The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has been experiencing heavy and above normal rainfall in the months of May and June which has led to severe flooding.
The President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has designated the flooding as a Level 2 event and declared a disaster in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana citing specific affected areas.
As a result of this severe flooding, Guyana has requested assistance from CARICOM for various relief items.
The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley has instructed the necessary authorities to arrangements to have requested relief items taken to Guyana as a matter of urgency.
Accordingly, the Government is arranging for relief supplies to be taken to Guyana and this will be coordinated by the Ministry of Trade and Industries and the Ministry of National Security (Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management) under the guidance of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs.