St JOHNS, Antigua and Barbuda – 7th September 2017… The Government of Antigua and Barbuda today advises that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has made two aircraft available to Antigua to facilitate relief in Barbuda and for transportation of essential materials.
The two aircraft will arrive on Antigua on Thursday and will be based here and on call to the government of Antigua and Barbuda.
Additionally, the two aircraft will bring a cargo of relief items to include blankets, cots and other essential items along with a medical team of twenty (20) doctors and nurses. The team is comprised of medical personnel experienced in dealing with disasters.
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the first responders to the Crisis in the sister island of Barbuda, which was decimated by Hurricane Irma on 6th September, leaving over ninety-percent of the housing stock uninhabitable.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is grateful to the Government and People of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for this demonstration of true friendship and solidarity.