Qatar gives St Kitts-Nevis $300,000 for hurricane recovery

Timothy Harris and Khamis Al-Sahouti.

Efforts to repair parts of St Kitts and Nevis received a boost yesterday with a US$300,000 donation from Qatar.

The Middle Eastern state’s non-resident ambassador to the federation, Khamis Al-Sahouti, told Prime Minister Timothy Harris about the donation during a phone call.

According to the office of the prime minister, Harris expressed profound gratitude to the government and people of Qatar on the Caribbean country.

The funds will “undoubtedly assist in alleviating the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.”

In September 2017, St Kitts and Nevis was among the string of eastern Caribbean islands impacted by the passing of two dangerous category five hurricanes.

Although spared of the hours experienced by Barbuda and Dominica, it did still take a pounding to key infrastructure, including schools, police and fire stations.

The cost of rectifying the damage was estimated by the government to be at least $150 million.

Also discussed on Monday were bilateral relations between the two nations.


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