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Governor extends condolences to Dominica

Governor George Fergusson

Governor George Fergusson has added his condolences to the widespread feelings of sadness and concern in Bermuda for the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika in Dominica.

“The Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliary ship, RFA Lyme Bay, which visited Bermuda in July, and is equipped specifically for disaster recovery work, arrived in Dominica on Wednesday,” a spokeswoman for Government House stated.

She added that the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerritt, tweeted that the ship had arrived “at our cargo port at Woodbridge Bay here in Dominica briniging bedding, shelter, torches, stretchers, helicopter, water”.

According to the spokeswoman, the ship’s arrival followed a contribution last weekend by the UK Department for International Development of £300,000 ($450,000) in an immediate financial contribution to Dominica’s recovery.

The European Union has made a further contribution of €1 million.