enable the Ministry of Finance to continue to operate in critical areas of business in the event of a disaster.
His Excellency the Governor was also advised to approve emergency funding for the replacement of equipment stolen from the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME). In a theft Minister Delroy Williams labeled, ‘disheartening and outrageous’; the crooks got away with Digicel smart phones, radios, CPUs, computer monitors, 60” smart TV and satellite phones.
The items were called critical to the full and proper functioning of the DDME, especially during the hurricane season which runs June 1st through November 30th.