#TurksandCaicos, October 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Premier Robinson continues to welcome many regional and international partners who are offering assistance and support in the country’s Recovery efforts.
“The level of assistance being offered is unprecedented and we are grateful that in this climate where many countries around the world are affected by recent disasters, our country is being considered favorably in our early framing days of our recovery strategy. We have a few more critical assessments to complete and we are pleased that the various offers of assistance can be factored in for consideration in our Strategic Recovery Framework”, said Premier Robinson. “People are eager to learn what if anything the Government is able to do in terms of housing repairs, business support and rebuilding. We are closer to that date and we are pleased with the critical work done thus far.”
“Last week I was pleased to welcome the DFID/FCO Reconstruction Team which comprised of critical skills and posts. The Team led by Chris Austin, Barbados based head of the UK Joint Task Force in the region comprised of David Barlow, Consultant on Emergency Planning; Alex Stevens, Head of OT Governance Team, DFID; John Bowker, Infrastructure Advisor, DFID; David Woolnough and Miriam Sachak, head of Economic and Financial team, DFID, FCO.”
“The Team was able to meet with the Governor, myself, Ministers, Senior Public Service Management and critical Department Heads. I was pleased with the dialogue and was satisfied with the initial feedback received in the Debriefing at the end of the Visit. The Team will report to the UK Ministerial Group and formal dialogue will follow on our country’s needs and the UK’s commitments.”
“I was likewise delighted to receive a courtesy call from a Bahamian Delegation led by the Hon Philip Brave Davis, Leader of the Opposition and which included Member of Parliament, Hon Paiswell Forbes and Senator the Hon Jobeth Coleby Davis.
“This week, I welcomed Caribbean representative, Diane Quarless for UN ECLAC. At my invitation, a full delegation will travel to TCI the first week of November to continue the critical damage and Loss Assessment Report. The work of UN ECLAC is critical in assessing our economic loss and recommendations for recovery efforts.”
Press Release: TCIG