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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 03, 2010 – LIAT, the Caribbean airline, continues to partner with regional organisations in transporting relief supplies to St. Lucia where residents are suffering as a result of Hurricane Tomas which damaged much of the island on October 30.
On Wednesday LIAT’s dedicated Cargo aircraft, which has been in service for the past month, transported a significant volume of relief items from Barbados to St. Lucia as part of the company’s relief effort. The supplies comprised relief items which had been collected by various groups in Barbados and included a large amount of supplies collected from the staff of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC); the parents of children at the Ursuline School; and volunteer members of the Christ Church West District Emergency Organisation.
The initial request was made by the PWC St. Lucia office after the staff there identified a specific shelter in the hard-hit Fond St. Jacques community that has many children in its care. Included in the PWC shipment was water, food, toiletries and clothing which the St. Lucia office of PWC was expected to distribute on Thursday, November 11.
LIAT commenced its Intra-Caribbean Freighter Operation in October.
(L-R) Kim Summerville, Principal of the St. Angela’s Primary School; Derrick Frederick, Marketing Manager LIAT; Beverly Taylor, Duty Manager LIAT; Brian Robinson, PWC Partner
LIAT is one of the leading Caribbean airlines. It is owned by regional shareholders, with the major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. More information about LIAT may be found at www.liat.com .
Desmond Brown, Corporate Communications Manager, LIAT (1974) Limited, Head Office, Sealey Building, Sir George Walter Highway, Antigua. Telephone: +268 480 5600, fax: +268 480 5638 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.