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India gives $1 million to Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort
By Office of the Prime Minister, Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Sep 16, 2019 - 7:40:07 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis accepted a $1 million contribution from the Government of India that will go toward Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

India High Commissioner M. Sevala Naik presented the donation to the Prime Minister and NEMA Director Captain Stephen Russell at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday 16 September.

Following the cheque presentation, officials met to discuss rebuilding and resilience efforts.

Prime Minister Minnis thanked the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, and the people of India for their generous contribution.

"These funds will be put to good use in our rebuilding efforts," said the Prime Minister. "NEMA appreciates this. All of the checks and balances will be put in place to ensure full accountability."

High Commissioner Naik expressed his deepest condolences to the Bahamian people for the lives claimed by Hurricane Dorian and for the devastation in Abaco and Grand Bahama. High Commissioner Naik is based in Jamaica.

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